Types of Therapies


Individual Therapy

Each teen attends weekly sessions with expert clinicians. These sessions are individually created to meet teens specific needs.

Group Therapies

Group therapy sessions use a variety of approaches allowing teens to build healthy relationships, support one another, and discuss the healing process together.

Family Therapy

We treat teens in the context of the entire family. Family members participate in weekly therapy and Family Practice weekends to rehearse new skills on weekends allotted or as the teen advances in phases.

Trauma Systems Therapy

This model is for children who have been exposed to trauma and focuses on the child’s emotional and behavioral needs as well as the environment. The family is taught about trauma reminders or triggers and how to recognize and break the pattern.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

This model is a goal directed collaborative approach to change developed with the teen and family from a series of questions helping the family envision the change they are desiring.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Our therapists use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to identify and modify irrational thought and behavior patterns. Therefore, this creates shifts from the negative toward the positive.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) helps teens acknowledge the unhealthy behaviors they are using to cope with deeper underlying issues. Additionally, we develop ways to modify these behaviors.

Person Centered or Humanistic Therapy

We engage teens with unconditional positive regard, compassion, and empathy. This allows them to feel accepted and understand themselves and family without shame.

Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stages of Change Model

This model uses Motivational Interviewing techniques of asking questions so teens gain insight into the process of change.

"Therapeutic Activities"

Our residents engage in a variety of activities with a therapeutic focus including Equine Assisted Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Adventure Therapy, Creative Writing, Gardening, Martial Arts, and Mindful Breathing/Stretching.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images while generating one type of bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping. It is included in several guidelines for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. 

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