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Adolescent Program

Our adolescent program serves individual ages 13 to 17, providing treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. Services include a comprehensive psychosocial evaluation, weekly individual counseling, and group counseling. Clinicians utilize a variety of evidenced-based techniques and work with clients to address topics such as emotion regulation, mindfulness, substance use, stress management, and development of positive coping mechanisms. Family involvement is also strongly encouraged to facilitate positive communication and assist with building a strong support system for each individual.

In our adolescent program, we focus on putting the client at the center of their treatment journey. We welcome individuals aged 13 to 17 and provide specialized care for mental health and substance use concerns. Our approach begins with a thorough evaluation to understand each client’s unique needs and goals. From there, we work closely with them to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific strengths and challenges.

Our services encompass a range of options, including weekly individual counseling sessions that can be conducted virtually as well. We believe in empowering our clients to take an active role in their recovery journey, and we provide them with the tools and support they need to make informed decisions about their care.

Additionally, we recognize the importance of involving families in the treatment process. We encourage open communication and collaboration between clients and their families to create a supportive environment at home. By working together, we can strengthen the clients’ support system and foster positive relationships that contribute to their overall well-being.

Our approach is client-centered, emphasizing the importance of individualized care and active involvement in the treatment plan. We are committed to supporting adolescents in achieving their goals and building resilience for a brighter future.


Counseling approaches

Motivational Interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a type of counseling that assists individuals in resolving ambivalent feelings and insecurities. It helps them to discover their internal motivation, which is necessary for them to change their behavior. This counseling process is practical, empathetic, and short-term, and it recognizes the challenges that people face when making life changes.

Trauma-Informed Care: Trauma Informed Care seeks to acknowledge the effects of trauma in a person’s life and to provide supportive care that both makes people feel safe and avoids re-traumatization.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of talking therapy. It is a common treatment for a range of mental health problems. CBT teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions.

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R): CT-R applies broadly to individuals experiencing extensive behavioral, social, and physical health challenges. CT-R is highly collaborative, person-centered, and strengths-based and focuses on developing and strengthening positive beliefs of purpose, hope, efficacy, empowerment, and belonging.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): is a type of psychotherapy that emphasizes taking action to achieve your goals and values, even in the presence of negative thoughts and emotions. It draws from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Instead of avoiding or struggling with difficult emotions, clients learn to acknowledge and accept them as natural responses to life situations. By doing so, they can move forward and live a more fulfilling life.


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