Mental Health

Does my Teen have PTSD?
July 11, 2017

Does my Teenager have PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is most commonly associated with soldiers returning from combat; however, it is not limited to that select group. PTSD can affect children and teens Read More

Which Antidepressants are OK for Teens?
June 27, 2017

What are the Benefits of Group Therapy for my Teen?

What is Group Therapy? Group therapy has become a well-recognized practice within the counseling community that provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to vocalize their feelings and emotions. In Read More

What are the stages of change
June 13, 2017

What are the Stages of Change in a Teen Treatment Center?

One of the techniques our counselors use as part of our teen recovery programs is helping an adolescent move through the stages of change. The six steps in the stages Read More

Teen Mental Health Issues
May 30, 2017

Mental Health Issues Affect Teens Too

The teen years are difficult for your child and you as a parent. If your teen is struggling with a mental illness, it can magnify the already tumultuous experiences teenagers experience. Read More

What is Therapeutic Foster Care?
May 9, 2017

What is Therapeutic Foster Care?

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a support and learning system that seeks to keep children with more severe behavioral, physical, or emotional needs in a healthy family unit until they Read More

What is Family Therapy?
April 25, 2017

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy provides both the families of a struggling teen and the teen themselves with a safe place to heal. If your teen is wrestling with depression, eating disorders, suicidal tendencies, or Read More

Underage Drinking-The Facts of Teen Alcohol Abuse
April 18, 2017

Underage Drinking- The Facts of Teen Alcohol Abuse

Teen alcohol abuse is a significant problem in the United States; alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among teens in junior high and high school. The consequences of under Read More

How Do I Talk to My Teens About Drugs? Part 2
April 11, 2017

How Do I Talk to My Teens About Drugs? Part 2

You can’t avoid talking to your child or teen about drugs. There are too many risks for them in today’s society, and as their parent, you are on the front Read More

How do I talk to my teen about drugs?
April 4, 2017

How Do I Talk to My Teen About Drugs? Part 1

Having the conversation with your teen about drug use is never an easy one, even if you think they haven’t started using yet. Even though having the conversation may seem Read More

Counselor using motivational interviewing with boy
March 29, 2017

What is Motivational Interviewing? How does it Help my Teen?

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a style of therapy in which the counselor partners with the individual to help them move away from ambivalence toward change and accomplishing goals. “Motivational interviewing Read More