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Teen Treatment Programs

We Help Teens Get the Most Out of Life

Your teenage years are the core developmental years of your life. This is when you develop habits, form opinions, find your passions, and seek out role models. You have unique needs. Your brain works differently from your parents’ brains. You care about things that adults forgot about years ago.

We help teenagers to address these needs in a way that restores family relationships instead of further straining them. Our comprehensive and individualized methods can achieve the highest rate of success because we address issues while clients are still in their developmental years.

What Teen-Specific Care Looks Like

There are a lot misconceptions and stigmas around what treatment and recovery encompasses for teenagers. We have designed an evidence based curriculum that is specifically geared towards teens. We have dedicated our lives and our organization to helping teens get the most out of life.

We will give you permission to be who you really are—because we believe that’s enough.
We won’t try to make you act and talk a certain way.

We will take the group on regular experiential activities (e.g. to a local multi-sport activity center).
We won’t force you to sit through long, educational lecture-style group sessions.

We will show you an alternative lifestyle and empower you to pursue it. 
We won’t tell you what you shouldn’t or can’t do.

We will tell the truth. We believe truth builds trust, so we always start with the truth—and there’s never shame in telling the truth.
We won’t just tell you what you want to hear.

We will involve your family, and hold them accountable, at every stage of the treatment process.
We won't focus exclusively on you.

We will always do what's in your best interest. Even if it means sending you to a different organization for help.
We won't put our interests before yours.

We will help everyone who comes to us. Sometimes this means coming to our program. Sometimes this means going to different program.
We won’t turn people away who want help.

We will do what is in your best interest. 
We won't recommend unnecessary programs.

Life As A Teen Can Be Hard

There are numerous pressures facing teens today.  Many teens become depressed, anxious, or struggle to find their ways in life, and have turned to using drugs or alcohol to help cope.  If you have ever felt this way, you are not alone.  We help teens in similar situations every day.

Our Approach to Teen Treatment

The very first thing we do when helping teens is find out what they care about most. We want to find common ground with them, so we’re both working towards something. For some, that may be academics, for others it’s relationships—whatever it is, we find it, then work towards it.

Getting the Family Involved Early & Often

We believe family counseling is a critical part to a teen’s successful recovery. We require parents to be involved in our program. Our family therapists help the entire family system connect in a safe way to resolve family conflict and build a stronger foundation.

Using Fun & Experiential Treatment

We believe teens are wired to learn through fun and exploration. Our programs include various experiential therapies such as art therapy, yoga, physical activities, and outdoor adventures to help teens become their happiest, healthiest selves.

Helping With Academics

We make academic success a priority. When you feel successful in school, you have a greater sense of control and experience less family conflict. Our academic and vocational advisor works with each teen to develop an individualized plan to get them back on track with school.

Dealing With Co-Occurring Mental Health & Behavioral Needs

Often teens struggling with drug and alcohol use also have underlying mental health or behavioral disorders such as depression, anxiety, or personality disorders. Our clinical team focuses on helping the teen and their family identify and improve these underlying concerns.

Establishing a Positive Friend Group

It is normal and healthy for teens to be focused on peer relationships. Sometimes this can get misdirected, and they can form community around unhealthy interests. We support teens in building positive relationships based on real connection and fun.

Our Commitment to You

We can’t change teens. We can’t change families. But we can give you the motivation, tools, steps, and community so you can begin changing yourself.

Seeing you for who you are.

We want you to know we see you; you are not alone. We want to get to know you and begin building a genuine relationship with you―the real you.

Taking time to hear you.

We want to understand the details of your situation. In order to help, we listen to your story. We’ll ask questions to understand what you care about.

Caring enough to value you.

We believe deeply that you are important and have value. Because you have value, you’re worth our time and our attention to help you move forward.

Telling the truth.

We will tell the truth. We believe truth builds trust, so we always start with the truth—and there’s never shame in telling the truth. We won’t just tell you what you want to hear.

Involving your family.

We will involve your family, and hold them accountable, at every stage of the treatment process. We won't focus exclusively on you.

Doing what's in your best interest.

We will always do what's in your best interest. Even if it means sending you to a different organization for help. We won't put our interests before yours.

Our Teen Program Offerings

After working one-on-one with teens and their families, we’ll determine which level of care will work best for them. Here are the three basic offerings we have for teens and their families:

Day Treatment (PHP)
5-30 days
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Program
  • One-on-One Therapy
  • Academic & Vocational Support
  • Assessments & Evaluations with Psychiatrist (MD)
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
60-90 days
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Program
  • One-on-One Therapy
  • Academic & Vocational Support
  • Assessments & Evaluations with Psychiatrist (MD)
Outpatient (OP)
90-180 days
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Program
  • One-on-One Therapy
  • Academic & Vocational Support

Parenting is Not Easy

As a parent you are always focused on trying to protect your child from the outside world—but how do you protect them from their own inner turmoil?

We have programs, support groups, and resources specifically for parents to help you understand how to handle these tough situations and work with your child.

You have questions.
We have answers.

Our goal is to provide the most helpful information. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions. We are here to help any way we can.

Our clinical team includes M.D. psychiatrists and licensed clinicians who specialize in treating substance use, addiction, and mental health.

We are not accredited school, however we do provide structured academic support as part of to help individuals with tutoring, homework help, grade recovery, and mentoring.  Our Teen IOP program is an after school program designed to accommodate clients’ school schedule to minimizing any disruption there.

Yes, our highly experienced, multidisciplinary clinical team has significant experience experience treating co-occurring mental health disorders which is a core focus of our program.

There are many signs that getting help might be necessary. Some signs may include changes in friend groups, under-preforming at school, running away, participating in illicit activities, engaging in risky behavior, or acts of self-harm.

The about of treatment needed is very dependent on each individual. It is determined through a comprehensive clinical evaluation with a licensed clinician to understand the unique needs of each person.  

An assessment at Sandstone Care involves one of our licensed clinicians, the individual considering our program, and their respective family member(s).  The purpose of the assessment is to better understand an individual’s and family’s unique situation to determine appropriateness of fit and which level of care is medically necessary.  The assessment process is typically in person at our clinical offices and lasts 1.5 - 2.0 hours, with the majority of the time spent with our licensed clinician and the individual considering our program.  

Accredited By the Joint Commission

Sandstone Care has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation as a provider of substance abuse, addiction, and mental health treatment services. The Joint Commission standards hold us accountable to providing the highest levels of quality care.

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