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Therapy Treatments for Teens

Therapy Treatments for Teens with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

We assess a teen’s developmental stage and create a unique treatment program based on their physiological needs. Our highly-credentialed clinical staff uses different therapy treatments that give teens the tools to build strong relationships, self-esteem, and a more stable home life.

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Teen Therapy

Therapy options that empower teens

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Substance abuse, addiction, and mental health struggles affect a teen’s ability to function and enjoy life. There is a multitude of different treatment options available that can help teens and their families.

Help your teen build a stronger foundation.

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Therapy Treatments

Explore therapy options for teens.

We deliver evidence-based therapy treatment for teens in a number of areas.

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Individual therapy

After our comprehensive assessment, we develop an individualized treatment plan to meet each client’s needs. Rather than emphasize why an individual comes to Sandstone Care, we focus on the path forward. We rely on our clinical framework to help each client discover their own values and beliefs, strengths, and passions.

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Family therapy

You’re looking at how the individual roles you play and the ways you relate to each other effect everyone in the family. In family systems therapy, your therapist’s job is to help family members build that system on interactions that work well for everyone within it. We include your family in each step of recovery, so you can build stronger and healthier relationships.

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Group therapy

In group therapy, you’ll interact with people your own age who are experiencing the same struggles you are. You will build healthy friendships and see firsthand that you are not alone and you are not the only person who has struggled with mental health and substance use conditions.

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Dual diagnosis

When an individual is struggling with both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, the two conditions are referred to as “co-occurring disorders,” or “dual diagnoses.” At Sandstone Care, we understand the importance of treating the whole person, which includes addressing co-occurring disorders concurrently with substance abuse and/or addiction.

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Evidence-based therapies

We developed our evidence-based curriculum with the latest available research to address our clients’ deepest physical, mental, and emotional issues. It is our goal to reach the root of the substance use or addiction issue. We include the following therapies, assessments, and plans in our programs:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Somatic Symptom Assessment and Plan

Brain & Body Trauma Assessment and Plan

Weekly Organized Physical Activities

Nutritional Assessment and Plan

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Academic & vocational

Sandstone ensures teens do not fall behind in school or at work during treatment by requiring participation in academic and vocational programs in conjunction with our therapeutic services. While at Sandstone Care, our fully dedicated academic and vocational adviser will empower each teenager to rekindle their motivation, develop confidence, set college and career goals, and foster the skills necessary for independent living.

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Medication management

Medication management involves diagnosing, treating, and preventing substance use and mental health conditions. Every teen is unique and requires a customized treatment program. Our clinical staff helps you become an expert in managing your treatment and medication. While not every individual needs medication, we help prepare and educate those who do.

How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have a life, so we offer a more personalized experience than you would find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.

Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes

You are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans

No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.

Academic and Vocational Support

We want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.

The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

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As a therapist, I will never hesitate to refer to Sandstone.

“Clients have shown incredible outcomes after working with them and their team is knowledgeable, passionate, and always willing to find the best care and referrals for their clients.”

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Clinical Therapist

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We know the first step is hard. We’re here to make it easier.

Not sure where to begin?

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Cost & Insurance

Get help verifying your insurance, understanding costs, and making a financial plan for treatment.

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Types of Care

Learn more about the different levels of care we offer for teens at different stages of recovery.

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Admissions Process

Find out what to expect during the admissions process and how to get started.

Benefits of Evidence-Based Therapy

Evidence-based therapy means using therapeutic approaches that have been proven effective through scientific research. The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBT using the best research available. Using evidence-based treatments ensures that the methods used by therapists are not just based on theories but are backed by solid evidence, so that recovery and healing are never left up to chance.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

Studies have shown that these therapy treatments lead to longer-lasting results and empower you with effective coping skills.

Highest Quality Treatment

Our licensed clinical staff is trained in therapy treatments that are proven to be effective, which means they can provide you with the best care possible.

Clinically Effective & Cost Effective

Since these kinds of treatments are scientifically proven to be effective, the chances of relapse are less likely. This means you’ll be able to save more money in the long run.

More Accountability for Therapists

EBT requires specialized training in the different kinds of therapies, which means you are guaranteed qualified, verified therapists are in charge of your care.

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CLICC Framework for Success

Learn and heal using our unique clinical framework.

Our unique CLICC Framework establishes five pillars of success for our clients. These five pillars allow our therapists to hone in on a teen’s strengths and identify any areas in their recovery process that are lacking. This individualized program methodology helps your teenager reach that critical breakthrough moment that is necessary in order to achieve a sustainable recovery.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Get the tools you need for addiction and mental health needs.

Addiction and mental health often go hand-in-hand. Work on both at Sandstone.

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 teens to identify and improve any underlying concerns, so they are fully prepared to address addiction from all directions.

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Teen-Specific Approach

Giving you the freedom to be.

Be seen. Be heard. Be valued.

We can’t change people. We can’t change families. But we can empower you with the tools, steps, and community you need for long-lasting change. Get started with our teen-specific programs.

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The Continuum of Care

Care for Wherever You Are in Your Journey

Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe transitional living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

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Ask any mental health or substance use disorder question on your mind.

Check out our selection of frequently asked questions — or call us to ask us today.

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Yes. We have a teen track, which is for teens ages 13-17, and a young adult track for individuals ages 18-30.

Each individual’s treatment team consists of six experts who specialize in teen trauma and mental health disorders including our Program Director, Family Therapist, Primary Therapist, Psychiatrist, Teacher, and Medical Director (supported by our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner)

The teens at Sandstone Care are bright and creative spirits who have been impacted by mental health issues. Typically, they are struggling with, or have experienced, anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or substance use. Teens with a history of violence, teens that are actively suicidal or psychotic, teens that have a severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, or teens that exhibit behavioral issues that would disrupt the treatment milieu are not appropriate for Sandstone Care. Each teen is carefully screened by the admissions team and the Program Director, and if needed, the Executive Clinical Director and Medical Director for appropriateness.

The amount of treatment needed varies greatly and depends on one’s individual needs. At Sandstone Care, we believe in treating our clients as a whole person instead of just treating their substance use disorder or mental health disorders in isolation. Our program is individualized to meet those specific needs and as such length of stay may vary. Navigate to one of our specific teen treatment programs to see the standard timeline for each.

Yes, we understand that many people who abuse drugs and alcohol also suffer from depression, anxiety, etc. So, we have a psychiatrist on staff who can diagnose co-occurring disorders and help address the underlying issues that often lead to substance abuse.

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Get help for addiction and substance use disorders

We are here to help in any way possible. Find hope and start on the path to recovery by calling us today. We’re available 24/7.