Who We Serve

We serve teenagers ages 13– 17 and their parents. The adolescents we work with often have been labeled as “troubled” or “at-risk,” and are struggling with significant behavioral and mental health issues. Often the relationship between the teen and parents is highly conflicted.

Student Profile

The youth we work with are identifiable by:

  • Defiant and out of control behavior
  • Negative peer relationships
  • Dishonest or manipulative behavior
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor academic performance
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • A loss of direction and accountability
  • Anger management
  • The effects of early childhood abuse or trauma

We do not work with youth who:

  • Are at high risk for suicide
  • Are at significant risk for harming others
  • Are experiencing hallucinations or psychosis
  • Do not have a parent or substitute who is able and committed to engaging in the treatment process
  • Do not pass our medical evaluation
  • Whose IQ is not 85 or greater

Parent Profile

Parents come to us feeling:

  • Deeply concerned about the happiness, safety, and future of their child
  • Hurt, scared, or angry about their child’s behaviors
  • At a loss about how to help their child

There are additional screening criteria, both medical and mental health related, which we would be happy to discuss over the phone. Please contact us for more information or to begin the enrollment process.