Our Holistic Program for Troubled Teens
All too often, troubled teenagers at risk are placed in short-term psychiatric treatment for 3-7 days and then discharged home without really having treatment and therapy to address their behavioral health issues. As a Catholic residential treatment center for teen girls, TTS has found that young women treated in the “revolving door” inpatient treatment facilities quickly fall back into old behaviors once they return home. This is generally for two reasons; first, girls don’t know how to adapt their newfound life skills to their old environments. Second, they have a spiritual void in their lives that they attempt to fill with things other than God. TTS offers long-term results for teens in distress. To speak with a Family Advocate, please call . Otherwise, continue reading.
A Residential Treatment Center that Works in the Real World
Attending our adolescent residential treatment center gives your daughter a safe retreat in a loving family-style environment where the negative distractions that previously influenced her are eliminated. At the same time, she will learn to function in a real-world family setting, making the adjustment from residential treatment to home much smoother.
Activities and Treatment
Through various specifically designed evidence-based treatment approaches and tailored therapeutic methods, your daughter will learn to cope with her emotions and not be a risk to herself or others. TTS utilizes evidence-based group therapies and individual therapies and integrates the ever-so-important family therapy. Some examples of the evidenced-based therapies used in our therapy sessions are;
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),
- Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR),
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
- Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), and
- Seeking Safety (a specific program for treating trauma and substance abuse in adolescent women.)
Your daughter will participate in individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor daily. A psychiatrist for medication management will also see her every week. Mindset Changes and Challenges Program
One of the most critical functions of residential treatment programs is to build trust between troubled teens and their treatment team. While attending TTS residential treatment center, your daughter has the benefit of temporarily leaving the negative distractions and pressures of life behind. This frees her to focus on finding herself and discovering who she is through Christ. The Mindset Changes and Challenges Program takes teens at risk and encourages changes in their behavior. For her to gain privileges, your daughter needs to work honestly on the behaviors, attitudes, and issues that are forcing you to seek treatment for her. Once she is successful, your daughter will grow self-worth and dignity, allowing her to do the painstaking task of looking honestly inward. With the emotional growth that occurs, she will be able to soften her heart and let down all the barriers that have prevented her from looking inward, achieving healing, and utilizing healthy coping skills.
Is the Entire Program “Mind” Work?
The mind isn’t the only area of your daughter’s total person that we work on. TTS’ philosophy about troubled teens is to provide each one with appropriate therapy for her mind, body, and soul. We offer quality nutrition specifically designed for teens at risk to build up their health and mental wellbeing. Likewise, we work on your child’s spiritual development, increasing her inner strength and peace. We require her to examine her conscience momentarily and observe her progress daily. We also review her progress towards meeting her measurable and obtainable treatment goals weekly. We need your daughter to grow in virtues such as patience, mercy, compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, respect, motivation, honesty, self-control, and responsibility. As she practices these, she will internalize these coping skills and characteristics as her own. If you didn’t want the best for your daughter, you wouldn’t be researching treatment options. With the decision to get help comes questions. We’d be glad to speak with you by phone or email. Contact us today to receive more information on helping your daughter successfully conquer the battles she’s fighting. There is hope at TTS.