Treatment Philosophy and Therapy for Troubled Teens
Unlike most other adolescent residential treatment centers, TTS provides specialized mental health services based on the individual needs of the patient and her family in a singularly unique environment. Your daughter will receive personalized attention from an experienced and caring staff in a small, Christian, all-teen, all-girls environment. Our treatment philosophy and personalized therapy techniques change negative behaviors and mold positive character for struggling teen girls. Please call for a free consultation with one of our Family Advocates, each of whom truly cares about your specific needs, and those of your family.
Our Treatment Philosophy
TTS philosophy is that each girl was created by God for a specific purpose. Our goal is to help her to tap into the beauty within, to develop her God-given gifts, and to learn to fully appreciate her uniqueness in this world. With these philosophies in mind, we provide a unique experience to help your daughter counter behavioral problems and rediscover her value and purpose. By removing her from her usual surroundings and placing her into a residential treatment center that utilizes proven evidence-based therapies, we challenge old problematic behaviors and promote personal growth. By changing her setting, daily routines, toxic relationships, and disrupting any substance usage, we begin the path to healing and stop the vicious cycle of negative behavior. Only then will she be able to redefine and rediscover her unique identity with an emphasis upon God-given dignity, personal responsibility, and right action.
1:5 Staff-to-Patient Ratio
We are uniquely qualified and specialized in treating adolescent girls’ issues, such as:
- Sexual promiscuity
- Attention seeking
- Substance abuse
- Manipulative behaviors
TTS treatment program restores families through life-changing therapy and activities…not through patients hanging out with peers in treatment and learning more negative behaviors. Our goal is to protect each girl from the negative influences of other mental health patients that are participating in our program. Patients’ safety, security, and treatment is protected through intense 24-hour supervision and monitoring by a highly trained and specialized staff. We protect patients from “taking on” other patients’ behaviors and issues and therefore not “muddying the waters” of the patient’s mental health picture and treatment. We also want to protect each patient from being harmed or further damaged while in treatment. To accomplish this, NO patients are ever allowed to be alone with other patients without direct staff supervision. TTS has one of the highest staff to patient ratios in the industry–1:5 during the day and 1:7 at night. Our manner of treatment for troubled teens doesn’t revolve around busywork, but around tasks with integrity. Instead of spending her days watching TV, listening to music, and visiting with other patients in treatment, your daughter will learn to make a difference in the lives of the people and animals around her, as well as in her own life. She will have daily community chores, daily mental, physical and spiritual challenges, and a variety of hands-on activities, including caring for animals at our facility.
Adolescent Residential Treatment Team with a Heart
It’s truly the staff members at TTS that make us so unique. Each doctor, therapist, nurse, and behavioral health direct care staff is able to reach patients more effectively, because they live, work, and deal with life’s obstacles side-by-side with the patients. The staff become more “human” to the struggling teen girl, and thereby build therapeutic rapport and trust with ease. This is a key factor because each girl knows that they are more than a number to the caring staff that teaches and cares for them each day. While your daughter is at our facility, she will truly KNOW AND BELIEVE in her heart that our non-judgmental mental health treatment team cares for her safety, wellbeing, and future success.
Therapy for Troubled Teens that Works!
Your daughter will grow to see that these staff members are approachable, empathetic, and honest. She will directly observe that “adolescent residential treatment” means living, eating, and communicating as a team with everyone in the same environment. This facilitates a connection, which enhances genuineness between the young women and the staff. The treatment team is able to step back from their traditional roles as authority figures, allowing natural consequences to provide reinforcement and punishment of appropriate, or inappropriate, behaviors. Have questions? You can learn more about approaches and specific therapy options below. Feel free to call us at . It would be our pleasure to speak with you about your daughter’s situation and to explain how we can help.
Therapeutic Approaches to Defiant Teens
Treatment Plans for Struggling Teens
Benefits of T’s Troubled Teen Program
A Troubled Teen Girl’s Journey in Treatment
It’s never too late. Contact us today to discuss your next steps.