How We Are Different

How We Are Different 

Veiw of the cabins from the-School Room and Therapy-Office

Over the years, many parents have asked us how we are different from other residential treatment facilities for adolescent girls. TTS is not your typical residential treatment program. There are several core differences between TTS and other inpatient treatment facilities. Although we may be radically different than mainstream options, we also have a drastically higher long-term success rate than they do. A full 96% of the girls who come to T and complete their stay effectively overcome the struggles in their lives. They go on to be productive young women who lead full lives.

TTS is Different from Other Residential Treatment Programs

How do we do it? By choosing the narrow gate. With the help of our capable and compassionate staff, your daughter will feel safe and loved while she does the hard work of digging down deep to get to the core of the behavioral issues that brought her into residential treatment. We use Christian Counseling, Evidenced Based Therapy, and Family Therapy. Your daughter will use role play to practice the new skills she is learning. REPETITION, CONSISTENCY AND PRACTICE are keys to turning new learned skills into her new habits.

All-Girls Residential Treatment Program – Our All-girls residential treatment program uses the power of evidence-based therapies, Christian Counseling, in a small, adolescent, all-girls residential treatment facility, so girls can feel free to open up about their issues and not worry about “what the boys are thinking”. Most of our girls have suffered sexual abuse, sexual promiscuity, bullying, social anxieties, and low self-esteem, being in an all teen girl residential program makes it easier for the teen girls to open up and be honest about their mental health and behavioral issues. Have you ever tried to lose weight? How about quit smoking? Get into shape? You don’t wake up one morning overweight, addicted to nicotine and flabby. Change happens over time. Usually a long period of time. The same is true for your daughter’s recovery. She didn’t become the person she is today overnight, so she can’t be expected to eradicate all those behaviors in the short term. We don’t try to hide it. It’s a fact we tell you right up front: it takes on average 30 days to change a bad habit and 90 days or more in residential treatment and intense day treatment to change mental health and behavioral issues. Quick-fix 7 day stabilization treatments may last for a while, but girls frequently revert back to the way they were before treatment. Why? It’s a band-aid approach. There simply wasn’t enough time to get at the heart of the problems and fix them.

Family-Style, Residential Treatment vs. Mental Health Institutionalized Facility – Institutions tend to be cold, clinical and stringent. They have set options available and choose the one that most closely fits your daughter’s situation. Institutions tend to attract more hardcore girls who bring their bucket load of severe behavioral issues with them – oftentimes infecting those around them with undesirable traits they didn’t previously have. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “How will you protect my daughter from the other girls in your care?” It’s a shame that question has to be asked.. On the opposite end of the spectrum, T is a loving, family-style residential treatment program. Our administrators and therapists learn about your daughter and then develop a personalized treatment regimen specifically for her. This allows her to work on her issues, accomplish her own goals and more deeply develop relationships with those around her and with our Heavenly Father. Because our therapists, owners and administrators are married and raising children, we all know firsthand what it’s like to bring up kids in this world. We also know how important family is to the success of the girls we care for. Read more about our unique residential therapy approach here.

Small Intimate Residential Facility – Institutional facilities can have 50, 100, even several hundred kids of both sexes in treatment at once. We keep admission levels extremely low: only 14 girls are accepted into our residential treatment facility at any given time.

Not a Wilderness Treatment Program – Licensed as a Residential Treatment Center – We are located in the heart of the Wyoming mountains. We are not a wilderness treatment program. Although T’s facilities are unlike any others, if you had to compare us to something, we’d be more like a Christian residential treatment program in the heart of the majestic Beartooth Mountains. Your child will be given the opportunity to have fun while she’s here. But, we make it abundantly clear that she has a mission. Between working on her issues in therapy, journaling, therapeutic assignments, spiritual growth and personal growth and other required elements, there isn’t much time for play.

Christ-Centered in Every Aspect – The backbone of T’s Christian residential treatment program is Jesus Christ our Lord. We don’t skirt around our beliefs that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We don’t use wishy-washy terms like “Supreme Being” or “Higher Power.” God is God, and without Him, we are all lost. Our entire residential treatment program is centered on God and how each girl can foster a greater relationship with Him. This is very evident when healing the deep-seated wounds that each girl comes to T with. Over time, forgiveness of self and of others, a release of what the world mistakenly calls “freedom” and a submission to the very best God can offer appear so that the girls can move on. Most parents that place their daughters into residential treatment are raising them in Christian homes with Christian morals and values. T reinforces those standards by surrounding your child with a better peer group than that found in a mental health institution, a devotion to upholding the character traits you value and an eye toward a smooth transition once your child is home. When you’re looking for a residential treatment program that matches your religious beliefs… one that will place your child with others who’ve had similar upbringings, T is your answer. Contact us today for additional information, to speak with a Parent Advocate, or to arrange admission for your child .