I am so grateful for the DBT program and individual counseling that your organization provides. My teen daughter was really struggling with depression and anxiety, leading to self-harm. The attention, information, skills, support and services she receives there has been incredible. After a few months, I’ve seen such a positive difference in her. She is more communicative, confident, willing to use and practice her coping skills…overall, she’s happier and healthier! She can identify when she needs extra help, and she reaches out now. The family DBT classes are also extremely helpful, for us as parents, to learn along side her, about what’s she’s going through and how we can best support her in parallel. I know this is a long journey, for all of us, but knowing we have all the support and services here, I am very hopeful for our future! Thank you for being there!
Teen Outpatient Substance Use Treatment
I just wanted to share with you some progress about our son that I think you would appreciate. Last week he went over to a friends’ house to sleep over. Both me and my wife suspect that this friend of his is sometimes a marijuana smoker and we told our son if you insist on going knowing that you could be subjected to such a situation you can understand our concern. Anyway , he assured us that his friend is aware of where our son stands on the matter and that he doesn’t use it anymore and if he is to come over for a sleepover he can’t accept weed smoking or anything of that sort. Anyway, that night, and to our surprise, our son came back home at around 1:45 AM. When asked why, he said some other friend came to join the sleepover and had weed, and our son decided it’s not the best place for him, excused himself and left and drove back home. He realized this is not the right thing to do and he would not want to be around drug use.
We wanted to share with you this incident and let you know that we are very proud of him and his decisions, this is mainly due to your help and counseling as well as his dedication to avoid drug use. We felt we owe it to you to let you know how he managed the temptation and wanted to thank you so much for your help and council.
Teen Substance Use Program
Feedback from a mom after discussing successful completion of our teen substance use program:
“I know she really enjoys group, I was actually asking about once she is in a place where your team recommends her ending group how she will feel and she said having the time back to dedicate towards school will be helpful, but she is really going to be sad because she finds group helps her so much. She finds it really helpful when you guys help give her tools to handle the things that she is struggling with and finds it a safe space to let things out.”
We did offer both a “relapse prevention” group as well as an individual therapist if mom and our client decide they want to transition to supportive counseling, less often.