We’re a service that provides the parents of troubled teens with help finding counseling or residential boarding schools. If you need help finding such a program, please call us toll-free at 888-218-2125, anytime. We offer free placement assistance.
We can also help you in your search for other private therapeutic schools, low cost boarding schools, Christian schools for troubled youth, therapeutic schools, boarding schools for girls or residential treatment for teens. As the parent of a troubled teen, you’re faced with even greater challenges. This is especially true if your teen is abusing drugs or alcohol. A troubled teen faces behavioral, emotional, or learning problems beyond the normal teenage issues. They may exhibit symptoms of mental health problems like depression, anxiety, or eating disorders. While any negative behavior repeated over and over can be a sign of underlying trouble, it’s important for parents to understand which behaviors are normal during adolescent development, and which can point to more serious problems. With individual therapy, the teenager meets with a therapist alone to talk about their problems. The therapist may ask the parent to also identify their feelings about the problems. And the teenager might get “homework” that will help them work through the problems. Everything the teenager says in therapy is confidential, unless the therapist has good reason to believe they might hurt themselves or someone else. Group therapy allows the teenager to see how other teens handle their problems. The teenager will also practice new ways to handle their own problems. Usually, there are about five people in each group with one or two leaders. The group leaders will bring up topics and ask questions. With family therapy, the teenager and parents (and sometimes brothers and sisters) go to therapy together. Because everybody is there, the teenager can work on problems that affect the family. The therapist will discourage interrupting, and make sure everyone gets to voice their concerns.
Troubled Teen Resources, Counselors and Treatment Centers
Troubled Teen Counselors and Troubled Teen Residential Treatment Centers