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Therapeutic Programs for Troubled Teens

Therapeutic Programs for troubled teens are designed to deal with kids who experience problems with self-image, self-trust, and self-esteem, substance abuse, oppositional behavior, family conflict, attention issues, anger, depression, anxiety and manipulation.  We can help you find a therapeutic program near you. For help in finding the perfect solution for your troubled teen or young adult call 866-439-8112. One of our Family Advocates wiil walk you through the process.

Therapeutic programs focus on treating teens with mental health disorders through the assistance of tried and true therapeutic interventions. Therapeutic programs can be psychiatric programs, or psychological based intervention (inpatient) services. These programs are long term, offering psychiatric care, individual and group therapy, as well as experiential therapy such as art or equine science. Therapy plays the key role in these types of programs. The psychological and psychiatric treatment helps the patient to live a normal life, teaching them how to take responsibility for their illness and recovery.

The problem with therapeutic programs is this… to a psychiatrist or a therapist everyone has a mental disorder, a deficit, and a mental illness. Everyone is mentally ill. The truth is that most people make mistakes, make poor choices, and sometimes we become dysfunctional people due to a series of poor choices and bad lifestyle mistakes. The truth is, most people who are depressed are totally normal. Most people are depressed because they have made many poor choices over a period of time, and they are depressed because they are normal. Anyone who makes poor choices over and over again should be depressed. The question is, "how do you help them?"  Our recommendation is that you call Troubled Teen Search.  We can help.

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder occurs in 3 to 5% of teenage boys and girls. For some reason this disorder occurs more often in boys than girls. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood mostly due to the bright contract in attention and activity level of children. These differences are dramatically noticeable when these children are required to maintain their attention during dull, boring and repetitive tasks, and continue to reflect on them into the teenage years if not treated properly. Sometimes troubled teens with ADD or ADHD may need a professional assistance overcoming the problems that they are faced with and many struggling teens need to be placed in the correct environment in order to restore themselves.
abuse in families
Abuse in families can take many forms. It may be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination. Neglect is also a form of abuse. In this article you will learn what abuse exactly is, why it happens, what are its effects, and what should someone who is abused do. ZES can help families find immediate solutions to ensure the safety of their teen.
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Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:


Focus on:
Intervention programs
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals