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How can I find therapy for troubled teens from Rhode Island?

Yes, absolutely! Parents of troubled teens can find good therapy for adolescents in Rhode Island.  You start by talking to other parents who have successfully navigated through the troubled teens saga.  Ask the question, "what did you do, how did you do it, and did you have a good therapist?"  Our recommendation is that you find help by asking referrals from parents who have gone through the troubled teen gauntlet and have come out the other side with tremendous success.  Ask, "who was their therapist and what therapy options are available?"  Or, call Troubled Teen Search.  Let our Family Advocates help you find the perfect therapy program near Rhode Island.  Its our job to advocate for hurting parents.  We provide coaching, assistance, and assessment.  Call 866-439-8112.  We can help.

But don't stop there. Talk to the school counselor, your bishop, pastor, or priest.  Moreover, talk to  professional therapy people (people you know on a personal level), especially if they know your troubled child.  Get as much advice as you can from people who have gone through the troubled teen years, or from people who are professionals that have worked with families and teens.  There are good therapists doing good therapy in Rhode Island.  We believe there is good therapy happening in Rhode Island. For immediate help finding the perfect therapy option in Rhode Island call and speak with the Troubled Teen Search Family Advocate. Our Family Advocates have help thousands of parents just like you.  We can help you find the therapy option that best serves your child.  Call 866-439-8112 and get help now.

The Problem with Traditional Therapy for Troubled Teens from Rhode Island

The biggest problem with traditional therapy for troubled teens from Rhode Island is the fact that it is "theray". Teens do not like to admit that there is something wrong with them.  They will tell you that there is something wrong with their parents, with their teachers and school, and with all authority.  Parents and authority are "stupid" according to a troubled teen.  Troubled teens are "troubled" because they do not respect or appreciate authority, and they do not like being help accountable.  The fact that parents force their child into therapy ruins any chance that therapy will be profitable.

Moreover, too many therapists take the side of the teenager in order to keep them engaged in the therapeutic process.  If a therapists says something that the child does not want to hear, they won't come back to therapy.  Even if the therapist is very good, and builds a strong therapeutic relationship with the troubled teenager, once the going gets tough (the teen must take responsibility for their choices), the teen usually rejects therapy altogether (throws the baby out with the bath water).  Therefore, all too often therapists side with the teen in order to keep them in therapy.  This does not bode well with the parents, especially when they become the enemy.

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Behavioral Health

Types: NATSAP - IECA

Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Transition
Education Consultants/Mental Health

IOPS
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

Intervention:

Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

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

Sober Living/IOP:

Monitoring:

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:

Transition

Focus on:
Therapists
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals
IOPs