Craig Rogers - Parent CoachCraig Rogers

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As a parent coach and substance abuse counselor, Craig Rogers has faithfully served 5,000 troubled teens and their families. He has been a leader in the behavioral health industry for more than two decades. Craig  is an outstanding author, having written and published over 2,000 articles related to the "effective treatment of troubled teens." 

Starting in 1993 Craig served as the Outreach Pastor to the Church of the Nazarene in Sacramento, California. Craig's passion was to counsel and love those struggling with addiction. Craig started up and managed a successful inner city outreach program known as "Recovery in Christ" (RIC). RIC was based on the12 Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous.

After graduating from California State University at Sacramento in 1994 Craig took a case management/substance abuse counselor position with Rite of Passage, a premier boarding school for troubled teens. It is at ROP that Craig received outstanding training in Positive Peer Culture and student-led leadership development.

In 1996 Craig took a management position with Koinonia Foster Homes where he was the Program Director for a group home for troubled teens. While with Koinonia Craig started up and managed the therapeutic foster care office for Koinonia in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 1997 Craig and several partners started up a psychiatric-based residential treatment center for troubled teens known as Positive Impact. Craig was Positive Impact's Program Director.

In 1999 Craig and his wife Wendy struck out on their own and started a Christian therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys and girls. Craig and Wendy managed and operated Abundant Life Academy into September 2011.

Craig's professional training over the last 20 years is too vast to list. However, the most cherished training Craig holds didn't come from a college or university. The most important experience Craig gained came from the privilege of working with teenagers and their families.


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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:
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