Our Adolescent services address the needs of the individual and family, helping everyone involved build skills for a successful life.
A Comprehensive Approach
We have two different tracks for adolescents. If you have been referred by your child’s school, please click here for Hallways, our prevention and early intervention program.
The first step for helping an adolescent is the assessment. During the adolescent assessment, both the family and the individual speak with the Family and Adolescent therapist. The lead therapist then confers with a team of experts about treatment recommendations, and we work with the family to develop and initiate the appropriate treatment plan. We identify the services that will best suit the needs of the individual and the family, leveraging the combined expertise of our therapists as well as our extensive list of referrals when necessary.
Freedom Institute works with adolescents ages 13-19 who are struggling with substance abuse and other emotional and behavioral issues. The program is designed to help adolescents and their families understand the risks of recreational use, educate them about substance abuse and addiction and assess the extent to which the adolescent is using substances. We treat substance abuse as a family problem and our adolescent and family counselors work closely to ensure the entire family system is treated.
Substance abuse often comes with a host of related issues. During the recovery process, we provide support for depression, anxiety, learning issues, body image challenges, and trauma.
Based on our assessment, a treatment plan is tailored to include a selection of the following services:
The Freedom Institute staff is comprised of a range of addiction specialists. Our multidisciplinary team has been trained in a wide variety of innovative treatment modalities to work with the adolescent and their family, including:
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Adolescent Group Therapy
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Family Therapy
- FITT Program
- Weekly family therapy
- Multi-family group
- Parent DBT Skills Group
Freedom Institute collaborates with Academics West to offer the option of academics on site at Freedom Institute for adolescents who are unable to stay in their current schools. This service allows young people to achieve their academic goals while continuing their treatment close to home and their families.
FITT is Freedom Institute’s outpatient treatment coordination plan designed to augment treatment by coordinating with outside service providers. We create a level of treatment similar to an inpatient facility to support clients in need of extra care in the critical stages of their recovery process.
Our FITT clinical coordinators create a cohesive plan to supervise a client’s care by working with existing care providers, such as psychiatrists, therapists, and doctors, or assembling outside care as needed.