Individual care for individual people
People learn and digest information in differing ways. At Polaris, we know that no two people are alike, which is why we offer tailored, individualized care. By intentionally keeping our census small, our team of clinical experts can give each child and family the attention and time needed to create a treatment plan that is specific to their needs.
Our clients benefit from proven, evidence based treatments that begin building their new foundation of lasting recovery. Because each client is different, Polaris utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities and highly personalized care to help improve outcomes and reduce the chances of relapse. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate the root cause of the destructive behavior, providing troubled adolescents with lasting recovery & foundational tools they can use for the rest of their lives.
WHO WE TREAT
The teen who enters Polaris is one who struggles with everyday functioning. This may be due to a variety of reasons or diagnoses. Our intake & assessment team is here to help families and providers determine if their child will benefit from our comprehensive program.
Residents in our facility include boys and girls ages 13 through 17, who typically suffer from:
- Psychological Disorders
- Behavioral Disorders
- Other Social and Emotional Issues
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Anxiety and Panic Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Trauma Related Disorders/ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Substance Use Disorders
- Self-harm/Self-Injurious Behaviors
- Eating Disorders
- Emerging Personality Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Gender Dysphoria
- Attachment Related Disorder
Evidence based treatments
Our certified staff offers a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities. All primary and family therapists are trained in the Post Induction Therapy model of developmental immaturity. Our therapeutic facilitators include licensed professionals with specializations in:
We believe in the power of creating and helping others in order to find one’s true calling and sense of purpose. With groups like Music Therapy, Creative Writing, and Art Therapy, and Service Oriented work, teens are given an opportunity to express themselves via a variety of mediums and be of help to their community.
Additionally, we understand that sometimes the most powerful breakthroughs happen through experience, and so we have included a variety of experiential groups and physical activity in our programming including: Equine Assisted Therapy, Surfing, Meditation as well as Yoga, Hiking and Swimming.Your child requires a team of dedicated, experienced experts skilled at assessment, treatment and aftercare planning. Discover the Polaris Difference. Contact our intake & assessment team to learn about our program, schedule a tour or to verify insurance benefits.
EXPERIENTIAL TREATMENT GROUPS INCLUDE:
A FOCUSED EDUCATION
While the individual, family and group therapy work comprises a large part of our programming, each child will also continue working on his or her schooling. Individual school requirements are met through an in-house class time that meets five days a week. Our Education Coordinator, a multi-subject credentialed teacher with extensive adolescent mental health experience, is able to work with each child on his or her educational goals; promoting structured study habits that lead to success in and out of the classroom. Our teacher also acts as a liaison between the child’s current school, enroll the child in an online program, work towards college applications or a GED, or whatever the child specifically needs. Polaris’ Education Coordinator will take the residents on several outings during their stay, whether to the library, a cultural landmark, or one of Los Angeles’ many museums.