The adolescent phase of life is riddled with intense feelings and complex emotions which may hinder their ability to mature and cope. These teens need a safe haven where they are not judged; a place that provides personalized and specialized tools to assist in a smooth transition to adulthood.
Our residential programs for troubled youth establish a healthy bridge for adolescents by providing them with the tools they need to rebuild their lives and create lasting recovery into adulthood. Polaris Teen Center fosters healthy social interaction, including family involvement, and caters to individual learning speed and styles through customized counseling. Our staff have the clinical expertise and experience to work through any adolescent challenge and to empower teens toward long-term acceptance of themselves and others.
To improve teen mental health, we strive to remove destructive behavior and replace it with a healthy attitude that brings about lasting change and growth based on honor, renewed optimism, dignity, self-worth, and confidence.
Individual Care for Individual People
People learn and digest information in differing ways. At Polaris, we know that no two people are alike, and so we offer individualized care. By limiting our census at our adolescent treatment program, our counselors can provide the in-depth, focused attention required for success.
As an adolescent mental health facility, Polaris provides a broad and deep assortment of high quality care in order to comprehensively treat psychological, behavioral, social, and emotional challenges that includes but is not limited to:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) – The symptoms of ADHD and ADD include hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and inattentiveness, any of which can cause disruptions in school, at work, and in personal relationships, particularly if the symptoms continue into adulthood.
Anxiety/Panic Disorders and Social Phobias – Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. and can lead to physical illness as well. When unwarranted or excessive fear or worry interferes with the ability to conduct normal life function, intervention may be in order.
Asperger’s Syndrome – Asperger’s syndrome is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by social impairment, communication difficulties, and restrictive, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Children with Asperger’s Syndrome often possess normal intellectual development and near-normal communication skills, which often mask their challenges.
We also treat:
Adolescent mental health treatment is no time for experimentation. Our clients benefit from proven methods to 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. At Polaris, our goal is to reduce or eliminate the root cause of the destructive behavior through various proven adolescent mental health treatments, including:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines the patient’s relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Through the discovery of self-destructive thinking and accompanying beliefs, CBT strives to improve the ability to cope by modifying thought patterns. CBT’s approach is problem focused and goal-oriented and leans heavily on an active partnership between the patient and counselor. Reputable studies have shown the effectiveness of CBT for a wide variety of conditions.
Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modification of CBT and is often used in the treatment of suicidal or self-injurious patients who may be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. In DBT, patients learn acceptance skills for the uncomfortable thoughts that trigger their behavior. Through CBT, counselors attempt to establish a path from acceptance of negative thoughts to a change in behavior.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a psychosocial treatment model developed to treat post-traumatic stress and the related emotional and behavioral problems that may occur in children and adolescents. TF-CBT is usually practiced simultaneously and separately with parents or guardians and in joint sessions with the patient. TF-CBT has shown to be effective in a wide variety of patients suffering from domestic violence, traumatic loss, and sexual abuse, to name a few.
We also offer many other treatment options, including:
In addition to our core program services, Polaris teen provides the following innovative groups:
Anxiety Control – Many clients exhibit a persistent, excessive, and needless worry over routine, everyday activities. This limits their ability to function and grow. Our Anxiety Control group sessions seek to reduce the frequency and eventually the existence of the anxiety triggers so that a higher quality of life can be achieved.
Guided Meditation – This helps elicit change in the life of the client through a meditation process using a live voice, or narrator. Clients are taught relaxation techniques and learn to clear the mind and focus on specifics such as breathing, awareness attention to improve understanding and acceptance of life events.
Other innovative groups in our treatment program include:
A Focused Education
Because all clients are expected to maintain their studies while at Polaris, individual school requirements are met through in-house class time that meets five days a week. Our staff includes seasoned professional educators with adolescent mental health treatment experience who assist clients in promoting the structured study habits that lead to success in and out of the classroom. In addition to core subject material, there is an emphasis on stimulating intellectual curiosity and on the value of learning.
Change a Life Today
Polaris offers the start of an enjoyable, productive, and gratifying life. For more information or to begin the positive Polaris transformative process, call (844) 836-0222.