Welcome to Polaris, a residential mental health treatment center for adolescents and teens. The Polaris treatment team is committed to providing sophisticated, innovative, and compassionate treatment of major depression, bipolar, anxiety and trauma, gender identity disorder, co-occurring substance abuse and eating disorders, attachment disorders, autism spectrum disorders and self harm. Within an environment of safety and understanding, Polaris staff is able to skillfully address underlying issues and limiting thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes that perpetuate mental health issues, addictions, and self-destructive behaviors.
From the moment your teen walks through our doors, his or her specific needs, health, happiness and overall wellness and recovery are top priority. Additionally, the Polaris clinical team is committed to continuity of care and relapse prevention through providing all clients with an individualized treatment plan and follow-up support.
Polaris Teen Center is an independently owned and operated by individuals who have given their life’s work to struggling teens. This makes it possible for us to address the specific needs of each of our clients and provide them with the personal attention that they deserve.
Polaris has a dynamic network of mental health specialists that enables us to deliver the kind individualized treatment few other programs are able to provide. The reason we are consistently ranked among the top adolescent facilities in the world isn’t the quantity of patients we accept each year, but the quality of care we are committed to providing. At Polaris, helping teenagers recover isn’t just our top priority—it is our only priority.
Putting solutions before profits
At Polaris, we are incredibly proud of our independent status and the unique sort of commitment we are able to provide our teenagers. We view each new patient exactly as they are: people who are struggling and are in need of help. Because we are not a big corporation, we are able to focus 100% of our attention on providing solutions that result in actual positive outcomes.
While some treatment centers have to primarily focused on improving their shareholder’s bottom-line, we are free to recognize what is most important. Because of our independent status and our commitment to let our clients stay as long as is necessary, we do have a limited number of beds available. But for the individuals we can accept, we are able to carefully monitor their well-being and provide the best level of care available.
Creating individualized solutions
At Polaris, we recognize that in treating teens mental health and addictions we are doing more than just treating a diagnosis – we are treating people, each with their own unique struggles, backgrounds, needs, and beliefs.
With the holistic approach to treatment at Polaris, the whole individual is considered (mind, body, spirit), not just their struggle. Because Polaris is an independent treatment center, we are able to be flexible in the treatment planning process. We utilize research-backed therapies and modalities to create a personalized treatment plan for each of our patients.
Dynamic treatment options
The reason why we can be so effective when coming up with customizable treatment options is that our staff has been trained to administer numerous different treatment modalities. Group therapy, multi-step programs, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and experiential treatment are just a few of the many options we regularly use at Polaris. Some teenagers react much better to certain treatment types than others. As their treatment goes along, we carefully monitor the successes and failures of different treatment options and adjust our approach as necessary.
Specialization in LGBTQ Treatment: Help for all kinds of people
At Polaris, we have experts on staff specialized in meeting the specific, targeted needs of the LGBTQ+ community. Polaris recognizes the unique treatment experience of this population, and continually strives to create a safe space and ensure cultural humility for everyone. The Polaris team has extensive experience in supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community. Polaris fosters an environment of acceptance and encouraging expression of any and all identities.
Keeping the family involved
Though our treatments are undeniably designed to satisfy the needs of specific individuals, we realize the importance of keeping the family involved along the way. We recognize that the family is often the core unit of a teenager’s life and that you sincerely want what is best for your child. Our solutions are meant to be long-term, comprehensive, and useful in all parts of life. Things such as familial visits, outside input, and family therapy can all be employed as a part of our treatment plan.
Providing solutions that last
Polaris has been recognized for its attention to detail, its extensive treatment network, and its remarkably high success rate. Our success in this industry is not merely an accident—it is the product of significant efforts from everyone involved. Our independence allows us to take an approach that does much more than rush teens back into the difficulties of everyday life. Instead of focusing on numbers, we focus on solutions. Our teenagers leave with a sense of purpose and the skills necessary to overcome future sources of adversity. Though we certainly never take the easy way out, we also never feel as if we have to. With a profound sense of love, knowledge of teen psychology, and a solution-driven approach to treatment, Polaris is able to continue leading the way as an industry innovator.