Residential Treatment Centers for Teens

residential treatment centers for teens

Solstice RTC provides a premier residential treatment center for teens. As a quality residential treatment center for troubled teen girls, we specialize in clinical therapy (cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and somatic therapy) that is aimed to heal struggling youth from mental and behavioral health related issues. Many parents find themselves considering the possibility of sending their daughter to a Residential Treatment Center for teens; but what is a residential treatment center?

There are different schools of thought concerning treatment, but the better centers take a "family" approach that seeks to therapeutically address issues, treating teens with dignity and respect. Especially regarding troubled teens, or troubled youth in general, many problems are not really items of dire mental health, but rather conditions of perspective. If you think back to your own teen years, you'll see how true this is. That said, girls may have it harder than ever.

Since 1972, approximately 1 in 20 teenage girls have been regularly documented as pregnant. That number has increased and decreased over the years, though it has seldom (if ever) dipped below that 5% baseline in the last half century. This is one reason many teen treatment centers separate genders. Therapy can be enough of a mountain to climb; compounding that therapy with relationship between at-risk patients usually won't help things.

Modern residential treatment centers often approach treatment through therapy that encourages mind and body connectedness, and direction; while allowing girls time to learn who they are and avoid any immaturely perceived relationships. Things like rigorous academics, equine therapy, and psychiatric services will usually define treatments at modern centers. Also, centers often have patients live on campus for a variety of therapeutic, psychological, and sociological reasons.

Teen Treatment Center

Our treatment options bring families closer together and prevent further at-risk behavior through professional family advocates and consultants offering personalized therapy. These advocates are available via toll-free phone call, and can help parents with insurance coverage for placement, transport and delivery options to program facilities, as well as properly assessing at-risk teens to determine whether they need service at a teen treatment center.

As a therapeutic clinic and fully integrated academic program, Solstice is committed to the restoration and education of our teen students. Through our experiential therapy (milieu, adventure, and equine-assisted therapy) and psychiatric services (individual, group, and substance abuse/addiction therapy) services, teenage girls have the best chance to recover from concerns such as substance abuse (including marijuana), behavioral or process addiction (excercise, shopping), academic failure, and/or clinical depression issues.

Contact one of our professional family advocates today at (866) 278-3345 to get more information about enrollment, insurance coverage, or transportation options. Get help for your at-risk teenager today!

There are a number of treatments and therapies at Solstice RTC. Solstice RTC is a center that specifically caters to adolescent girls between ages 14 and 18.

why choose solstice rtc?
    • Issues and disorders in which Solstice RTC specializes in treating:
    • Trauma (traumatic memories, experiences)
    • Addiction (substance abuse & process/behavioral)
    • Anxiety disorders (social anxiety, separation, panic attacks)
    • Depression (self-harm, suicidal thoughts)
    • Grief/loss (death of loved one, relationship loss)
    • Adoption (attachment disorder, RAD)
    • Academic struggles (learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD)
    • Defiance (oppositional defiance, non-compliance)
    • Personality disorders (borderline, histrionic, dependent)
    • Treatments and therapies in which Solstice RTC specializes:
    • Treatment Modalities
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Dialectical behavior therapy
    • Somatic therapy
    • EMDR
    • Our students not only keep up with the rest of those at their level, they often surpass the National averages:
    • GPA on average, increases by 0.41 points
    • ACT Scores compared to national average for 2013-2015 is 2 points above average
    • SAT Scores 2011-2015: Math 41% above national average; Writing 52% above national average
    • In the US, 67% of high school graduates are college bound, whereas 78% of Solstice graduates are college bound
    • Some more advantages Solstice education curriculum provides:
    • AdvancED accreditation
    • State certified teachers (USOE)
    • Small class sizes (6-12)
    • ACT/SAT preparation
    • Special education and teachers on staff
    • Individual education plans (IEP)
    • Treatment team integration (input from the academic director, teacher, and clinicians)
    • Experiential learning opportunities
    • High school diploma (not identified as being from residential treatment school)
    • Courses covering everything from Chemistry, Math, Physics to Physical Education

Residential Treatment Centers for Teens

Today, residential treatment centers for teens are finding their enrollment numbers increasing primarily because of the epidemic of drug and substance abuse. More than 33% of all teenagers will use drugs before they graduate. If you have three high schoolers in the family, according to statistics, at least one has tried--or is actively using--a substance. Teenage girls are more likely to see the benefits from drug/alcohol use than boys are. When you ask how it will benefit the family and teen enrolled in a residential treatment center, consider possible harm.

It's always up to the parent whether they decide to check their daughter into Solstice RTC; but allowing at-risk behavior to continue unchecked may result in lifelong drug/alcohol dependency, an unwanted pregnancy, or both. Statistically 5% of all teenage girls will get pregnant before they turn 20, and over 33% of them have used drugs in that time. Such experiences can make teens hesitant about being fully open with parents; yet at a residential treatment center, they may be able to open up in ways they couldn't otherwise. This is often the case, in fact, and an objective of those rendering treatment.

Causes for a Need for Treatment

residential treatment centers for teens

What causes the need for treatment at such a center can be as exceptional as an expulsion or as seemingly minor as antisocial behavior. The bottom line is, you know your child better than anyone else does--after all, half of her is you! Though difficulties with legal authorities, substance abuse, and sexual identities are all regular causes of induction, troubled youth aren't always open about that which plagues them.

Consider cases in which a teenager has been molested by an older youth. How likely is she to talk about it with you? If your teen becomes withdrawn, depressive, apathetic, distant, or hateful, these are all symptoms of some underlying cause, and may make her eligible for treatment. In the end, it's up to the parents to make the final call; but a residential treatment center should usually not be the first recourse in time of difficulty. Though it is confusing; which is why Solstice RTC has professionals readily available to field your questions and help you make the right choice about your daughter.

Through our clinical therapy (cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and somatic therapy) and experiential therapy (milieu, adventure, and equine-assisted therapy) services, Solstice is committed to the education and rehabilitation of our adolescent students. Give your teen the greatest opportunity for restoration from common issues such as anxiety disorder, pain medication abuse/addiction, food addiction (binge eating, overeating), and/or poor behavior.

Call (866) 278-3345 to get in contact with a Solstice family advocate today! They will offer more information about our program, insurance coverage, enrollment fees, or options available for transport. Get help for your struggling teen today!

Mental Health Resources for Troubled Teenage Girls

National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP): There are currently thousands of Wilderness Schools, boarding schools, residential therapy centers and military academies in your local area, and all over the country; that are giving professional, professional guidance to troubled teens. NATSAP is an organization that provides guidance and informs the therapists at these local institutions, giving examples of good practice and advocating on behalf of the sector as a whole. They have a premier guidance and advisory function rather than an auditing or overseeing role – the latter is undertaken by the appropriate accreditors.