WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS
14-17 year old males who have completed residential treatment or wilderness programs and struggle with substance use, behavioral, mental health, or failure to launch issues.
The teen who has struggled in school and has a hard time being honest. Has strained family relationships and lost motivation to do daily living activities.
The teen who is struggling with his focus and drive. Who has the potential but needs to cultivate life-skills in practical situations to help them successfully launch into and navigate the next chapter of their development.
The teen who is ‘lost’. Doesn’t have any true direction in life and bases decisions on impulse. Struggles with anxiety/depression and lacks the life skills to develop a sense of purpose.
Sober living improves treatment outcomes.
Our students meet with a teacher every week to go over their classes and tutors are provided as well. We offer regular tracks and credit recovery to help our clients return to their previous schools if they choose. We place the utmost emphasis on performing well in school, as we believe that scholastic success translates to increased self-esteem, routine structure, time management and organizational skills.
Life Skills Development
We Focus on: Thinking Skills and Social Skills Critical thinking Coping with stress and emotion Effective Communication Problem Solving and Decision Making
Find Your Passion in Life
Treatment and recovery isn’t just about learning how to stop using drugs or alcohol. The recovery process is meant to give you a new perspective on life as well as a new experience. During the treatment process, our clients learn how to have fun again because it’s important to understand that you don’t need to be drunk or high in order to have a good time. Through the bonds our clients create with others in programs, a new perspective for life is revealed.
We understand the value of the family system and how much a child’s struggle can impact everyone involved who cares about the child. We provide weekly parent coaching with a licensed clinician to assist families in tackling everyday challenges with their child.
In providing the highest level of support to parents during this transitional phase, we provide weekly update calls with our team to keep parents abreast of their child’s activities and growth.
While children are off learning new lifeskills, parents are researching and learning how they can grow by consulting experts.
EXAMPLES OF ACTIVITIES
Meal Planning & Cooking
Feeding The Homeless
Mini Golf/Driving Range
Beach Clean Up
EXAMPLES OF LIFESKILLS GROUPS
Nutrition & Dieting
Anxiety/Stress Coping Skills
Safe Sex & Dating
Values & Principles
Time Management & Scheduling
OUR MENTORING TEAM
Stephanie Scarminach, M.A.
Dr. Marc Heiser M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director, Psychiatrist
Nick Lodato, AMFT
Therapist / Group Facilitator
UCLA Psychology Graduate - Program Director