Prioritizing the Individual
At Paradigm Treatment, we prioritize the whole individual through every aspect of our treatment programs. From the moment we receive your call, we are already implementing this philosophy, which governs the foundations of our work from the moment potential clients and their families first engage with our admissions team.
We conduct thorough evaluations and assessments before clients even enter our facilities. By the time they arrive, we have already assembled a customized treatment team that includes highly trained medical, clinical, and psychological staff. This team carefully constructs tailored treatment plans to suit each client’s individual needs, and this plan is closely evaluated and modified as needed.
Our teams of medical professionals can quickly pivot toward more efficacious solutions for clients in real-time, rather than sticking to a script that may not work for some individuals. We also have the ability to extend our program, so as to offer enhanced and expanded care for individuals in our program who come to need it. We can determine this need due in part to the fact that we are perpetually monitoring clients to ensure that they are getting the best possible care, in the safest possible environment, and with the greatest amount of efficacy.
Mental health treatment works best when it takes into account the unique needs of those who need care. At Paradigm, our treatment programs are extensive and individualized. This allows us to offer appropriate treatment options for young people who are struggling with mental health conditions. They incorporate a number of highly effective, evidence-based approaches designed to provide teens and young adults with coping skills and strategies designed to last a lifetime.
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Mental Health Conditions Treated at Paradigm
At Paradigm Treatment, we treat various types of mental health disorders among adolescents and young adults.
Anxiety disorder occurs frequently in teenagers and young adults and often manifests in persistent and severe worries, irritability, agitation, difficulty concentrating, and restlessness. Feelings of doom or danger may also occur in those who suffer from anxiety disorders. We treat anxiety disorders here at Paradigm, offering young people a chance to safely manage the symptoms and effects of their mental health challenges.
Personality disorders, which often first appear in adolescence, present many obstacles to social, emotional, and developmental well-being. People who suffer from personality disorders often experience destructive patterns of thinking and behaviors. Professional mental health services like ours here at Paradigm can assist those suffering from mental conditions such as personality disorders.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic event such as physical assault, childhood physical, abuse, sexual violence, being threatened with a weapon, being involved in or witnessing an accident, or experiencing a natural disaster. Symptoms can develop within one month or many years later. PTSD symptoms may include intrusive memories, and negative changes in cognition, thinking, and mood. Mental health treatment can help those who suffer from this disorder.
Depressive disorder is common in young people and can develop from a variety of sources including changes and abnormalities in brain chemistry or past trauma. Children, adolescents, and young adults who suffer from this disorder may be prescribed antidepressant medications to treat depression. Talk therapy sessions and support groups can also be beneficial to those living with major depression. We offer treatment options for depression here at Paradigm.
Bipolar disorder which used to be referred to as manic depressive disorder, alternates between manic and depressive episodes. Signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder include mood swings, anxiety, anger, unwanted thoughts, sleep problems, aggression, changes in weight, and more. Mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder can cause difficulties in everyday life. But a mental health professional can help address these challenges.
There are multiple types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, rumination disorder, binge-eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder. During group, individual and family therapies, our experienced and caring therapists and clinicians at Paradigm help patients alter their distorted thinking patterns and build and increase self-esteem so they can achieve long-term recovery.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a complex condition that can vary in severity and how it is expressed. It impacts emotional regulation and self-control. Teens and young adults with ADHD often have difficulty in school. ADHD can be managed with medication, individual and family therapy, and life skills development. Paradigm offers treatment for this mental health condition.
Grief and Loss
The grief and loss that a teen or young adult may experience when a loved one dies or a traumatic event occurs, can cause them to get stuck emotionally, or to shut down and withdraw from their daily lives. They may suffer from anger, guilt, nightmares, depression, apathy, and sometimes substance abuse which they use to self-medicate their pain. At Paradigm, we help our patients earn to process their grief on the deepest level and in healthy introspective ways.
Substance Use Disorder
The use of illicit and recreational drugs can often begin as experimentation among young people. But, teens and young adults can quickly grow dependent on drugs and alcohol. This often leads to behavioral problems, physical health conditions, and even the development of mental illnesses. But with the help of our skilled and experienced therapists, our residents can end substance misuse and receive the help they need for any other mental health disorders they may be facing.
Suicidal ideation is when someone has thoughts or a preoccupation with the idea of suicide. Parents often feel afraid and overwhelmed when they fear their adolescent may try to harm themselves or has suicidal thoughts. Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety,
Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occurring Disorders)
Dual diagnoses occur when a patient has multiple disorders. In some cases, people may have multiple mental health disorders. In other cases, people may have a substance use disorder and other mental disorders. At Paradigm, we diagnose and treat dual diagnoses we create a specific plan for each individual to ensure each patient gets the help and care they need for each specific diagnosis.
Residential Treatment for Mental Health Disorders
Effective residential treatment involves supporting clients in crisis by empowering them to discover insights and learn coping strategies that will assist them with their ongoing healing journey, long after they leave our program.
A 30-day program is widely considered to be the norm for an adolescent’s or young adult’s residential treatment stay. However, more time is sometimes necessary to properly address the complex issues that our clients bring into our program.
At Paradigm Treatment, we assess clients on an ongoing basis so that if more time is needed in our programs, we can actively pivot to accommodate these needs. It is our mandate that every moment spent in treatment should be leveraged for maximum therapeutic value. As such, we build robust program schedules with daily individual and regular group therapy sessions that are tailored to each individual’s treatment goals.
It goes without saying that no two clients respond to the same approach in the same way. One young person may be very verbal and thrive in traditional group counseling, while another may find their voice in more intimate, individual settings or while partaking in experiential therapies. We carefully assess how each client is doing and we actively build on their unique strengths and interests in real-time.
Evaluations and Assessments Light the Way
Upon admission, every client at Paradigm Treatment receives comprehensive evaluations that consider the whole individual. These include but are not limited to extensive psychiatric, psychological, and medical evaluations, as well as nutritional and educational assessments. These thorough assessments allow us to optimize treatment and achieve greater efficacy and success both while clients are receiving treatment and after they leave our programs.
We believe that in order to create meaningful, individualized treatment plans, conducting such assessments before treatment begins is vital. It is an incredibly important part of the process and a cornerstone of effective mental health treatment. Moreover, we have found that basing treatment exclusively upon a client’s presenting behaviors or surface mental health symptoms can only really show us a part of the picture. But examining the whole person goes a long way toward lasting efficacy.
We believe that mental health exists in profound connectivity to physical health and social well-being. It is for this reason that we provide all clients with comprehensive diagnostic testing during their first 48 hours of treatment, and we continue to closely assess clients’ progress throughout their stay with us.
Evidence-Based Treatment Through Research
We strongly believe that young individuals and their families are resilient, competent people who possess unique talents, skills, and interests. Building on strengths empowers our residents and their families to have more frequent opportunities for success. Such an approach affords the treatment team opportunities to utilize each client’s natural abilities and skills as an efficient and effective path for engagement and positive change.
Our treatment approach involves evidence-based treatments along with traditional and progressive modalities. We find that this approach not only enriches the experience for all but that it is essential to effectively meet the diverse and complex needs of teens and young adults in our program. Our mental health professionals use the following therapeutic modalities to help our residents:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Trauma-informed therapy
- Family systems therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Neurotransmitter testing
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Multi-family therapy
- Psycho-education groups
- Narrative therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Somatic therapy
- Parent effectiveness training
- Psycho-educational groups
- Gender-specific groups
- Animal-assisted therapy
- Equine therapy
- Music therapy
Buttressing our treatment approach is our commitment to collaboration. While our team can provide clients with valuable training and expertise, we also recognize that young individuals and their families are most often the best experts on themselves.
Contact Paradigm Treatment Today
We ask our clients and their families to come to our program as full partners in the creation and implementation of your own individualized treatment plan. We can also actively collaborate with any therapist or treatment professional with whom a youth may already be engaged. Such collaborations frequently allow us to achieve treatment goals more expeditiously and help to create smoother transitions to life after Paradigm.
Reach out to our team to learn more about our treatment options and how we can help your child today!
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