How We Treat

Paradigm Treatment provides highly individualized, methodical and strategic care for each and every client in our program. We recognize that no two individuals are the same. As such, the therapeutic modalities upon which we rely are dynamic, evidence-based and diverse enough to deftly balance the need for tailored treatment, while also utilizing tried and tested, results-driven approaches.

Length of Stay

Our residential program for teens and young adults is 30-90-days in length. Some families decide to stay with us up to 45, and sometimes 90 days, based on clinical recommendations from the treatment team. As a direct result of the intensity of our program, we believe 30 days is sufficient time for most young people to achieve meaningful, sustainable changes. Programs that require a commitment of longer than thirty days prior to diagnostic testing should be examined carefully. It is our belief that quality treatment should be both intensive and brief. This allows adolescents and their family members to get back to their lives as quickly as is appropriate. Families can make an informed decision with the treatment team if and when they wish to extend their stay for any period of time, when it is in alignment with the treatment team’s clinical recommendation.

Individual and Group Therapy Are Cornerstones of Treatment

4 Individual Therapy Sessions Every Week Sets Us Apart.

Of all the psychotherapeutic methods that we employ, regular individual therapy 4 times per week is a cornerstone of our program. Daily sessions with a therapist in an intimate, one-on-one setting empowers our clients to further process their traumas, personal issues, and to crystallize the work they are doing in other aspects of our program. This enables clients to gain vital insights not only into their issues, but also into how those are being metabolized and addressed within the boundaries of our program.  

Teens and young adults at Paradigm also partake in regular group therapy sessions at least once per week, which can be a very impactful process for healing and growth. All humans are social animals, but the need for relational connection, recognition and interpersonal growth seems to be heightened during adolescence and young adulthood. The relief, strength and courage that our clients discover while in group can happen in just a few moments, but the positive impact of those moments can last a lifetime.

Family Connection

At Paradigm we understand the profound connection between our clients and their families. As such, weekly individual family therapy as well as multi-family group therapy sessions are carefully woven into the fabric of our therapeutic processes. Inasmuch as we treat the whole individual in every aspect of our residential treatment program, the familial context for clients in our program is of fundamental importance. Just as we evaluate our clients from a holistic perspective, so to do we assess the dynamics taking place in our families, as these dynamics can set the stage for healing long after our program has been completed. We also work with families by providing therapeutic support, guidance and resources designed to arm our clients with the skills and tools they need as they return home. Our aim is to empower not just the client, but their immediate circle of support for life after Paradigm.

Evidence-Based Therapies

We rely on a number of evidence-based therapies to assist our clients with gaining a better understanding of who they are and the challenges they face. Our therapeutic program is designed to not only enable teens and young adults to gain insight into their issues and challenges, but also to arm them with viable coping strategies and skills that will stay with them for a lifetime. As such, we rely on a carefully tailored blend of trauma-informed and mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), psychoeducation and Family Systems therapy. These modalities have been proven in countless studies to create powerful, long-lasting changes in various age groups, and this is no different for teen and young adult populations.

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