For Referral Agencies
Outpatient Therapy and Counseling for Teens
Our outpatient therapy and counseling for teens include the following approaches:
Individual and Family Counseling and Therapies
Turning Point offers supportive individual and family therapy and counseling, including in-home family therapy and support. Our experienced therapists specialize in working with youth and family issues including substance abuse, mental health issues, behavior concerns, and family conflict.
This program provides goal-directed mentoring for elementary, middle, and high school students in need of guidance and positive role models. Services may include pro-social recreational and leisure activities, life skills development, social skills development, transportation, connections to community activities, help with homework and tutoring, and assistance with education and employment applications and interviews.
Turning Point’s Connections Program offers a continuum of services to teens and families both inside and outside of Turning Point’s programs. The goals of the Connections Program are to:
- Increase overall school success
- Decrease suspensions and expulsions
- Increase attendance
- Provide substance abuse education, with the goal of prevention
For students not currently enrolled in any of Turning Point’s programs, referrals can be made by anyone with an interest in the student’s success.
The services provided by Connections are grant funded and free to students and their families. The Connections Program incorporates evidence-based practices and strategies that strengthen students’ abilities to achieve and maintain success.
The continuum of services includes:
- Bilingual Crisis Intervention, which provides a multi-faceted approach to meeting the needs of students and their families. The program provides 24-hour crisis intervention, a 24-hour hotline, assessment and referral, individual and family advocacy, life skills curricula, substance abuse education and intervention, and alternatives to school suspensions and expulsions.
- Wraparound case management for the students and families that need more intensive services and ongoing services.
- Addiction education and prevention in the schools to educate students about the negative aspects of marijuana use in adolescents.
- Addictions counseling and therapy when deemed necessary.
- Goal-directed coaching and mentoring for elementary, middle, and high school students in need of guidance and positive role models. This program focuses on pro-social recreational and leisure activities, life skills development, social skills development, transportation, connections to community services, tutoring and help with homework, and assistance with education and employment applications and interviews.
Students placed in Turning Point’s Residential and Day Treatment Programs receive the following services
Services begin upon placement and continue for up to six months after discharge:
- Extensive treatment and transition program to help students change behaviors that initially placed them at risk.
- Wraparound case management that helps support and track students for six months after discharge from Turning Point’s Residential and Day Treatment Programs.
- Support for families as they adjust to the student being back in the home.
- Support for students in their return to public school and the community.
- Career exploration and work experience through internships and job shadowing.
- Preparation for post-secondary education or a return to the public school system.
- Assistance with finding a career path that will motivate students to not only earn a diploma or GED but also continue with post-secondary education goals.
To learn more about outpatient therapy and counseling for teens, please contact us at 970.567.6461