Looking for a Residential Treatment Center in Seattle, Washington, for Your Troubled Teenager? Is Your Teen Acting Out Behaviorally, in Peril from Self-Destructive Activities, or Has Become Despondent, Entitled, or Uncaring? Has Your Child Inexplicably Rejected Your Family and Everything You Hold Dear There in Seattle, Washington?
Stillwater Academy, with its campus in Utah, is a residential treatment center that helps such troubled teens from Seattle, Washington, and from around the country. We provide a one-of-a-kind treatment model that also helps the teen’s family recover from the profound disruptions and stress caused by their child’s inappropriate behavior.
Our acclaimed therapeutic program and school may be a strong option for your child since we provide incredible therapy not often available in teen-focused residential treatment centers in Seattle, Washington. The Stillwater professional team is made up of seasoned and caring therapists, doctors, and mentors from around the country. We compiled an “A-Team” here in Utah to help struggling teens like yours uncover their issues and develop more positive behavior.
With our therapy-immersed environment, with access to therapeutic tools, reinforcement, encouragement, and with time to practice new behaviors, your teen will learn how to live a happy, successful life again. As you are looking at residential treatment centers in Seattle, Washington, it is because you are worried for your teen’s future and want to get help before they go out on their own.
You may have already tried weekly therapy sessions with a counselor in Seattle, Washington, but those have been successful. Maybe you feel embarrassed that your teen has gotten on the wrong path in life, blaming yourself for your child’s behavior, or you question if you are a “bad parent.” It may help you to know that even the most attentive and caring parents can have a troubled teen.
Your Child Probably Doesn’t Know Why They are Thinking or Doing What They Do, Nor Do They Conceive Why You Are So Worried About It!
The reality is that most troubled teens don’t perceive why they behave as they do. They can feel sad, angry, or like they’ll explode at any moment and not even know why. Or, they don’t at all care about anything or anyone – they feel numb. When they mature in a few years they’ll look back and wonder what in the world they were thinking when they were a troubled teenager. But today, parents know that their out-of-control, despondent, or uncaring behavior can lead to drastic and even deadly consequences. So, wanting to help keep their child safe and to salvage their child’s future, they research residential treatment programs like Stillwater in order to find professional help.
Dangerous and oblivious behavior, or a child overcome with negative thoughts, is not normal. The affected child may unknowingly be reacting to traumatic events in their life, like adoption, death or illness of someone close, moving to a new city, parental conflict or separation, conflict with authority figures, early childhood abuse, drug use, social media addiction, bullying, or even guilt. The child may have had a traumatic incident that you don’t even know about. Or, they may have been seeking attention from an unruly crowd that then became a negative influence. They may feel entitled and are unwilling to accept authority, discipline, or adhere to society’s established norms. Some teens need to learn that “freedom” has limits; it doesn’t mean they have the freedom to do anything they want to, any time they want to do it.
We’ll First Discover the Underlying Causes of Your Teen’s Troubles, so Recovery Can Happen
The certified therapy team at Stillwater can discern the underlying roots of anger, despondency, misbehavior, and a lack of attention or emotional control. They will work with your child day in and day out to uncover and get to the bottom of their life-impacting fears and their subconscious grounds for discontent. Teens here learn to become personally accountable for their feelings, thoughts, actions, and reactions. They establish a clearer self-concept and become more serious about preparing for their future.
We’ll help them not only cope but to hope and imagine again for a happy, meaningful, and successful life. We’ll also give them time on campus to test their wings – to utilize the tools and concepts they’ve learned. They’ll be working daily on their new thinking and behaviors, which will make their new more positive behaviors more habitual before returning home. This time on campus allows your child to practice newly learned skills in a safe, reinforcing environment.
Therapy at Stillwater includes individual mentoring and counseling, a defined structure, boundaries, recreational activities, animal-assisted therapy, group therapy, and an emphasis on honest but respectful communication. To delve deeper our therapists use various therapeutic tools, like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Play Therapy, Reality Therapy, Equine-Assisted Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, and others. The goal is to heal your troubled child, so they can quickly go back home to Seattle, Washington, and we’ll also provide aftercare, so your child doesn’t fall back into old negative habits.
As a Key Aspect of Our Therapy for Teens from Seattle, Washington, Equine Therapy Provides Behavioral Feedback
A key element of the Stillwater therapeutic milieu is the therapeutic animals, especially horses, that are used as perfect behavioral feedback tools. Horses, in particular, naturally reflect the emotions of the teen working with them. A badly treated horse will, in turn, become unmanageable and reject direction by the handler. A calm and controlled attitude by the handler (your teenager) will give the horse reason to also be calm and controlled – accepting direction.
So, equine therapy provides the student unequaled opportunities to understand how their behaviors, outbursts, and reactions affect others. Lessons learned while working with horses will help amplify other therapy modes by providing a clear assessment of their attitudinal progress. Moreover, caring for an animal also helps build responsibility and character. It gives the student a new open-minded friend to talk to, instead of holding it all in.
Compare What Stillwater Has to Offer Over Other Residential Treatment Centers in Seattle, Washington, Including Our Added Focus on Academic Repair and Improvement
You don’t want your child to fall through the cracks academically while they get their behavior under control, and neither do we! School work happens here year-round, and class sizes at Stillwater are small. The accredited curriculum is customized, so each student learns at their own level and pace, overseen and encouraged by licensed teachers. Such focused academic attention has proven especially successful for struggling students with failing grades, attention deficits, or learning disorders.
Students at Stillwater begin to thrive educationally as they also improve behaviorally, emotionally, and mentally. Academic subjects such as Math, Science, English, History, and Art, along with others, all start to make sense and come to life for our students – some of whom have never excelled in school. Incredibly, our average student achieves a 1.5 grade-point jump in their cumulative GPA while they are in our program.
The National Association of Special Education Teachers recognizes Stillwater Academy as a School of Excellence, the highest award given by the organization. Education specialists develop the courses at Stillwater Academy, so all coursework meets state and national accreditation agency standards. This process includes post-secondary dual credit courses and allows your student to earn high school and higher education credits simultaneously to allow for the easy transfer of credits back to their school in Seattle, Washington.
There May Be Residential Treatment Centers in Seattle, Washington, But Many Parents Consider Stillwater in Utah the Better Choice
Everyone at the Stillwater Academy residential treatment center – from our administrators to clinical staff to the school teachers and housing parents – has a purpose and goal. That is, to support and enhance the therapy the child receives while here. These 24/7 reinforcements are also why the residential part of the program is so instrumental in bringing about lasting change.
Our campus is a safe place for recovery, for your child to heal from previous harmful choices, and to repeatedly practice new, more positive behaviors. When a student slips back into their old negative habits, they are lovingly corrected by our staff, and even by other students. After a day of school, activities, and therapy, our student houses become a fantastic informal support group as students process and practice the treatment and advice they received during the day.
Our family-like recovery homes help the residents learn how to live and think better with 24/7 supervision and guidance from well-trained, state-licensed house parents. They communicate with each teen and provide valuable life skills training. The recovery process for troubled teens is greatly improved by having trained staff members offering correction, reinforcement, a listening ear, and encouragement.
Other Residential Treatment Centers in Seattle, Washington, May Be Able to Help Some Teenagers, But If You Live Nearby, Sending Your Teen to a Residential Treatment Center in Seattle, Washington May Not Be Advised. Here’s Why…
Troubled teenagers typically have some equally troubled teenage friends in the local community who will gladly come to “rescue” them from the facility if they can. That’s why when enrolling teens in our program in Utah, we do not accept those from the area close to our campus. There is too great an opportunity for your teen, while still in their defiance early in the program, to connect with their local friends. And there are too many known local places for them to go into hiding. Moreover, the greater distance your child is from your hometown in Seattle, Washington, the better they will understand the urgency of getting with the program and cooperating with their therapists.
We May Be a Distance from Other Options for Residential Treatment in Seattle, Washington, But Is More Important is Getting the Right Solution, the First Time
The Stillwater team has been helping teens for four decades – so there isn’t anything we haven’t seen or any teen that can pull the wool over our eyes – we’ve seen it all! We welcome you to contact us today. We can evaluate your child to discern if a residential treatment center like ours is needed, and if Stillwater is a perfect fit for your child.
We steadfastly believe that lasting change happens in the heart and that positive actions need repetition over time to grow into regular habits. We’re not interested in quick or superficial fixes. Really, we mean it, so call us with your questions, or take our free troubled teen online assessment on this site to see if your child is a good fit for Stillwater.
By the way, many costs during your child’s time at Stillwater are usually covered by medical insurance, so contact us today to learn more and get pre-qualified. We have openings right now. Call (385) 352-3371.
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