Our Approach

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is conducted by clinicians who perform a thorough clinical assessment. This then determines each teen’s specific needs. As a result, we create an individualized treatment plan that encompasses a variety of counseling and therapeutic modalities. Each resident attends weekly sessions with the clinicians who make up his or her Treatment Team.

Evidence-Based Approach

Our therapeutic program integrates a wide range of evidence-based approaches, including:
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, which helps people identify their strengths and build on them, while also identifying the thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that make life more difficult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, to modify patterns of thinking to improve coping skills
Motivational Enhancement Therapy, inspiring adolescents to seek healing and transformation through their own volition, rather than threats, coercion, or reward.

Treatment - Trauma

Trauma is difficult to face. Residents can be overwhelmed by traumatic events and their consequences. Residents must be courageous in taking the first steps to address trauma within selves. It isn’t easy for anyone.

For youth, the long-term effects of trauma are jarring to experience. AHOP wants to protect residents and ensure their safety and happiness.

When we see a child suffering, it hurts. We understand, and we are here to help.

Teen Trauma and PTSD

Potential PTSD symptoms include panic attacks, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance syndrome, and incongruous fear.

PTSD is a complex way of describing the long-term consequences of traumatic events. Some of these traumatic events happen only once, like the death of a loved one or a bad car accident. However, some traumatic events occur repeatedly. Ongoing teen trauma includes child abuse, bullying, sexual exploitation, and sexual abuse. Repetitive cases of teen trauma can be particularly damaging.

Traumatic events can generate an overwhelming sense of terror, panic, and helplessness. It’s hard when a teen suffers from PTSD. The traumatic feelings can be triggered and re-experienced over and over again. Even though the traumatic event is in the past, the painful symptoms remain.

Mental Health

Addressing the need for teen mental health treatment is tough. Everyone wants to be healthy, whole, and happy. That’s why the A Place of Hope approach to teen mental health challenges begins with love, support, and acceptance

If youth are struggling, we understand. We are here to help.

We understand that youth are unique individuals. He or she needs care and comfort. The goal of our therapeutic and holistic services is to help restore residents to health. Consequently, mental health treatment is about building a stable, strong foundation. As a result, such a foundation leads to a fulfilling and productive life.

If a resident is suffering from teen depression, teen anxiety, self-harm, hypersexual Disorders, or any other teen mental health condition, we know what steps to take.

We have the experience and care residents need to get well.

Sexual Addiction

Sex addictions can also manifest via compulsive masturbation, an obsession with pornography, cybersex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism.

Again, it is important to understand that sex/love addiction is not a matter of having a strong sex drive or being “overly romantic.” Individuals who are struggling with sex addiction or love addiction have a compulsive (and ultimately self-destructive) behavior disorder that compels them to continue to engage in dangerous, destructive, and demeaning acts.

Treating sex/love addiction is a complex and highly individualized experience that must take several factors into account. Sex/love addicts are often trauma survivors (many of whom endured sexual abuse during childhood), and many are also struggling with co-occurring disorders such as alcoholism, addiction, and depression, or other mood disorders.

Depending upon the unique circumstances of the individual, sex/love addiction treatment may involve a number of the following:

  • Medication (such as anti-depressants and related psychiatric drugs)
  • Individual and Group
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • 12-Step Philosophies (both for co-occurring substance addictions and for the sex addiction itself)

Our Programs

APOH provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth to explore sensitive issues without distraction. Our program is designed to help youth learn how to claim their voice, accept constructive feedback, and develop self-esteem, without the pressure found in negative environments. Positive peer interaction helps adolescents cultivate healthy boundaries and develop strong relationships with one another.

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