Specialty Center Mockingbird 1
If your teen is struggling, they're not alone. Substance use and behavioral or mental health issues have a big impact on many teens and their families. We built our Teen Recovery Program to serve teens ages 13-17, helping them take on their challenges and improve family relationships in the process.
Our specialized team uses the latest evidence-based therapies and approaches to help teens live healthy, fulfilling lives. We’re located in Dallas and offer outpatient services, so your child can stay at home and in school during treatment.
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Over the course of about 15 weeks, we use a variety of therapies to help teens stop using substances and improve their mental health. Our program includes:
My counselor and the recovery team showed me how to live a life without drugs or alcohol.
Our expert team is led by David Atkinson, M.D., who is board certified in both child adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He is one of only a handful of doctors in the country with both of these certifications, and all of our therapists are skilled in treating both mental health and substance-use concerns in adolescents.
Our program was built for teens. This is important because we understand their specific motivations. Adults are typically motivated to join rehab programs because they want to get their life together. Teens often join programs because they want “their parents off their back.” Since we specialize in working with teens, we understand what motivates them to get started on a healthier path.
Don’t be alarmed if you feel hostility and tension between you and your teen when you come to see us. Through family therapy sessions and individual therapy sessions, we can help open up the lines of communication and start the healing process.
We also offer a free parent support group, led by one of our providers. This is a chance for you to connect with other families and learn from each other's experiences.
After your teen successfully completes our program, we continue to support your family when you need us. We have many patients who check in with us occasionally, long after they’re done with the program. We are always here to provide support and referrals if needed.