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The Benefits of Residential Therapy Schools

The Benefits of Residential Therapy Schools - The School Solution

The Benefits of Residential Therapy Schools – The School Solution

If your teen is struggling, then you’re struggling. As a parent, it’s impossible not to grieve when your child is battling depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders or any other type of behavioral or emotional disorder. And as a parent, you should know that you’re not alone.

Tons of young adults across the country are going through an incredibly challenging time. Over 20% of teens have some form of depression and over 30% are suffering with anxiety. And these alarming statistics may even be low because so many cases of teen depression go unreported or undiagnosed. So again, you’re not alone. But while you’re supporting your teen emotionally, who’s supporting you? What resources exist to alleviate your stress and lack of knowledge on the subject? Many parents are looking toward residential therapy schools.

How to Get in to Residential Therapy Schools

You want to do the best you can by your teen, and you need someone to guide you through that difficult journey. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent resources to help you and your struggling teen. However, one solution doesn’t fit all. Your son or daughter is a unique individual with unique needs and residential therapy schools can support a range of social, emotional and clinical needs.

The educational consultants at The School Solution are equipped to help you find the right one. They find exceptional educational programs based on a very thorough, interview/background research process so they can make the most informed decision about how to best serve your teen’s distinct goals.  

How Do Residential Therapy Schools Work?

Residential therapy schools run truly intensive programs to assist youth with very serious emotional issues. While receiving treatment, teens will live at the facility so they are consistently monitored and supervised by dedicated staff. Sometimes it’s beneficial to take teens out of their daily routines and communities so they can focus on their treatment and receive around-the-clock help from trained staff who are accustomed to dealing with all types of behavioral problems.

At their local schools, they may not be getting the attention or customized learning plan they need to succeed academically. At residential therapy schools, every student gets an individualized treatment plan to help them attain goals – whether those goals are academic or involve emotional development to better handle their problems. Parents and family are of course encouraged to make onsite visits to check on their child’s progress.

What Residential Therapy School is Best for My Child?

Figuring out the best residential therapy school for your child and your family can be very challenging. It takes long hours of research into programs experienced in helping youth with similar issues. You also have to measure the success of the treatments and if they have proven to be helpful. The School Solution will handle absolutely everything. We know the ins and outs of all residential therapy schools and can make the best recommendation for your family.

The process is comprehensive and seamless:

  1. An introduction is conducted to get to know your child. They explore family, background, academic transcripts, and treatments. Questions are asked about educational and social expectations.
  2. All of the information is reviewed and additional interviews are performed (we speak to family members, teachers, therapists and other professionals who know your child). The idea is to get a clear understanding about what has worked and what hasn’t – to understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses. We then identify the best programs to meet all of your specific requirements.
  3. You get results. Your family and your child find relief from the right environment with the appropriate structure and support.

The School Solution founder, Karen Mabie, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and special education from Vanderbilt University and s Master’s and Specialist degrees in Educational Psychology from National Louis University. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, experienced in evaluating and counseling students with learning, social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. But education can only do so much. It’s her experience (in practice for over 10 years) that speaks volumes. She ensures that you and your family are getting the support that will make your child succeed. Call The School Solution today and learn more about Karen, The School Solution, and unique therapeutic and educational approaches (like residential therapy schools) that will help your child heal and thrive.

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I have known and worked with Karen for many years and have found her to be a dedicated and insightful professional. Her integrity and ethics are evident in her efforts to help families find the right fit for their child.

- Brad Matheson, Admissions/Partner Wingate Wilderness



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