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7 Signs Your Child Might Need Treatment Outside the Home

I have been a therapist for 15 years working with families and adolescents in various clinical settings. During the last 10 years, I focused exclusively on helping families gather around loved ones to help them begin residential treatment. I was exclusively doing work with family systems to assist with getting anxious children (under 18) out […]

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Understanding The 3 Levels of Autism

When I was in graduate school, the first thing I learned about Autism was, once you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with Autism. Fast forward to 2013, when the DSM-5 was published, how a child, adolescent, or adult with autism was diagnosed changed overnight. Previously,… […]

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ARISE®  Intervention: Healing the Whole Family

This is a guest blog written by James Ott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Certified ARISE® Interventionist and Executive Director of Red Willow Counseling in Salt Lake City, Utah who wrote the introduction blog about ARISE®  Intervention model. We often talk about addiction is a family disorder. I think that most emotional difficulties […]

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Opinion: Navigating Difficult Times in the Treatment & Transition Industry

Navigating Difficult Times in the Treatment and Transition Industry

I started All Kinds of Therapy (AKoT) because I believe in the transformative experience of high-quality behavioral healthcare to save and change lives. I also believe in transparency and education, continuous improvement, and that well-informed decisions lead to better outcomes for everyone involved. I wanted the facts about treatment programs to be available to families, […]

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Reflections: What Young Adult Wilderness Therapy Was Like For Me

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A year ago I was living at home taking online classes, at home, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic… but lost the motivation to finish classes I had started on campus. The largest change in my life has been the amount of confidence I have gained through this treatment program. […]

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Oregon State Bill 749: How and Why to Register

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A new law in Oregon (SB 749) requires Independent Education Consultants (Therapeutic Consultants) to register with the State of Oregon as a ‘Registered Referral Source.’ This law is only tied to adolescent treatment programs in OR. […]

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COVID Vaccination Rates Boarding Schools, Hospitals, Treatment, Gap Programs

Parents and referring professionals are looking for Covid management data too. Why? To assist with a family’s research, insight, information gathering, in this ever-changing world that we live in, regardless of the age of their child and setting. […]

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What is an Educational Consultant or Therapeutic Consultant?

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The term “Educational Consultant” harkens back to the early days of placements in traditional prep schools and elite colleges. The vocation now includes Therapeutic Consultants, Behavioral Health Consultants, Interventionists or simply Referring Professionals. […]

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Teen Substance Abuse: 6 Tips for Concerned Parents

A mother’s experience from having two children in active addiction… 6 hopes she has for other families and what she learned, no one is too smart, too rich, too good-looking, or otherwise disqualified from developing a dependency. […]

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What Level of Care Does My Child Need? Understanding the Substance Abuse Levels of Care

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There is a lot of jargon when a parent begins to investigate Substance Abuse treatment and addictive behaviors for their teen or young adult. This blog is co-written with Lilley Consulting and Prepare to Bloom, as we are Therapeutic Consultants who vet quality substance abuse treatment programs for our clients. Using the continuum of care created […]

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