All Kinds of News for September 11, 2019
The end of this year marks the 10 year anniversary of The Dorm, a young adult treatment community with locations in New York City and Washington, D.C.
The Dorm NYC was founded on a simple mission: to bridge the gap between traditional inpatient and outpatient care for young adults seeking to develop the necessary skills to sustain independence. Today, The Dorm has expanded its services to a second location in Washington, D.C. and is proud to be able to serve a broader client population than ever before.
Individualized Care and Community Support In the Urban Core
According to Founder and CEO, John McGeehan, LCSW, CADC, The Dorm offers a unique approach to care for clients between the ages of 17 and 35: “Our integrative approach combines the power of a supportive peer group, partial independent living opportunities and individualized treatment plans that focus on treating the whole person and not a singular diagnosis”, says John. “Our treatment team combines evidence-based therapies with real-world experiences that meet clients where they are - at home, at school, or out in the community. The Dorm’s urban locations in New York City and Washington, D.C. provide therapeutic support and opportunities for community building that young adults need, in the cities where they go to school and choose to build their lives,”
“Most of all, we emphasize the importance of community to the treatment experience'', shares John. “When young people see and understand that they are not alone and that by working together with their peers they can achieve new goals, we see amazing things happen! For 10 years, we have seen this treatment philosophy bring meaningful and sustainable change to the lives of our clients.”
Holistic Services that Support the Whole Person
For a decade, The Dorm has developed a robust array of services that support the multifaceted needs of young adults experiencing life changes and new demands.
“We see the best results when we are able to treat the whole person',' explains Amanda Fialk, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, Partner and Chief of Clinical Services. “Clinically, we have the expertise to treat a mental health diagnosis, an eating disorder or a substance use disorder, but we see young people really thrive when they are also learning, developing and enriching other parts of their self and developing skills that prepare them for life. This is why we focus on skills therapy, where clients learn ways to navigate the ups and downs of a job, school, or interpersonal relationships. It is also why we emphasize support around mindfulness training, fitness and nutrition, which can have a marked impact on general wellbeing. Ultimately, our goal is to support our clients on their way to living healthy, independent lives.”
Celebrate with The Dorm at a Local Open House Event!
This September and October, The Dorm will be celebrating 10 years of care at our New York City location and the one year anniversary of The Dorm, D.C. with two open house events. They invite you to stop by and say hello!
About The Dorm
The Dorm’s mission is to guide young adults towards independence through a full-service treatment community that offers comprehensive day and evening services, partial residential treatment and individualized life skills training. With two urban locations, one in New York City, NY and one in Washington, D.C., The Dorm is committed to supporting therapeutic endeavors and community building in the environments where young adults need to thrive and in the cities they call home.