A loving and compassionate approach to treatment

Boot Camp Alternative for Troubled Teens in Sun Valley

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A warm, welcoming, home-like atmosphere

Commitment to family involvement and support

Intimate group setting for individualized attention

Are traditional boot camps worth it for teens with behavioral issues?

In juvenile boot camps, “treatment” typically comprises suppressing rebellious behavior through a combination of blind obedience, aggressive tactics, and rigid routines.

While this approach might be somewhat effective for adjusting minor behavioral problems, it often proves inadequate for adolescents dealing with more complex issues. 

Most teen boot camps aren’t equipped to treat severe mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder.

Effectively addressing these issues requires a more sophisticated approach focusing on treating the root causes of behavioral problems rather than merely managing symptoms.

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Key limitations of a boot camp for teens

If you’re a parent of a teenager struggling with severe behavioral challenges, you might think teen boot camps are the answer. However, they come with significant limitations:

  • Insufficient levels of academic support.
  • Inability to treat complex behavioral issues.
  • A prioritizing of obedience over psychological well-being.
  • A tendency to dismiss psychological histories.
  • A failure to address underlying causes of behavioral challenges. 
  • No recognition of the vital role family engagement plays in recovery.
  • A one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t consider individual needs.

Teen residential treatment

Individualized treatment tailored to the specific needs of troubled adolescents is much more effective than generic, one-size-fits-all approaches. At Avery’s House, we specialize in customized solutions that address adolescents’ unique behavioral challenges. Our residential treatment program provides a supportive and caring environment that fosters lasting transformation, promotes emotional growth, and enhances psychological well-being.

Personalized and compassionate care at Avery’s House

Avery’s House is a highly effective and unique alternative to traditional juvenile boot camps in the Sun Valley area. We provide:

  • A passionately committed team with unsurpassed expertise in adolescent mental health.
  • A focus on addressing the underlying causes of mental health issues rather than just treating symptoms.
  • A recognition of the crucial role of family engagement in recovery.
  • Training in essential life skills, including emotional regulation, effective communication, and self-awareness.
  • Tailored medication management that meets individual needs.
  • Comprehensive aftercare planning to facilitate a seamless reintegration into everyday life.

Teen residential treatment may be ideal if your Sun Valley teen…

  • Recently finished a psychiatric stabilization program in a hospital or similar inpatient facility
  • Participated in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP) but needs more support
  • Needs a temporary retreat from everyday surroundings to focus on their recovery journey

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What we offer during teen counseling sessions

We tailor the therapeutic journey for each teenager, customizing our approach to fit their personality, challenges, and goals. Here’s an overview of our services:

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Case management
  • Experiential therapies
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Community-based activities
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma-informed care
  • LGBTQ allyship

We accept insurance

We work with most major insurance providers to reduce out-of-pocket costs. To see if your provider covers treatment, click the button to the right.