Skip to main content

It is impossible to provide an accurate answer as to which residential treatment center is the best, as each teen is different with distinct needs.

There are a plethora of different residential treatment facilities. Further, each residential treatment program can vary in size, implement different clinical philosophies and methodology, require different lengths of stay, enforce certain levels of structure and monitoring, and have additional distinct characteristics. The best residential treatment center for a teen is one that aligns with his or her needs and can provide an environment where he or she is able to make good use of the therapy that is being offered inside the treatment program. To secure the most effective treatment and before beginning at a residential treatment center, it is advantageous for a teen to be thoroughly and accurately assessed by a qualified mental health professional.

What To Look For

A quality residential treatment program for adolescents will be keenly aware of the fact that every teenager deeply benefits from a customized and tailored treatment plan, which will be carefully developed for each resident. The treatment center will be able to integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches, depending on one’s needs, such as 

cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), expressive arts therapies, and more. It is essential for a young person to feel safe when exploring his or her emotions and/ or experiences that have led to his or her need for treatment. Residential treatment facilities should provide a safe and healing environment, to allow each young person the ability to dedicate all his or her attention and energy to the recovery process. 

Further Information and Support

Some families choose to enroll their teen at Upwell for assessment and stabilization services prior to enrolling in a residential treatment program. Studies show that successful stabilization before longer-term treatment in a residential therapeutic community can significantly reduce the length of stay in residential treatment. Furthermore, it allows for a more effective and relevant course of treatment if a person’s struggles and capacities are well understood at the outset.

Navigating the challenges that arise from living with mental illness, struggling with substance abuse, and/ or addiction can not only be all-consuming but are often impossible to effectively handle without proper support. If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one regarding mental illness, substance abuse, and/ or addiction we recommend reaching out for help as soon as possible. Bear in mind that you do not have to be on this journey alone. At {Upwell Advisors}, we offer unique, customized concierge therapeutic services to provide our clients with unparalleled support throughout every step of the recovery process. 

Feel free to reach to contact us anytime via email at sean@upwelladvisors.com. We look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Upwell Advisors

Do you want to know more about us?

Read our FAQ, Meet the Team or contact us using the form below.