At Destinations For Teens, we believe adolescents and teens should be celebrated for who they are. Each and every individual is unique in their own way, and we embrace this concept. For members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, or asexual youth community, we provide a safe, inclusive and affirming environment that promotes trusting relationships, building and improving personal and relational skills, and the growth of a secure identity. Furthermore, through LGBTQIA+ support services, we will make sure you are comfortable during your stay with us.
The Importance of LGBTQIA+ Support Services
No one should feel uncomfortable in their own skin. This is vital during addiction treatment and mental health treatment, so individuals can confront their issues with honesty and clarity and take control of their own well-being. Therefore, we take pride in providing the highest quality treatment in a comfortable and supportive setting.
At Destinations for Teens, we recognize all teenagers. We believe in you and your ability to overcome the challenges of addiction. Also, our supportive staff will be by your side throughout the process.
Mental Health Support and Addiction Treatment
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer teens and adolescents face unique challenges. While social norms have changed for the better over the years, there are still many areas of life where being visibly LGBTQIA+ is dangerous and unaccepted. This strain had serious effects. Many LGBTQIA+ individuals turn to self-medicating with drugs or alcohol to deal with their distress. Unfortunately, this increases their risk of developing a substance use disorder or addiction. It also does nothing to alleviate or treat the underlying mental health issue they may be experiencing, such as depression or anxiety. However, Destinations for Teens offers a thorough dual diagnosis treatment program address both substance abuse and mental health, allowing individuals to recover more fully.
Through individual therapy and group therapy, teens in our programs can identify their issues, learn new and healthy coping skills, find the support they need to feel confident about themselves, and ultimately overcome their issues. We offer a wide range of therapies, such as:
- Art Therapy
- Dance Movement Therapy
- Exercise Therapy
- Meditation Therapy
- Mindfulness Therapy
- Music Therapy
These therapies and numerous others are options throughout all of our treatment programs. We work with individuals to craft a therapeutic program that meets their specific needs and adjusts as necessary.
Destinations for Teens is Here for You
Our LGBTQIA+ support services encourage the development of self-esteem. They prepare adolescents for stages of development, empowerment, and safety. Moreover, we offer mental health and substance use treatment programming to help young people wherever they may fall on the gender identity, orientation, and sexuality spectrum. What matters most to our team is that adolescents and teens learn to make healthy decisions about drugs and alcohol. That they seek help they need when they abuse substances or when they are experiencing mental health issues. Some of our treatment programs include:
- Residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient treatment
Our inclusive, safe space gives you acceptance and support at all times. Specifically, treatment combines weekly individual and group counseling and educational and experiential counseling. The level of care is determined through a combination of assessment, expressed needs, insurance benefits without judgment or bias.