The Benefits of Choosing an Out-of-State Treatment Center for Teens in Colorado

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When you commit to a residential program for your teenager, you have one goal in mind: finding the best possible treatment you can. Whether they’re struggling with a substance use disorder, mental health issue, or behavior problems, you want to find a treatment center with the optimal combination therapeutic methods, treatment philosophy, and proven-effective outcomes.

Therapeutic methods should be data-driven and based on solid scientific evidence.

Treatment philosophy should resonate with you and sound like a great fit for your teen.

Treatment outcomes should have a verifiable track record of positive results for the adolescent population.

Of course, you also want an experienced, highly trained team of psychiatrists, therapists, and support staff.

But there’s one crucial piece of the puzzle you may not have considered: location.

The Right Location Can Make All the Difference 

You may not be able to find the right-fit treatment center close to home in Minnesota. You may also find that the perfect place for your teen is not even in the next city or state over. It may well be halfway across the country – particularly if you live in a rural area. This can hit hard: you’re prepared to send your child away from home for several weeks or possibly several months – but to a place where you can’t simply drive over to visit them?

You may not have been ready for that.

It can feel like too much.

But there’s a flipside: a completely different location in a brand-new place might be exactly what your teen needs. A fresh start. A healthy environment. A group of people committed to treatment and recovery – far away from negative influences and peers who may well try to help your teen skip out on treatment and revert to the behaviors they’re trying to leave behind.

California: The Best Treatment in the Nation

Not every state can offer the options California does – especially for adolescents. California has a long history of leading the nation in treatment for substance use, mental health, and behavioral disorders. And due to the limited choices available in other parts of the country, your health insurance will likely cover out-of-state residential treatment in California.

They’re also likely to cover treatment at a place like Evolve Treatment Centers – because there’s no other place quite like Evolve. Many cities offer treatment for teens in hospital-like settings designed for treating adults. These cold, clinical environments don’t help kids: they feel more like they’re in juvenile detention than in a place designed to support them through a very difficult time in their lives.

Evolve Residential Treatment Centers for Teens are the opposite of the impersonal white tile-floor and stainless-steel feel common to most residential treatment centers. They look and feel like homes – because that’s exactly what they are.

Residential Treatment at Evolve: A Smart Choice for Families

All our residential treatment centers are in completely modern homes carefully designed to create a safe, peaceful atmosphere ideal for treatment and recovery. They’re located in high-end suburban or exurban neighborhoods that put teens at ease right away. In addition to the great California weather, Evolve Residential Treatment locations include the following features:

  • Comfortable, well-appointed bedrooms
  • Maximum six (6) teens per house, with a minimum teen-staff ratio of 3:1.
  • Swimming pools
  • On-site chefs who prepare healthy meals and snacks every day
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds, ample greenspace, and access to hiking trails and outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Fully-equipped exercise centers, meditation rooms, and mindfulness spaces
  • School areas, personal spaces, social areas, and TV rooms for movie nights

We understand that choosing a treatment center far away from home might be more than you bargained for when you started looking for residential treatment for your teen – but it also might be precisely what they need to begin their journey to sustainable lifelong recovery.

When your teenager suffers from mental health or behavioral issues, all you can think about is how to help them. You want your child to be whole. You want your child to live a happy and fulfilling life. You want what’s best for them – not tomorrow, not next week, but right now. You may have exhausted all your resources.

You’re probably exhausted, yourself.

You’re tired of hearing advice from people who have no idea what you’re going through. Tired of hearing there’s no instruction manual for children. Tired of platitudes like we all do the best we can or we’re all just making it up as we go along.

At Evolve, we don’t make anything up. We know how to help – and we can help right now.

Teen Residential Treatment Works

The right care, right now, can make a lifetime of difference.

Our residential treatment centers are the perfect choice for families who want sustainable, lifelong healing for their troubled teenagers. We’re experts at helping teens with a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues. We develop individualized treatment programs for teens struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Self-Harm / Cutting
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome

If mental health and behavioral issues are preventing your teenager from reaching their full potential, now is the time to get the help they need. Emotional and behavioral disorders often lead to disruptive, counterproductive, and sometimes dangerous patterns of behavior that can sabotage your teen’s future and cause chaos in your home. You suffer, siblings suffer, and it’s hard to know what to do next.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Our residential mental health treatment programs are designed specifically for your teenager’s total health and recovery. We create a safe, positive, and productive environment where real change happens daily. Our residential treatment centers look and feel like homes, because we believe in the power of the family dynamic. Our centers are intimate and peaceful, with never more than six teenagers at a time in any one location. Your teenager will feel like they’re in an environment designed to meet their specific therapeutic needs, because that’s exactly where they are.

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Our clinical director, Dr. Lauren Kerwin, has more than 20 years of experience with adolescents. She’s developed innovative programs and has the expertise to implement a wide range of effective modes of therapy that give teens the tools to manage uncomfortable emotions, succeed in school, maintain better relationships, improve self-esteem, set healthy goals, make constructive choices, and commit to lifelong positive change.

A Positive Step Forward

The decision to place your child in treatment is not easy. You’re probably on an emotional rollercoaster right now, filled with conflicting emotions, unsure of which way to turn. We hope to help your teenager, but we hope to help you, too. We’ll give you tools to work through your feelings as your child works through theirs.

We’ll help your whole family heal and grow. When you enroll your teenager in one of our Adolescent  mental health treatment programs, the Evolve team becomes your extended family. We’ll be with you through your entire treatment journey.

We know you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t ready for a change.

We’re ready, willing, and able to offer you that change. Call us now to begin the journey back to peace, health, harmony.

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