6 Questions Your Teenager Needs You to Ask Their Therapist

 When considering a therapist or mental health (MH) or substance use disorder (SUD) program, such as a residential, Intensive outpatient program, or PHP, for teenagers, it’s crucial for parents to ask the right questions on behalf of their child. Teenagers across the board can struggle to advocate for and express themselves. It’s up to parents…

Care in Action: A Case Study

Antelope Recovery provides individualized mental health care to adolescents who are experiencing severe symptoms and impairments in functioning and require more intensive services than weekly individual therapy. We launched our program in May 2023, and have since been collecting data on the outcomes of our program. At Antelope, we assess clients’ symptom severity and functioning…

9 Meta-Studies show Contingency Management is one of the most effective treatments for substance use disorder

Contingency Management (CM) stands out as one of the most effective, research-backed methods for battling substance use disorders. The evidence is clear: CM significantly improves recovery outcomes, offering a beacon of hope to those navigating the challenges of addiction. Despite its proven success, CM is still underutilized, with less than 10% of U.S. treatment programs…

Group Therapy is Vital to Teen Mental Health

Teens need authentic connection. There is ongoing research on the importance of peer connection in preventing and treating mental illness. Loneliness is both a known cause and consequence of mental illness. So much so that loneliness is a risk factor for early mortality, surpassing obesity, smoking, and alcohol abuse. The good news is that relationships and…

6 ways to improve your family therapy sessions

When a teen is struggling, family resilience becomes even more essential. When differences and conflicts arise, families need to come together, work as a team, and overcome their challenges. However, too often, family relationships instead become strained beyond the members’ capacity to respond. When this happens, family therapy can help to bridge the communication gaps…