Many times, but not always, the poor judgment and inappropriate behavior of teens is accompanied by substance use. What is most typical is oppositional behavior– ranging from skipping school and ignoring curfew to taking drugs and running away. Defiant teens may or may not act out. Some are passive and depressed. Others are active and aggressive. There are programs in which teens suffering from a combination of the following issues can take the first step toward transformative positive change:
Low Self Esteem
deteriorating family relationships
To determine an effective placement, David meets with the family and the student. He considers school records and testing, then consults with teachers and therapists.
David makes frequent trips to tour facilities. By keeping current on the best programs, David is qualified to recommend the wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding school, or residential treatment facility that will help the student on the path to a meaningful recovery and a productive life.
As a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association–a designation earned by only a few highly credentialed consultants–David supports ethical consulting. In order to promote principled counseling, David does not accept fees from programs. His recommendations are based solely on the best interests of the student.