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Treatment & Services

Residential Treatment

Everyone needs someone to talk to, someone with an open mind who will listen first. Willow Springs Center opened in 1988 to help troubled children and teens (ages 5-17) find their way in life. At our residential treatment facility, we strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to change lives. Positive changes can be supported and sustained for each individual child with active family involvement throughout treatment.

The core values of the therapeutic relationship include compassion, nurturing, unconditional acceptance and support in a positive, non-punitive environment. We believe one of the most important factors in treatment is the modeling of positive social skills by adult mentors. In our interactions with children, the goal is to instill a sense of value and worth by accepting them for where they are now and acknowledging their positive achievements and individual strengths. Through the adoption of these core values, the children and adolescents we counsel begin to feel empowered to reach their full potential.

Our residential treatment center is a place for new beginnings. It’s a place where you can trust your children will make positive strides to recover from emotional, psychiatric, behavioral, and addictions problems. Learn more about our residential treatment facility, programs and treatment options by contacting us today.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an active intervention approach. Therapists work with individual patients, teaching them how to identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Patients practice this identification process with the goal to develop new awareness in both individual and group sessions. Homework and interactions with staff and peers help patients to identify emotional states, behaviors, and environmental factors that may contribute to individual difficulties that prevent healthy functioning and contribute to an impaired quality of life.

The therapists at our center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are problem-focused and goal-directed in addressing the challenging symptoms of mental health illnesses. By exploring patterns of self-destructive behaviors, patients learn to combat negative thinking, view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more positive way.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be an effective tool in treating anxiety or depression. It can also help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations such as coping with a parent’s extended military deployment.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dealing with your child’s emotional and destructive behavior is stressful. It’s time to breathe. Our clinical staff is here to bring hope back into your life and family.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a particular type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. to help better treat individuals with multiple and severe personality traits.

DBT therapy is most appropriate for suicidal teens who exhibit severe, chronic forms of emotion dysregulation with multiple coexisting problems, as well as for youth struggling with emotion dysregulation, chaotic relationships, impulsivity, para-suicidal behaviors and identity disturbance.

Residents are housed in a highly secured, 40-bed DBT center. Here they will receive intensive, highly structured individual, group and family therapy to learn the necessary skills to regulate emotions, avoid self-destructive behaviors, improve interpersonal relationships and create a sense of self-worth. We also take a holistic approach to treatment including exercise, art therapy, and nutritional counseling.

Our intimate residential setting provides an opportunity for the residents to practice the dialectical behavior therapy skills they have learned throughout the day.