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Group Homes for Teens in Mesa

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Top-notch support for emotional and behavioral challenges

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Transforming teen mental health treatment at Avery’s House 

If you’re a parent of a troubled teen in Mesa, you know how challenging it can be to find suitable treatment options. Watching your child grapple with mental health challenges is not only heart-wrenching but also emotionally draining. 

Trying to manage these feelings while comparing the dizzying number of treatment choices can overwhelm even the most resilient. At Avery’s House, we understand these struggles. That’s why we’ve developed a unique alternative to traditional group homes that offers far more than basic care.

Our residential treatment center is tailored to meet the unique needs of teens. It’s a place where they will receive top-notch treatment in a nurturing environment. Our team of experienced therapists, counselors, educators, and support staff is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care. 

Our homes for troubled teens in Mesa might be a good fit if your child…

  • Requires one-on-one attention from therapists and clinicians to facilitate in-depth exploration of complex issues
  • Recently completed a psychiatric stabilization program in a hospital or other inpatient setting
  • Tried outpatient options like a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP) but needs additional support
  • Would benefit from disconnecting from their current home, school, and/or social life to focus on recovery

What is a group home?

A teen group home is a residential facility that offers a supportive and structured communal living space for a small number of teenagers. Designed for adolescents unable to live with their loved ones, these facilities seek to create a family-like environment, offering teens a semblance of traditional home life. 

Group homes can be state operated or privately owned, and they may be unisex or coed. Quality of care varies significantly from one group home to another, whether state run or privately managed. 

Limitations of traditional group homes for teens

  • Insufficient specialized care: While traditional group homes offer basic care and therapy, they usually lack the expertise to effectively treat severe mental health or behavioral issues in teenagers. 
  • Minimal individualized attention: Due to limited staffing, most traditional group homes aren’t able to deliver the personalized attention and support many troubled teens require. 
  • Inadequate educational support: While many group homes offer some form of academic assistance, it’s often insufficient to prevent significant learning gaps and academic setbacks.
  • Life skills training that’s too rudimentary: Many traditional group homes teach basic life skills, but these might not be adequate for teens needing more advanced training to reintegrate into home life. 

Being aware of these limitations is crucial when seeking appropriate treatment for your troubled teen. As you consider your various options, note that group home alternatives like Avery’s House may provide a solution better suited to your child’s needs. 

Residential treatment centers

When considering the differences between traditional teen group homes and residential treatment centers, their differing levels of specialized treatment are most notable. Traditional group homes are good at meeting teens’ basic needs, like ensuring they have a roof over their heads and meals on the table. However, they’re ill-equipped to tackle the more complex behavioral, emotional, or mental health issues faced by many troubled teens. Here are some key differences between these treatment options:

Specialized Therapeutic Services

Unlike most group homes, residential treatment centers use a variety of treatment modalities, including individual therapy and group sessions, to address mental health challenges.

Tailored Treatment Programs

Instead of the one-size-fits-all approach used by traditional group homes, residential treatment facilities tailor treatment programs to each resident’s unique needs.

Robust Educational Support

Residential treatment facilities often offer comprehensive and robust educational support, ensuring that teens don’t fall behind academically while in treatment.

Specialized Therapeutic Services

Unlike most group homes, residential treatment centers use a variety of treatment modalities, including individual therapy and group sessions, to address mental health challenges.

Tailored Treatment Programs

Instead of the one-size-fits-all approach used by traditional group homes, residential treatment facilities tailor treatment programs to each resident’s unique needs.

Robust Educational Support

Residential treatment facilities often offer comprehensive and robust educational support, ensuring that teens don’t fall behind academically while in treatment.

A program that empowers teens to overcome real-world challenges 

At Avery’s House, we prepare teens for the challenges and opportunities they will face upon leaving our facility. To do this, we offer the following: 

Family Support Strategies

  • Because we believe that family plays a powerful role in a teen’s recovery, we facilitate family engagement through support groups, regular family visits, and one-on-one therapy sessions.

Academic Services

  • Recognizing the importance of education in a teen’s life, we offer specialized academic services that help them complete assignments, deliver presentations, and handle academic tasks more proficiently.

Medication Management

  • Understanding that therapy alone may not be enough for some adolescents, we provide comprehensive and meticulous medication management for those who need it.

Family Support Strategies

  • Because we believe that family plays a powerful role in a teen’s recovery, we facilitate family engagement through support groups, regular family visits, and one-on-one therapy sessions.

Academic Services

  • Recognizing the importance of education in a teen’s life, we offer specialized academic services that help them complete assignments, deliver presentations, and handle academic tasks more proficiently.

Medication Management

  • Understanding that therapy alone may not be enough for some adolescents, we provide comprehensive and meticulous medication management for those who need it.

Our homes for troubled youth in Mesa

Avery’s House operates two residential treatment facilities nestled in the heart of Maricopa County, Arizona: one in Apache Junction and one in Fountain Hills. Both locations are easily accessible by residents of Mesa and surrounding communities. There, you’ll find serene and welcoming havens conducive to healing and personal growth.   

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Other specialized therapeutic interventions provided at our homes for troubled teens near Mesa

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Case management
  • Experiential therapies
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Community-based activities
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma-informed care
  • LGBTQ allyship
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We accept insurance

Looking for facilities for troubled youth in Mesa? We understand that paying for mental health treatment is a concern for many families, which is why we work with most major insurance providers to reduce out-of-pocket costs.  To check if your provider covers treatment, click the button on the right.