We provide licensed chemical dependency, mental health counseling, and behavioral treatment for teen boys who are heading down the wrong path. Whether your son is struggling with rebellion, anger, drug use, or is lacking in personal responsibility or motivation, we want to help. Our treatment approach for your son will be based on his individualized clinical assessment, a collaborative working relationship, and an empirically proven cognitive-behavioral treatment model that addresses the whole person (physical, emotional and spiritual needs).
Each student has weekly mentoring sessions with his primary counselor. If your son is assessed to need chemical dependency and/or mental health counseling, additional sessions will be scheduled as needed. Individual counseling sessions are tailored to address the student’s current needs, taking into consideration his progress in the program, as well as staff and teacher input.
We hold daily community meetings, facilitated by trained addiction counselors and staff. In these meetings we address community strengths, community problem areas, individual step work and step progression, family dynamics, and we have open dialogue about progress or concerns for group members. Community Therapy is one place we help our students put love into action. We teach assertive communication skills and how to demonstrate healthy boundaries/care with our peers. We also discuss topics that tend to be broad-based, such as shame; guilt; men’s issues in recovery; sexuality; spirituality; grief; loss; abandonment, and more.
Lakeside Academy believes in the power of family. We believe that, as your son is getting the help he needs while at Lakeside Academy, the whole family will benefit from having a basic understanding of substance use treatment and recovery, behavioral therapy, and how your son’s treatment may impact his communication, attitudes, and behaviors going forward. The impact of family support is one area that we believe is too often overlooked by other therapeutic facilities. For this reason, at Lakeside Academy we offer bi-monthly Parent Weekends to educate family members about addiction and behavioral therapy, to openly address questions and concerns, and to facilitate any family communication or counseling that’s needed to repair, restore, and reestablish stronger family connections for the future.