Our son reached a point of depression and anger that he was unmanageable. Our family was not sure where to turn but fortunately our therapist recommended The Center for Success and Independence. Our son was 14 and entered the Center just prior to Christmas 2019. Although this is the hardest thing we've ever done, it was one of the best things we have ever done. Although there are some kids who have drug or alcohol issues, many did not. They were all in maladaptive coping styles and needed to learn how to manage their emotions in healthy ways. We still have lots of room to grow but the staff there were phenomenal. They were caring, thoughtful, and experts at what they do. From the front desk, to the therapists, to the psychiatrist and nurses, to the kitchen staff - they all worked together to take care of these kids. Our son learned coping skills via Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and we all learned these skills as a family. Since there are no personal electronics, these kids learn to communicate and relate to one another and their family in new ways. At times, he still struggles with managing his emotions but we are fortunate to continue to work with one of the therapists there with routine family counseling. The parents need help too and their parent sessions and support groups were very insightful. Everyone at The Center for Success and Independence deserves a Gold Star in my book.
We honestly never pictured things getting better. The tools that they equipped our kid and us as parents have been so life changing. We will be forever grateful to the staff and therapists for.their excepcional service. Even in the middle of a pandemic they were able to keep the programing going. Thank you so much Ms. Annie, Mrs. Elizabeth, Ms. Alora and alln the support staff!! You guys rock!!
I am the grandmother of one of your graduates. I don’t mind telling you I had my doubts about your facility. But I trusted my daughters judgement. The change in my grandson has been remarkable. The entire family worked the program and it has helped us all. My grandson is successful in family life and in school. The entire family has noticed his openness and he is agreeable. I no longer worry 24 /7. I would gladly recommend your center and help allay any misgivings. Thank you so much
This place and these people saved my family! My son Was not using drugs, not all of the kids are, but was seriously depressed and full of dangerous rage. They built up his courage and self worth and helped him to become a young man in charge of his emotions and decisions. I have dealt with emotional issues all of my life and the psychiatrist we saw there was one, if not the best I have worked with. The clinicians were all top notch and genuinely cared for and nurtured every kid there. There are kids from every walk of life and all different outlooks and situations but they are all cared for the same and accepted by their peers. We had tried a few different programs and none compare. My son is 15 and we were so desperate and had little hope. He raves about the people, the kids and the program. I am really proud of him and grateful to the people at the center.