My husband and I were at a loss as to how to handle my 17 year old daughters failing grades, drinking, cutting and drug use. She had suffered an assault and had significant trauma her therapist wasn’t able to handle. We had no idea where to go and our options seemed very limited until a coworker insisted we call Evolve. That phone call saved us; from the woman that took our initial phone call to the discharge nurse and absolutely everyone in between, they were amazing!!!! I feel that they saved our family and continue to do so even after our daughter was back home. I cannot say enough about my love for this program and the people who do this ever important work!!!
I can’t say enough good things about Evolve Treatment Centers. My daughter just completed treatment at the Mt. Helix facility and I feel like they literally saved her life. It’s a scary feeling to send your suffering teen off into the care of others. She said from the minute that she arrived to the time that she left, she felt cared for, at home and the things she was learning really clicked for her. Family involvement is a vital piece. Through family therapy we also learned ways that we could help. I finally feel like there’s hope for a better future. I am so happy that we found Evolve. They really know what they are doing there and exceeded our expectations by far! ❤️
My daughter had a wonderful experience at Evolve, Vanalden. Her therapist there was fantastic. She was in a very destructive mode. The intensive DBT skills that she learned gave her skills to deal with her emotions. The staff worked with her and with us so that now we are in a much better place. I highly recommend this treatment center.
I had a great experience with Brooke from Evolve. I was treated with respect and she took the time to listen. She was caring and understanding. When parents are dealing with the most difficult decisions regarding their child it is a comfort to know that there are people who are in the profession for the right reasons..The children
The program director Lisa was absolutely unprofessional in the way she handled many patients at the house including me. We had papers every week stating our constructives and positives. The positives are only determined by how well you follow the rules, not how much you are improving in treatment. Not only that, but the "constructives" were harsh and brutal with absolutely no respect or kindness in them. One of the constructives a kid got was that he needed to "stop acting like an angry baby to get what he wants". This really triggered and upset him. When I confronted her after that, she defended herself by saying she "was only the messenger" and berated us for what we were saying. Not only that but my experience here was incredibly invalidating. I'm disgusted by the way we were treated and although I learned some skills there, I am traumatized and still beyond angry at Lisa. I also want to add that I got bullied by another client there and not one counselor did anything to stop it. One even said it was for my own benefit and that I could learn from it. Wth?!
When I found Evolve our family was at our deepest low. My child had made a lethal attempt to end their life. Each person we met and engaged with helped us feel safe and supported in our journey. While it was our child that stayed here, our family has deeply changed for the better because of you. Evolve is unique... They somehow managed to identify a way to evaluate each person for commitment, compassion, advocacy, expertise and kindness. It's a rare thing. So grateful for each you! And while I am hoping that we won't need services in the future... I know where to turn if I do.