staff are alright, but i've been reading some of the reviews and i totally agree with the fact that there is too much time for kids there to be sitting alone with their thoughts during individual time. you can do assessments and worksheets and such during individual time, but then you're alone for 20-30 minutes, and are not granted use of your phone as well by the way. i'm keen to the fact that HIPPA doesn't allow phones to be used in program, but i'd really suggest having less individual time in that case because without much distraction, my anxiety got unmanageable at times. i also felt whenever i was upset with certain policies i was dismissed and given a punishment almost immediately if i got upset. or the conversation would just be stopped because i was getting "aggressive" when i hadn't raised my voice at all. there were a few good staff such as jocelyn and maggie but i got to spend little time with them. also medication seems prescribed very early on when i feel as if there should've been tests done before they put me on medication/raised the doses. overall cbt wasn't very helpful for me, unless there was discussion from other patients there. it seemed like repeated material. overall, it's better than the last place i'd gone to, but honestly i'd recommend looking for another place to go, especially if you're in a really bad place mentally.
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE. I attended Rogers in 2018 when i was 17 and left with a deeper depression and second hand PTSD. Group therapy was traumatizing. I had to listen to horrible stories about r*pe and s*icide attempts, etc.. My room was also placed right across from a boy who attempted to m*lest his sister. When I told staff I was uncomfortable being around dangerous people they told me that I was a danger to myself (because of s*icidal ideologies) and they asked me what the difference was. I’ve talked to multiple psychologist in my adult years now that I’m almost 20 and they all advise against going places like this. Please take my word for it, the repercussions are not worth it.
I agree 100% with DeeGee! This was exactly my sons experience. I can’t figure out how this place come so highly recommended, when this is how they operate. Also besides this, they seem to know nothing about Trauma, or executive functioning. Expect perfect compliance or they immediately dismiss you, to move on to the next insured patient. Psychiatrist literally was yelling at my son. Also, I would be very cautious about trusting them to do exposure therapy, as this has been proven to be ineffective treatment for trauma especially in unskilled hands!
Our 9-year-old attended the PHP (MAASD) program for almost 2 months, and the IOP for almost 4 weeks. This place turned our lives around for our whole family. Even our dog is happier. This place is very trans-affirming, and they really get autism, hyperactivity, meltdowns and everything else we needed them to understand. Oodles of gratitude for Dr. Cho, Caitlin, Julia, Blake, Ellen, Jocelyn, and everyone else who helped our child make such a dramatic life transition.
Please note that the PHP program is mostly self directed. Meaning, patients expected to sit by themselves in the room for half of the day and fill out forms and questioners for the first 2 weeks of the program. Followed by an hour lunch, 30 min of group therapy and another self directed therapy session. They advertise it as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT at its core is a talk therapy. Rogers PHP program is not CBT, although they advertise it as such. The kids are left in the rooms by themselves and are expected to handwrite their own self assessments daily for 3 hours a day minimum. This information should be presented to the patients and their parents and it is not. I felt like it was my duty to inform people of that fact.
Our daughter was in the PHP program for OCD. She was in the program virtually. We found Danielle to be very good at communicating with the whole family, and Lauren was an excellent therapist. Lauren gave us updates on our daughter's progress daily, and was very encouraging and enthusiastic in working with our daughter. We found the team to be genuinely caring and considerate of our concerns when making decisions affecting our daughter's care. Our daughter was only in the program while waiting for an opening in residency, so I cannot speak to completing the program here, but our experience was a very positive one.
Where to begin? The exposures here were insane and unethical. I went here in 2017 and I still cannot do exposure therapy again to this day. They made me eat off the floor, and when I refused, they informed me that they made someone eat off of a toilet seat earlier that week. They made us call little girls fat and undeserving of food. They pinned me up against a wall when I refused an exposure. They made people touch poop and go weeks without washing their hands. They jump right into the horrifying, unethical exposures, not once easing you into it. You also spend an absurd amount of time alone in your room, and they cannot individualize the treatment. For example, I don’t get anxious thoughts often, more just feelings of panic. But their program relied on us having anxious thoughts, so I was forced to make them up, making my anxiety worse. The psychiatrists just prescribe medicine after running no dna test and barely even meeting with the patient for half an hour. I DO NOT recommend, there are better places in the area to go.
Not recommended by any means. Rogers put my child in the wrong program, which made things worse and upped his medication as a result to a dangerous level. Tried to give more medication, which I refused and was not treated well for. My child is in a wonderful program now and is getting the help needed after the trauma at Rogers Behavioral Health. Without knowing the background of what happened at Rogers, the new Psychiatrist let us know that the dosage for medication that my child was put on from Dr. Cho was too high and causes damage. Psychiatrist ordered an electrocardiograph test. My child was left in a much worse state than when the program at Rogers began. Finally getting the help needed. They also show religious videos to patients, which should not be allowed. At Rogers, egos come before patient care and the damage done as a result should have ramifications.