We don’t treat issues, syndromes or problems. We treat young people.
Treatment at the Masonic Center for Youth and Families is designed so that we can form a full, comprehensive view of the youth in our care. We are able to personalize care and ensure the most effective outcome by first conducting a thorough assessment of the youth, then designing our treatment plan based on what we’ve learned. Our process includes these steps:
• At the same time that our treatment team talks with parents, teachers, and other key adults, the young person will work with assessment psychologists to complete tests measuring cognitive, personality, and neuropsychological functioning and capacities.
• The treatment team uses the findings from interviews and tests to develop a nuanced treatment plan that considers the young person in the context of family and daily life.
• Youth and families have access to services that may include individual psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis as well as family and couples therapy. We will work with any current family therapists to integrate care.
• A treatment manager maintains contact and supports the family throughout the assessment and treatment process.
• We achieve a far-reaching understanding of the youth’s progress. Testing is performed when treatment begins, when treatment ends, and 18 months after completion.
Our approach to care
At the Masonic Center for Youth and Families, we believe strongly that the most effective treatment for young people is based on psychodynamic principles. During treatment , a caring professional establishes a deep relationship with the individual client in order to uncover and understand what’s influencing behaviors and to resolve those issues. There is no one formula for treatment that fits everyone. Instead, we take an in-depth look at each young person and tailor care to the individual.