A-Z Teen Health Glossary

About Paradigm Treatment


Paradigm Treatment was created with the mission of identifying core issues and fully understanding how adolescents and their families are impacted. Unlike most other treatment centers, we do not take the approach of only containing or shaping behaviors. Our mental health professionals utilize various treatment modalities to address the difficult, deeper obstacles that are affecting your teen.


  • The empowerment of youth and their families is the cornerstone of effective treatment.
  • All adolescents are deserving of being treated with dignity and respect.
  • The provision of services to adolescents is highly specialized and requires a unique knowledge base and skill set.
  • It is our job to motivate youth and help them find value in their treatment experience.
  • Adolescents should be engaged as full partners in the creation and implementation of their treatment plans.
  • Family involvement is an important component of adolescent treatment and as such must be supported and encouraged.
  • Treatment must focus on the emotional underpinnings of behaviors rather than simply focusing on behaviors themselves.
  • Treatment must be reflective of real life to be transferable and sustainable.
  • Treatment should be built on a youth’s strengths and interests.
  • Free aftercare services are a natural and necessary extension of treatment.

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