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Destinations for Teens, Las Vegas Philosophy
Destinations focuses on Family Systems Therapy at the core of our care. Family Systems Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps
individuals resolve their problems in the context of the whole family. Each family member works together with the others to better
understand their group dynamic and how their individual actions affect each other and the family unit as a whole. One of the most
important premises of Family Systems Therapy is that what happens to one member of a family happens to everyone in the family.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Meet the Staff
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, practicing since 2002, substantial work with families and children, specialty in abuse and trauma for ages 3 and up, extensive training in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, Destinations for Teen Clinician of The Year Award Recipient 2017, National Association of Women Business Owners, Women of Distinction Award in Medical and Healthcare Services 2018, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Member 2010, Approved Supervisor for MFT and CPC Interns – 4 years, UNLV adjunct faculty for Department of Women’s Studies 7 years, CPR, First Aid and Pro-Act Certified.
Lead Counselor / Social Work Provisional Intern
Masters and Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She is certified in trauma therapy; Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Trauma Focused (CBT-TF). She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). In the past, Jennifer worked with primarily adults in the military for 12 years, where 8 years were spent treating substance abuse. Jennifer has experience working with people struggling with domestic violence, human trafficking, and homelessness in Clark County. She is CPR, First Aid, and Pro-Act Certified.
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ABOUT DESTINATIONS FOR TEENS, LAS VEGAS
Destinations for Teens operates five treatment centers for teens who are struggling with mental health disorders or substance abuse. The center located in Las Vegas, Nevada offers partial hospitalization programs, which about 11 percent of all treatment centers in Nevada offer, and intensive outpatient programs, which about 46 percent of Nevada treatment centers offers.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Destination for Teens' website, outpatient programming is tailored to each teen's needs, and each client receives an individualized treatment plan. The treatment center has both a mental health and dual diagnosis treatment track.
Individual treatment plans typically include psychosocial and substance abuse assessments; psychiatric assessments, evaluations, maintenance, and support; parent education; and discharge and aftercare planning.
The treatment center also offers on-site academics including one-on-one support and supervision, virtual classrooms, GED and college prep, and life and vocational skills training. In the partial hospitalization program, each client receives three hours of educational classwork for five days per week. The facility is among the 20 percent of Nevada facilities to provide adolescent services.
Clients meet with Destination for Teens' alumni group once a week to learn how to cope with mental health and addiction. Also, parents are required to attend therapy sessions and family education classes.
Destination for Teens' website notes the treatment team includes therapists, nurses, and a clinical director.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to Destinations for Teens's website, it provides a serene, safe space for teens to attend treatment while still living at home. The facility includes rooms for group or individual therapy sessions, a recreation space, a kitchen, and eating space.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients, loved ones, or staffers. However, the 41 people to leave reviews on Destinations to Recovery's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 4.9 out of five stars. The reviews are for all locations. 
Individuals praised the staff by calling them professional and dedicated.Reviewers als praised the center’s treatment effectiveness, andoOne alum even noted the center saved their life. "Just can't say enough about the quality of care that Destinations gives. Brilliant programs, and the staff is dedicated to the highest level of treatment," Audrey wrote in a representative review.
To date, the one person to leave a Google Review for Destinations for Teens, Las Vegas gave five out of five stars. "They are compassionate, caring and truly want to help. If you need help I would definitely pay them a visit. Thank you for all that you do, all that have done, and all that you will do," they wrote. 
The two people to leave Facebook reviews for Destinations for Teens - Las Vegas gave five out of five stars, and one reviewer noted they would recommend the center. 
According to Destinations for Teen's website, it works with insurance providers.
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Published on August 2018
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