Counseling Services

Therapists:  The therapy department is administered by a Clinical Director who is a Clinical Psychologist with multiple years of experience and licensures.  The department also has on staff one (1) other Clinical Psychologist and several Masters Level therapists who are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Licensed Professional Counselor Interns.  All facility therapists are dually licensed as Chemical Dependency Counselors (or LCDC Interns) and familiar with the bio-pscyho-social model of substance abuse treatment.  All our therapists are also trained in crisis de-escalation, crisis intervention, and family and multi- cultural issues and counseling.

Individual Therapy:  All RRJJC residents attend one (1) hour of individual therapy bi-weekly with an assigned licensed therapist. As previously indicated, our therapists use the tenets of Reality Therapy (also known as Choice Theory) with other integrated cognitive and behavioral techniques during individual therapy and the program throughout. The number of individual sessions may be adjusted dependent on case need. The focus of therapy is upon belief systems, personal awareness (of inner drives and needs), personal choice, and both personal and social responsibility.

Group Therapy: Residents in our programs attend didactic (instructional) and interactive group counseling with no more than eight (8) residents at a time with our licensed therapists. Number of groups attended per week varies by program assignment.

Family Therapy:  Family therapy is offered at least once a month for an hour each session. The sessions may occur on site but it is possible to have the family therapy via telephone conference or internet web-cam via (SKYPE).The adolescent’s detainment is also considered a symptom of poorly negotiated systemic experiences; therefore, family intervention is strongly emphasized.  Parents or caregivers are encouraged to engage in no fewer than three family therapy sessions while the adolescent is in placement and maintain contact with the client at least weekly to discuss program participation. Assistance of the probation department may be enlisted to help maintain family involvement.