We Believe That Your Child Deserves The Finest Care Possible.
ROWI is the culmination of years of experience working with teens and their parents through crisis and triumph. Together, we have treated thousands of teens. We have seen what works and what doesn’t. ROWI’s program is designed with this knowledge in mind. We are committed to building the finest team of professionals that share in our vision of healthy families.
It is difficult to admit that our community has a significant demand for adolescent treatment. We are fortunate to live in wonderful neighborhoods, send our kids to great schools and enjoy a safe environment. What we don’t always understand is that too many of our teens are struggling with mental health problems or substance use that must be addressed — with the child and his or her parents.
We started ROWI with the intention of offering the highest quality care using both
evidence-based and holistic methods, which our clients need in such difficult times. Most programs claim to provide individualized care, but we struggled to find a program that could maintain the level of excellence that we wanted to provide. We knew that working with the parents was a critical piece of the treatment puzzle, and we have come to work with them not only passively but as a key part of treatment and prevention.
We have been through this journey before and are here to help guide you, your child and your family through these difficult times. We look forward to collaborating with you.
Candice & Brittany
Adolescence can be a difficult time for any child as they face changes due to puberty, peer pressure and academic challenges that may leave them feeling unnecessarily inadequate.
Anxiety is our body’s built-in “fight or flight” response that helps us take control of a situation. At times, the increased “fight or flight” arousal that comes with trying to take control can interfere with a person’s day-to-day life.
Teen Suicidal Ideation
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents over the age of 12. Suicidal ideation describes thoughts, fantasies, ideas or images related to committing suicide.
Self-harm refers to hurting oneself to relieve emotional pain. The most common forms of this behavior are cutting and burning. It’s more common than most parents suspect. Teens who self-harm are not looking for a way to end their lives or get attention.
Teens with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may be impulsive, risk-taking, immature, thrill-seeking and have poor judgement. These teens have difficulty foreseeing long-term consequences and are more likely to be heavy drinkers or abuse drugs other than marijuana.
Adolescents are trying to figure out who they are. Research shows that adolescents are at high risk for experiencing bullying and embarrassment in school, violence at home or in the community, and experimenting with drugs and alcohol.
Disordered Eating in Teens
Most teens who turn to disordered eating often do so to cope with uncomfortable emotions. Disordered eating is the slippery slope to an eating disorder, and it’s important that parents and clinicians assess and treat it early.
Personality Disorders in Teens
Personality disorders are deeply ingrained behaviors that typically manifest in teens and young adults. Disorder symptoms range in severity and can cause long-term difficulties in personal growth, and some make it difficult to function normally in society.
Gender Identity Issues with Teens
Teens with gender dysphoria can experience a lot of internal conflict over presentation in public spaces, acceptance from friends and family, and future career growth. At a time when teens are discovering themselves, discomfort with a male or female body can interfere with the normal course of life.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a mental health disorder where an individual becomes caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted or intrusive thoughts that produce an intensely distressing feeling. Compulsions are behaviors that cannot be controlled.
Teens use and/or abuse substances for different reasons. Many teens turn to drugs to alleviate stress and emotional pain. Drugs include: benzodiazepines, marijuana, prescription drugs, designer drugs, methamphetamines, cocaine, opiates and inhalants.
Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol is one of the most widely abused substances by teens. Many parents believe that experimentation with alcohol is a normal part of adolescent development. Teens have difficulty with impulse control. Research shows that teens who use alcohol before age 15 are 4 times more likely to develop alcohol use disorders.
And most others
What To Expect At ROWI
Our new treatment center in Thousand Oaks includes state-of-the-art technology to support a positive therapeutic environment.
Our facility includes:
- Individual Therapy: One-on-one therapy with an inspired, connected, and dedicated clinician selected especially for you.
- Group Therapy: It is important to realize you are not alone. Group therapy can help you find your voice, be supported, gain insight, connect with others, learn, and develop confidence.
- Family Therapy: ROWI believes that all children are a part of a greater system, and we are here to treat the entire family. Mental health and substance use issues impact the whole family, and research shows that family participation and understanding of the therapeutic process is critical to successful recovery and long term success.
- Dietary accommodations (Kosher & Vegan available)
- Healthy snacks
- Recreation room
- State of the art technology