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Welcome to Equinox Counseling and Wellness Center, a place where genuine partnerships form to help your child and family learn, grow, and heal together. We want you to know that by being here and reading this you are taking an important step in helping your child. Having a child with complex mental health issues in combination with emotional and behavioral problems can present many challenges, create turmoil within your whole family, and cause pain, sadness, frustration, and feelings of helplessness—and at times even hopelessness. We want you to know that here at Equinox, there is hope and families do heal.
"The support system is amazing. Equinox comes with a lot of support from every angle. They are there when you need them."
M. - parent of a 15-yr. old
Read the section below to discover the range of challenges we help our patients overcome.
At Equinox Counseling & Wellness Center we understand that for the young people we serve, mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues often stem from challenges that emerged in childhood. These problems were easily misunderstood and under addressed. We believe the healing of these issues occurs through healthy relationship, connection, and experience. We developed our treatment environment, the synergy and coordination of our components of care, in combination with purposeful treatment plans to allow healing and lasting change. Parents turn to us when other therapy or treatment settings have not yielded positive results.
While we see the young people in our program for who they are, great kids and young adults, verses a diagnosis in which they have been labeled, we also recognize the importance of providing a list of common diagnosis and challenges the young people in our program experience. Our youth and young adults often experience the complexity of having a combination of these diagnosis, verses one or two in isolation.
There are risks involved in a young person forming an identity that centers around mental illness. Our program focuses on the development of mental wellness. We work to ensure that each young person is surrounded by a peer group that is engaged in processes to be able to think, feel and act in ways that creates a positive impact on their emotional, physical, and social well-being. Young people in our programs realize their capabilities and learn to cope with everyday life stressors in healthy, safe ways.
Our specialized treatment environment is kind, calm, and compassionate with components of care that develops resilience, positive self-identity, competencies for overall health, and pro-social connections. We utilize experiential and action- oriented methods because traditional talk therapy has proven to be ineffective. Because your goals are our goals, we use real life environments to ensure functioning in all aspects of our youth or young adult’s lives, not just in contained environments.
To achieve results that last, our treatment model focuses on three goals...
As our patients stabilize and learn new skills, we provide consistent and thoughtfully organized opportunities to apply and practice these skills. This ensures that what occurs in therapy and is learned in various treatment situations and settings, extends into the home environment, parental and family relationships, school and social settings as well as the community.
We develop a true parent partnership and offer a unique level of support. Our team of skilled clinicians and compassionate professionals will come together to listen and learn from you, and then provide your child’s path to a higher level of functioning and overall wellness.
Your dedicated parent coach will help you experience the success of parenting from a place of confidence versus a place of fear.
Each week our parent community meets to share experiences and support each other, while also learning practical strategies to use in the home.
Families that learn, grow and change together, heal together.
Your parent coach will teach transcendent parenting principles to foster competence and confidence, so you can reclaim parent leadership.
At Equinox, you'll discover a community of generous parents who support one another and offer real understanding.
To foster family-level healing, we surround your entire family in layers of support. It's always a surprise to our new parents, so you'll have to experience it to believe it!
You'll learn the same concepts as your kid, but from a parental leadership lens that helps you maintain continuity at home while asserting your family values.
L. - mother of a 14 year old daughter
You’re looking for help and we’re glad you found us. If nothing else, we hope you will read this heartfelt letter from our Founder and CEO, Mary Marcantonio.
We combine the best elements of residential and wilderness therapy in an intensive community-based program designed to treat the whole person (and support the whole family).
A comprehensive treatment approach, designed for youth ages 9-17, that combines the best elements of residential treatment and wilderness therapy, stopping the cycle of family distress and the need for out of home placement.
Intensive treatment for young adults needing support launching into independence, developing friendships, finding meaning and purpose in their lives, and succeeding in college or work environments.
Long-term success occurs with purpose, planning and preparation. Transition & Aftercare is designed to help families reintegrate and solidify the progress of youth transitioning home from inpatient psychiatric hospitals, wilderness therapy, or residential treatment.