One of the things that makes Live Strong House unique is that we assign two therapists to every family. Each student receives a primary therapist that works with him individually and with his parents. The parents receive a separate relationship and family therapist.
We know that relationships between parents and family members have been strained, and this is why we provide another layer of support. Parents need additional help and mentoring with family concerns. Often, these concerns are different than the ones surrounding their son. In an effort to develop the family and the systems within the family, we provide a relationship expert to help our parents develop better relationship skills and boundaries with each other and with their son. We believe that this is one of the most important aspects of family dynamics.
The parents’ relationship therapist collaborates with their son’s primary therapist. While the son is making changes at Live Strong House, it is very important for changes to take place at home. Under the guidance of a professional, the parents work on their relationship and individual needs, creating a greater probability of success when their son returns home.