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Therapeutic Approach

A highly individualized and client centered approach to transitional treatment.

ATC utilizes a highly individualized and client centered approach to treatment. Upon enrollment, each client is assessed to formulate a treatment plan unique to his or her challenges, needs and goals. Our multi-disciplinary team comprised of highly trained professionals aims to honor each young adult as a distinctive individual. There are no two pathways to success that will be exactly the same and therefore we, as a team with the client, navigate towards individuated success.

At the Crossroads clinical team is comprised of all Master’s level or higher licensed therapists. Clinicians meet weekly as a team to review and have client’s cases supervised by the Clinical Director at ATC. Therapists carry small manageable caseloads so that each client is afforded the individual attention necessary to affect positive change. ATC utilizes a number of different therapeutic modalities in order to address our clients’ unique needs.

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy

ATC utilizes a relational approach with clients, meeting them where “they’re at” with the therapy agenda being led by the client. In the advent that clients are resistant to formal therapy, therapists use creative approaches to work with clients in informal ways that can build a relationship of trust in hopes that clients engage more in the therapeutic process. ATC offers a number of unique group therapy opportunities depending on the individual client’s needs:

  • Recovery Support
  • Women’s Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Process Groups
  • Relationships
  • Self Care
  • Coping Mechanisms
  • Life Skills Development
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Communication
  • Trauma
  • Vocation

Orientation Assessments

Casey Life Skills (CLS) is a tool that assesses the behaviors and competencies youth need to achieve their long-term goals. It aims to set youth on their way toward developing healthy, productive lives.

CLS is designed to be used in a collaborative conversation between a therapist, mentor, and young adult in assessing life skills necessary for independent living.

The 5 Love Languages is an assessment used to discover your love language and begin improving your relationships. The 5 love languages include: 1) Words of Affirmation: Expressing affection through spoken affection, praise, or appreciation; 2) Acts of Service: Actions, rather than words, are used to show and receive love; 3) Receiving Gifts: Gifting is symbolic of love and affection; 4) Quality Time: Expressing affection with undivided, undistracted attention; and 5) Physical Touch: It can be sex or holding hands. With this love language, the speaker feels affection through physical touch.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. It is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.

The KTS-II is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory, published in the bestselling books, Please Understand Me by Dr. David Keirsey.

The Clifton Strengths Finder is the culmination of more than 50 years of Dr. Donald O. Clifton’s lifelong work: leading millions of people around the world to discover their strengths.

This assessment tool identifies an individual’s top 5 strengths, among 34 themes, and includes detailed strategies on how to apply our natural talents and strengths versus devoting more time to fixing our shortcomings.

Hartman Personality Profile also known as The Color Code, created by Dr. Taylor Hartman, divides personalities into four colors: Red (motivated by power), Blue (motivated by intimacy), White (motivated by peace), and Yellow (motivated by fun).

Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Career Report with Strong Profile and Strong College Profile is a powerful tool that can help make satisfying decisions about career and education. Understanding the Strong Profile can help identify a career focus and begin the career planning and exploration process.

The Strong assessment matches one’s interests with six types of work environments. The MBTI assessment describes one’s personality type and matches it with the types of work. Combining the Strong and MBTI assessments helps an individual assess what they might like to do, where they might like to work and how they might like to work and learn.