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The typical North Star patient is an average kid from a good family. He has many talents and great potential. However, this good kid is now experiencing one, or a combination of the following struggles, such as ... negative peer association, defiance, problems with authority, lack of motivation, argumentative, depression, anxiety, or addiction, etc.  He may currently be participating in self-destructive behavior:  school failure, other self-harming acts of rebellion, and/or struggling with substance abuse and/or addictions, recently suspended from school or expelled, displays negative actions that purposefully generates shock, compulsive lying, constant manipulation, and fails to take accountability for his actions.

 

North Star accepts patients who exhibit emotional and/or behavioral problems which prevent them from functioning adequately in their home or community environments. Referrals to our program are initiated by psychiatrists, therapists, or mental health professionals. We also receive referrals from school counselors, substance abuse counselors, clergy, and direct referrals from parents.

 

Typical Patient Profile we accept:

    • ADD / ADHD  (attention disorders)
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
    • Emotional and behavioral problems
    • Failed attempts in less restrictive treatment setting
    • History of running away
    • Lack of coping skills
    • Low self-esteem or poor self-image
    • Mild to moderate learning disabilities (I.Q. must be above 85)
    • Poor anger management skills
    • Poor impulse control
    • Problems at school/declining Academic performance
    • Problems with authority
    • Substance abuse
    • Addictions  (including...pornography, video gaming, social media)
    • Suicidal ideation  
    • Unmotivated
    • High functioning Aspergers

 

These are the Issues we do NOT accept:

    • Autism or Severe Asperger
    • Conduct disorder
    • Reactive Attachment Disorders (RAD)
    • Recent severe suicide attempts within the past 2 months
    • S.O.'s (predatory history)

 

If you are a parent who is unsure of that specific issues your child may have, please take our TEST, and Assess the needs of your child HERE.