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.