Services

By the time our children reach adolescence, we’ve all been through a variety of processes regarding educational options and have made many decisions for our children: public versus private, big school or small school, traditional or progressive, etc. Most people, however, have no prior experience with things like therapeutic programs, boarding schools, wilderness therapy, or young adult transitional living communities, and this unfamiliarity often results in confusion or hesitance. While this process is different and unfamiliar to many people, we strive to demystify it and show you how and why certain boarding or therapeutic placements could be the optimal choice for your child or young adult. From our personal experience we know how overwhelming this can be and know how it feels to have to sort through the options. The good news is that from personal experience we also know about the good work being done by many schools and programs.

While this process is different and unfamiliar to many people, we strive to demystify the data to help you become more at peace with the upcoming decision.

Based on all available information about a child and family, our goal is to provide you with a carefully selected set of options for your child or young adult. Starting with a consultation, we will exchange information with you so that you understand how we work and can help you arrive at the best possible solution for your child. At that time we will also ask you for an overview of your child or young adult’s history and the various factors that led you to contact us. Once we agree to work together, we will ask you to provide us with all written documentation pertaining to your child or young adult’s academic and psychological history so that we may evaluate it in the context of services provided by various therapeutic programs. We will then begin to contact appropriate programs. We will communicate with them regarding your child or young adult and will evaluate the options.

Our goal is to provide you with a carefully selected set of options for your child or young adult.

As soon as we have the best set of alternatives, we will again get together with you to review the options and help you decide what best suits your child or young adult and your family. The ultimate selection of which program is the best fit for a child always rests with the family, but once we begin working together, we are always there to guide and support you. Once the placement is made, we will stay in touch with the program staff and with you to monitor your child or young adult’s progress. We are available throughout your child’s stay in the program to answer any questions or concerns you might have and encourage you to reach out to us at any time.

The ultimate selection of which program is the best fit for a child or young adult always rests with the family.

Other Support Services

In addition to residential programs, for some children or young adults, even those who may have received previous therapy or academic remediation, there exist in the local community, therapeutic services and academic opportunities of a more intensive or individualized nature. These services include home schooling programs, home-based support services, and intensive outpatient programs. When residential treatment may not be necessary, we can help you find appropriate choices.

As you think about how best to proceed, you can find a lot more helpful information about this process by reading our Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

The population we can help includes adolescents and young adults struggling with the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Learning Differences
  • School Refusal
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Mood Disorder
  • Attachment and Adoption Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Computer and Gaming Addictions
  • Substance or Alcohol Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Anger or Aggression
  • Self-Destructive Behavior
  • Identity Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Contact

Stephanie Crossman, J.D.

113 West 89th St. #2A
New York, NY 10024

917-923-0305
stephanie@crossmanconsulting.com