Oak Hill’s Clinical Therapy focuses on assisting the young people in overcoming challenges experienced in their family of origin as well as supporting the child’s developmental and treatment needs. Young people receive therapy from highly-trained and experienced clinicians registered with a professional association. 

The frequency of individual sessions can range from weekly to monthly, depending on the needs of the young person. Psycho-educational assessments and crisis intervention services are also provided. Psychiatric services may be provided on-site and integrated into other areas of service.

Goals of Therapy

The main goal of therapy is to facilitate a process in which the young person can experience positive self-regard and develop the confidence and skills to make positive, responsible, and safe choices.

Areas of Focus

Therapies for past family of origin issues:

  • Grief and loss
  • Complex trauma
  • Domestic violence
  • Parental substance misuse
  • Neglect
  • Abandonment
  • Abuse (physical, emotional and/or sexual)

Therapies for self-regulation:

  • Anger expression and frustration tolerance
  • Temptation resistance and impulse resistance
  • Sexuality
  • Substance misuse
  • Aggression
  • Criminal activity