Treatment Approach

Project Six/The Commons is a 24-hour therapeutic program which includes the modalities of individual therapy, family therapy, specialized groups, psychiatric evaluation, and medication monitoring, special education, and milieu therapy.

Our program is designed to treat children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses and behaviors, in a safe, structured and therapeutic environment. Our system-wide strengths-based approach allows us to support all residents in achieving important social and treatment goal and enhances the culture of care in the treatment environment. Within this framework, Project Six/The Commons prides itself on the design, development and implementation of unique, creative and highly individualized treatment plans.

As a team, we work towards the development of specific, focused, measurable and outcome-oriented treatment objectives. Therapeutic interventions designed to increase appropriate behaviors and decrease problem behaviors are based on the child or adolescent’s strengths, struggles, dynamics, needs, and recommendations from various assessments.

Each resident has a residential therapist. The therapist will coordinate services such as individual, family, and group therapy, as well as monitor progress during other program activities. Each resident is expected to actively participate in the development and planning of his or her individualized program and goals along with the residential therapist and other treatment members.