The Approach Program: Teen & Adolescent Developmental Disorders Treatment Program

Approach is a unique behavioral health wilderness treatment program that focuses on helping teens between the ages of 14-17 overcome their battles with issues that stunt their emotional and psychological growth and cause development disorders.

Common Issues Treated

Common Issues Treated in the Approach Program

We work hands-on with each of our students as they push through their different challenges, many of which include the following:

  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Overuse of technology
  • Social difficulties
  • Gaps in maturation
  • Poor self-care

What to Expect

What to Expect from our Programming

Teens who are struggling with these developmental issues and the many side effects that come with them (such as internalizing emotions, avoiding healthy habits, refusing medication, not showing up to school and more) could be suffering from a more serious issue. These behaviors are often signals of conditions such as Asperger’s, ADHD, Pervasive Development Disorder and attachment issues. Our highly trained and experienced staff members all work to provide a variety of different levels of care for each of our students, which include concrete teaching, skills-based therapy, and experiential therapy. The staff in our Approach program also focus on creating a socially nurturing environment for our students, as well as providing structure that encourages consistency and predictability. By getting involved one-on-one with our students, we can apply this type of skills-based curriculum in a setting where teens can flourish and succeed far beyond their own expectations.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose SUWS of the Carolinas

Approach is a specialized program aimed at helping teenagers who are struggling with specific issues such as behavioral health issues and developmental disorders. To learn more about what we offer, how we can help your teen, and much more, click on the links below:

  • We are sure that you have many questions ranging from your child’s safety to the admissions process. To start getting some answers, visit our frequently asked questions page.
  • We encourage you and your teen to take a look at a typical day in the life of our students by following this link.
  • To find out what kind of role you as parents play in your child’s recovery, visit our family program page to learn more.
  • Gain insight on the profile of a typical student by following this link.

I went into this program scared out of my mind. At SUWS, I learned the tools I needed to work through my issues and I'm forever grateful.

– Anonymous Patient