their own age group, place excessive stress on themselves to excel in various areas and experience greater amounts of pressure from parents to prove their talents. This can, in fact, lead to Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder and a variety of other common issues. Rucker noted in addition to providing mental health treatment for struggling teens from all types of backgrounds with a diversity of issues, Paradigm Malibu
employs a team of teachers, tutors and mentors. These professionals specialize in helping gifted students maintain their academic status during treatment, allowing them to continue to excel in their field of talent.
Paradigm evaluates each patient, developing a unique treatment plan based on the unique needs of each teen who comes to them for help. They offer a range of individual, family and group therapy sessions, as well as other programs. Traditional Art Therapy, Expressive Arts, Drama, Music, Dance and Movement Therapies give teens a variety of expressive outlets while also catering to students with advanced artistic abilities. The facility utilizes Animal and Equine Therapies, Cinema, Biblio, Written and Narrative techniques as well to successfully reach out to countless young people, regardless of what their needs and interests may be.
Rucker concluded, "Quality treatment should be based on a teen's strengths and interests in order to create an effective and meaningful treatment plan. Many young people try to hide both their talents and their mental health issues, but it is vital that we treat their disorders while emphasizing their talents. This is the only way to help them find and maintain a balance between their gifts and their challenges."
About Paradigm Malibu:
Paradigm Malibu is the only residential teen drug treatment program for drug abuse, addiction, mental health and behavioral health issues that is o
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