Individual Counseling is an opportunity for most of our residents to begin to look their “Story” for the first time. Our therapists want to help the resident to begin to name the hurt, pain and loss in their lives. During individual counseling , boys and girls begin to see the ways they have attempted to keep themselves safe through drug use, defiance and other high risks behaviors. The child has a therapist who can see their destructive behaviors through a lens of compassion. The therapist can help the boys and girls begin to be kind to themselves and begin to have a voice in how they can move from the choices they are making that only cause them more isolation and loss into healthier ways of living their life.