Sorenson’s is a second generation family owned school with over 30 years experience helping troubled teens. We were one of the first programs to combine therapy, experiential learning, academics and behavioral modification to help troubled teens.
We have found that often what appear to be the primary issues with young people are actually symptoms of the real problem, which is often low self esteem, depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). All of which can contribute to problems in school, substance abuse and out of control behavior. Without specifically addressing each issue, the treatment will be significantly less effective.
The clinical department at Sorenson’s uniquely includes both mental health therapists and specially trained substance abuse counselors. Mental health as well as substance abuse issues are addressed in group and individual settings, as part of the overall treatment plan. This well-rounded approach to assessment and intervention provides our students with cutting edge services.
We do not have quarters or semesters and students may enroll at any time. Our program consists of a strong behavioral component coupled with a multi-disciplinary and multi-theoretical element. Using a strict point-and-level system your child moves toward re-integration into home, school, or a less restrictive placement.
We at Sorenson’s Ranch School believe that all of our students have the potential to achieve success if given the right opportunity.