Multidimensional Family Therapy

The best way to help a teenager who is dealing with addiction or mental health issues is to help the entire family. Multidimensional Family Therapy treats the whole family by giving everyone the tools to better communicate. Which leads to better understanding. And real recovery for all.

Is It Right For You?

  • Teen difficult to talk to?
  • Grades slipping?
  • Lying about friends?
  • Has your teen been arrested?
  • Do you blame yourself? Your spouse?
  • Do you feel frustrated and hopeless?
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MDFT works with the entire family to achieve healthy relationships through better communication.

MDFT supports your family by working with school officials, the court system and social services.

MDFT gives families the communication tools to develop trusting, respectful relationships

Because MDFT is outpatient therapy, your family stays together while it heals.

MDFT heals the entire family, because when a teenager struggles with addiction the entire family is impacted.

MDFT empowers you with parenting techniques and comprehensive support.

Is It Right For You?

Teen difficult to talk to?

MDFT works with the entire family to achieve healthy relationships through better communication.

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Grades slipping?

MDFT supports your family by working with school officials, the court system and social services.

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Lying about friends?

MDFT gives families the communication tools to develop trusting, respectful relationships

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Do you blame yourself? Your spouse?

Because MDFT is outpatient therapy, your family stays together while it heals.

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Do you feel frustrated and hopeless?

MDFT empowers you with parenting techniques and comprehensive support.

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stats adolescents has a mental crisis in a year

Based on Iowa Youth Survey: 2012 State of Iowa Results

stats of adolescents report that they live in an unhappy home.

Based on Iowa Youth Survey: 2012 State of Iowa Results

stats of 11th graders report currently using alcohol

Based on Iowa Youth Survey: 2012 State of Iowa Results

stats 11th graders have used marijuana

Based on Iowa Youth Survey: 2012 State of Iowa Results

stats 8th graders have had a full drink of alcohol

Based on Iowa Youth Survey: 2012 State of Iowa Results

stats of adolescents feel unsupported byschool staff and fellow students

Based on Iowa Youth Survey: 2012 State of Iowa Results

Our Success Stories

  • James
  • Maya
  • Marco
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Meet James

James was 12 years old when he started smoking marijuana. By the time he turned 16, he was smoking 2-3 grams a day. In addition to using marijuana, James also abused and sold prescription medications. During this time, he attended school less regularly and his grades suffered. He also lost his part time job. James often snuck out of the house and would not return home.

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Maya

Meet Maya

Maya was 17 and struggling with addiction. During the most difficult time, she was abusing substances daily and was no longer living at home with her family. Feeling out of control and hopeless, Maya’s family placed her in a residential facility for substance abuse treatment.

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Marco

Meet Marco

Marco was on the wrong path. Although he had just turned 16, he was in the court system facing several substance abuse-related charges. He was also using substances daily. Marco’s probation officer was considering residential treatment if he wasn’t successful with Multidimensional Family Therapy.

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build your own success story:

Bring Your Family Back Together.

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Positive Proof

Initial research has shown Multidimensional Family Therapy to succeed at twice the rate of conventional therapy. Why is that? Because the therapy has a focus on the entire family unit. Additionally, we utilize benchmarks and outcomes to make sure that we are meeting the needs of our patients and families.

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