Sorenson’s is a second generation family owned school with over 30 years of experience helping troubled teens. We were one of the first programs to combine therapy, experiential learning, academics and behavioral modification to help troubled teens overcome issues such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), teen cutting, drug and alcohol abuse and many others.
We have found that often what appear to be the primary issues with troubled youth 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. Sorenson’s Ranch School is a school for troubled teens.
The clinical department at Sorenson’s Ranch uniquely includes both mental health therapists and specially trained substance abuse counselors. Mental health and substance abuse issues are addressed in group and individual settings. This well-rounded approach to assessment and intervention provides our students with the necessary life skills to overcome teen depression, teen anger and many other problems.