In treatment, adolescents must be approached differently than adults because of their unique developmental issues, contradictions in their values and belief systems, and environmental considerations (e.g., strong peer influences). Visions’ treatment philosophy to addressing complex issues relies on a multi-modal approach and team including family, previous treatment professionals, teachers, community experts, and Visions’ unparalleled clinicians.

To ensure continued success, a plan of action must be set up for the adolescent’s future. Our individualized programming was developed in consideration of adolescents’ specific needs with regard to mental health and/or substance abuse issues. At Visions, it is our treatment philosophy that effective outcomes of adolescents with any disorder involves a holistic approach to address their unique needs.

Understanding and Meeting the Unique Needs of Adolescents and Families

  • Experiential Therapies
  • Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy & DBT-Informed Programming
  • Psychological & Diagnostic Testing
  • Mental & Physical Development
  • Individual & Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluations & Assessments
  • Family Therapy, Support & Functionality
  • Collaborative Aftercare Planning
  • Social & Emotional Development
Teen Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers - Visions
Teen Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers - Visions


In 2002, Visions’ Founders Chris and Amanda Shumow began their mission of creating an adolescent program that provided cutting edge mental health, substance abuse and family treatment. Since its inception, they have advocated for the family in its entirety. This founder driven center has set the standard for adolescent treatment amongst industry professionals with its clinical acumen and attention to specialized services.

Chris and Amanda acknowledged the success of Visions would correlate to the strength and unity of their clinical team. They place great value on collaborating with service providers who share the same passion for adolescents and their families. Since opening, Visions has maintained original founding clinicians while adding several dynamic team members with continued program growth.

As proud parents of four beautiful children, Chris and Amanda understand the importance of family involvement and support throughout the treatment process. They know from personal experience that any individual going through the recovery process must do it with laughter and fun in order to sustain a new healthy lifestyle. Year after year, Chris and Amanda push the Visions treatment philosophy and mission by maintaining a creative clinical culture of excellence.


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