The Fulshear Ranch Academy Experience
Being a part of the InnerChange family has allowed us to find out about other treatment programs. Our sister program, Fulshear Ranch Academy, is one program with which we have been able to connect. Fulshear provides a healing journey for young adult women. This period of life is so critical for their clients. Their age, their major challenges and stresses, and new adult issues are all hurdles that they face. Sadly, for some young women, life gets too difficult and they need the guidance and assistance excellently provided by Fulshear. The emphasis on strong positive relationships at Fulshear allows the young women to chart their path into adulthood, heal the hurts they’ve been living with, and gain the life skills necessary to progress. They learn how to have healthy relationships, build an academic plan, and gain the skills necessary to function on their own. Fulshear will also work with the young woman to invite her parents to be a part of this journey.
The ranch emphasizes the feelings of warmth and love that Fulshear offers. Standing in the kitchen and dining area conveys a warmth and sense of community. There, the clients gather to support each other and have fun. They share a bond of past struggles and hurts, current fears of making the journey, and mixed emotions about what the future holds for them. The staff at Fulshear are there to support them in this journey- whether it’s in the kitchen, in a therapist’s office, or out on an activity. Clients will make mistakes, however, the nurturing employees are there to guide them back onto the path of healing and success.
Fulshear provides the range of supportive care to help clients build their own healthy, happy, functioning future. Find out more by talking with the experts at Fulshear about this incredible journey, or check out their website: http://www.fulshearranchacademy.com/.
My Experience with Fulshear Treatment to Transition
For teenage girls who need help with mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and interpersonal struggles there are many options in the field of residential treatment. However, when a girl turns eighteen, those options drastically decrease. Most residential programs come in the form of strict substance abuse treatment that lasts anywhere from one to three months, or in the form of transitional living only with very little therapeutic support. Fulshear Treatment to Transition is the only young adult female treatment facility that goes beyond teaching transitional living skills and limited focus on substance abuse treatment, focusing on young women age 18-24.
The professional and clinical staff at Fulshear is highly experienced in treating young women who need a more sophisticated approach and longer length of stay to maintain life changes – effectively providing clinical care to all of their clients. Once they meet the required clinical standards, Fulshear’s clients are given transitional living opportunities to apply their new skills in real life settings, while still receiving therapeutic support each week. This multiphase approach sets up each young woman for a successful launch into adulthood and independent living.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a residential treatment director, I believe Fulshear provides outstanding support and treatment to a population that has very few options on the continuum of care. You can get more information about Fulshear by calling 888-317-9229 or by visiting the website: http://fulsheartransition.com.
By: John Stewart, Executive Director