Meet Our Clinical Director

Meet Jennifer Maddock, LMFT Jennifer is our Clinical Director and a Primary Therapist here at Elevations. She is a seasoned professional, well-versed in navigating the intricacies of complex family systems, whose skill set helps our team navigate the landscape of mental health. Jennifer’s comprehensive training spans a diverse spectrum, addressing challenges ranging from trauma and…

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Springtime is Bringing Life to Our Activities

Springtime is bringing new life to our activities! With the recent redevelopment of our rec programming into Certified Recreational Therapy, this spring is offering new opportunities to incorporate therapeutic principles into activities on and off-campus. April also marks the beginning of training for July’s triathalon! Some activities we enjoy in warmer weather: Rock climbing  …

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Meet Tiffany: A Passionate Clinician and Advocate for Teens

Tiffany Orozco is a Primary Therapist here at Elevations. Her unique background significantly contributes to the comprehensive support and care we provide to our students.   Tiffany’s dedication to working with teenagers has been a constant guiding force throughout her career. She discovered immense personal growth and joy in helping students navigate the complexities of…

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Tips on How to Improve Family Communication

A photo of a mother spending quality time with her family and child on a sunny day next to a tree.

The teenage years can be a challenging time in the parent-child relationship. At this stage in their development, teenagers figure out where they fit in this world as they find new friends and develop different hobbies.  We have all experienced this to some extent, it can be confusing and saddening as they find their strengths…

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How We Can Help Prevent Bullying For LGBTQ Teens

People within the LGBTQ community know firsthand how important it is to feel safe and supported by a community. Unfortunately, many LGBTQ teens do not have this support; instead, they regularly experience bullying and discrimination. October is Bullying Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to raise awareness about this crucial issue and discuss what…

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How Music Can Improve Mental Health

A picture of a record player by a window used to help improve mental health

Most people look at music as one of the most powerful influences. It is an instant mood changer for most, and it balances out the highs and the lows that people may go through daily. From a mental health standpoint, more and more people understand how much it can improve someone’s mental state. Regardless of…

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Parents May Need Therapeutic Support If Their Teen Is In Treatment

Parent receiving therapeutic support

For teens undergoing residential treatment, we can’t stress the importance of parents having their therapeutic support enough. Whether your child is receiving help for an emotional disorder, substance use, mental health problems, or another underlying issue, Elevations RTC can bring comprehensive support to the whole family.  Today, we’ll discuss the various resources, therapy, and support…

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Understanding Adoption Issues In Teens

Teen Adoption

As young people approach their teenage years, they begin to develop their own identity and the life skills they will use in adulthood. This often involves creating a new, separate relationship with their parents. During this phase of their development, teens that have been adopted may have issues in addition to the normal emotional and…

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