When hiring Dr. Frances, advocacy takes place on a more personal level. It means making the situation at hand something that is important and needs to be done. What she is doing is presenting information and making requests in a focused way to ensure that something important gets done.
Dore is an adoptee herself and has been advocating for and assisting adopted children and their families since 2001. She specializes in assisting children and adolescents as well as young adults who have minor to severe attachment difficulties. The teens she serves usually require outdoor therapeutic or residential therapeutic care and she remains their advocate all throughout their treatment stay.
The programs and schools she recommends have gone through an extensive background check and evaluation process to ensure the best and safest setting.
The parenting piece is a very important part of her recommendation and she asks her families to be willing to be involved in the work right alongside with their child. When everyone works together for the benefit of the adolescent or young adult, the outcome is family focused and family driven for long term results.
Throughout the years, her practice has grown to include programs and schools that are incorporating EMDR, mindfulness, somatic awareness, as well as attachment focused relationship family work. Dore sees relationships and connections as basic human needs. Adolescents have put up barriers, fears, and guards in order to survive what they see as untrustworthy relationships.
A part of the work for them and their family is to re-learn how to feel safe, trust and thrive in their connections with each other.
Dore loves her work, is inspired by her clients, and is excited to watch the changes that are possible through treatment and family work.
It Always Helps To Know That You Are Not Alone
We Envision Wider Choices and Opportunities
Your Child or Young Adult is More Than a Diagnosis
The specialized and pre-evaluated integrated treatment models of residential therapeutic, and wilderness may combine adventure therapy, clinical therapy, family therapy, group therapy, medication therapy, neuro feedback, one-on-one counseling, and even animal, art, dance, music and horticultural therapy to help your child or young adult rediscover a life worth living.
We then support you with a step-down transition from the intensive residential treatment setting to the home environment.
These specialized programs and schools offer varying lengths of stay in welcoming, secure yet unlocked communities, giving your child or young adult the time and space they need to recover.
Our individualized approach begins with a comprehensive student profile and a review of all academic and diagnostic assessments, which enables us to match each client with an evidence-based programming specific to their diagnosis and symptoms.
Whether you are experiencing your first concerning episode with your child or have been struggling with behavior concerns for years, you can get your family’s life back. Call Dr. Frances to discuss how she and her team can assist your family.
We and assist children as young as age 7 struggling with academic failure, adoption / attachment behaviors, depression, anxiety disorders, mental health concerns, neurological developmental delays, over stimulation, slow processing of information, and other concerns you may be experiencing.