Destinations For Teens Las Vegas
2851 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89128
Destinations focuses on Family Systems Therapy at the core of our care. Family Systems Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals resolve their problems in the context of the whole family. Each family member works together with the others to better understand their group dynamic and how their individual actions affect each other and the family unit as a whole. One of the most important premises of Family Systems Therapy is that what happens to one member of a family happens to everyone in the family.
- Day School
- Family Program
- 2:1 Staff to Client Ratio
Client & Family Support GroupsGroup therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
- Average Location/Amenities
Meet the Staff
- Jennifer Lively-PagliucaLead Counselor / Social Work Provisional InternMasters and Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She is certified in trauma therapy; Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Trauma Focused (CBT-TF). She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). In the past, Jennifer worked with primarily adults in the military for 12 years, where 8 years were spent treating substance abuse. Jennifer has experience working with people struggling with domestic violence, human trafficking, and homelessness in Clark County. She is CPR, First Aid, and Pro-Act Certified.
- Scott Decker, MADirector of EducationScott Decker received his Master’s degree in Special Education from National University. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Scott has spent his entire career working with youth, young adults, and their families. He was a teacher for 4 years, moved into school administration as a Vice Principal and later into the role of Director of Education. Additionally, Scott is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in education. Scott currently works as the Director of Education where he oversees the academic programs at all Destinations for Teens locations. His goal is to implement and create an academic program that is therapeutic and nurturing. He is dedicated to being a resource for both clients and their families. Scott is committed to serving diverse populations and the challenges our youth, young adults and families face. Scott is an avid cook and he likes to spend time with his two sons, play his guitar, go to concerts and shows, and travel/explore Southern California.