Turning Winds: A Destination For Transformative Healing

Destination For Transformative Healing

Are you seeking a transformative solution for your teen’s challenges? Turning Winds offers a unique, long-term residential treatment program for teens that fills the gaps left by conventional options. Our holistic and relational approach, guided by experts like Dr. John Gordon and CEO Owen Baisden, ensures profound and lasting change for your teen. Turning Winds […]

Unplug and Heal at Turning Winds

According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center published in March, nearly three-quarters of American teenagers say they feel happy or peaceful when they don’t have their phones with them. At the same time, the Pew researchers found that despite the well-known negative associations with smartphones, most teens are not limiting their phone […]

Daniel’s Healing Journey: Turning Winds Therapeutic Boarding School

Like many of the families we’ve helped, Daniel’s story before joining Turning Winds was fraught with challenges.  His mother, Amanda, describes their household as overwhelmed by chaos—marked by Daniel’s self-isolation and substance abuse. Despite years of therapy, Daniel had closed himself off from seeking help. A NEW HOPE: THE THERAPEUTIC BOARDING SCHOOL DIFFERENCE Amanda had […]

The Science of Gratitude: A Pathway to Teen Healing & Happiness

Adolescent Teen Therapy Session for Mental Health - Impact of Gratitude

“Gratitude really is good for you,” assured health and wellness reporter Christina Caron readers of The New York Times last year. “Giving, receiving and even witnessing gratitude can improve your well-being, especially during difficult times.” Two decades ago, psychologist Robert A. Emmons explored the benefits of gratitude in a landmark scientific study. “Dr. Emmons’s findings—which […]

Reading as Teen Therapy: The Power of a Good Book

Teen reads in bed as therapy

“I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found,” wrote the American novelist Kurt Vonnegut Jr. in his autobiographical collage Palm Sunday. “By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This, to me, […]

Teen Disruptive Behavior: 4 Months to Transformation at Turning Winds

Eighteen-year-old Ben grew up in a military family. His father Greg served in the US Army for 29 years, leading the family to move frequently. Ben’s early years in Texas were marked by teen disruptive behavior and cocky attitude,” according to his mother Laura. “He wasn’t really violent, just very obnoxious.” Overcoming Teen Disruptive Behavior […]

Let’s Start the New Year Right: Helping Teens Become Competent Goal-setters

“Goal setting and monitoring are a collaborative means of mapping and tracking a course of mutually accountable treatment,” wrote Magill, Martino, and Wampold in their 2021 study on the principles and practices of goal-setting in the treatment of substance use disorder. It’s one of the cornerstones of the services provided at Turning Winds. “We’re all […]

Teens Bridge Cultures: Transformative Service Trips in Belize with Turning Winds

Ready to give your struggling teen a life changing experience? Turning Winds organizes international teen service trips abroad for our teen clients twice a year.  These International service trip foster leadership, empathy and a global perspective.  After a transformative experience in Morocco last spring, Turning Winds set out on an impactful journey to Belize for […]

Turning Winds: A Different and Better Approach to Teen Mental Health

Changing Your Life at Turning Winds As a teenager, Kendrick was struggling with serious mental health issues. He wasn’t stable enough to stay at home and his psychiatrist recommended a long-term facility. After briefly receiving treatment at a facility in Florida, Kendrick came to Turning Winds. We offer a full continuum of care for teens […]

Christmas Shopping as Clinical Assignment

Celebrating Holidays at Turning Winds Teen Treatment Center Family holidays are important—for kids and parents. Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditional opportunities to come together once a year and enjoy a meal as a family. Mental health issues and substance misuse can seriously disrupt this tradition.  When your child needs help, such family events may need […]