Specialized Treatment for Teens and Families

Family First Adolescent Services is an industry leader in treating teenagers. We opened our doors in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 2014 and have been providing best-in-class mental health, behavioral health and substance use treatment solutions ever since.

Founders James McManus and Ben Cecil identified a critical gap in the support available to teens struggling with complex, common, and problematic issues affecting that age group. Nowhere in our state was any treatment center providing intensive and compassionate care to teens and their families that specifically addressed the unique issues faced by an adolescent demographic.

— Our Philosophy —

We believe that teens can find long-term and sustainable healing from mental health, behavioral health, substance use or problematic gaming issues. We achieve this by providing treatment that is teen-specific, trauma-informed, that addresses the entire family, that plans for the long-term, and that is facilitated by best-in-class clinicians.

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Teen-Specific Treatment

Family First Adolescent Services believes in treating clients with innovative therapeutic approaches, we address a range of teen-specific issues, including mental health issues, anxiety, depression, early childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use, and problematic gaming.

Trauma-informed care

Everything we do at Family First Adolescent Services is underpinned by the belief that teens can find long-term and sustainable healing from mental or behavioral health issues, substance use issues and problematic gaming.

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Healing the Whole Family

Our focus isn’t limited to teens—the entire family is our client. We believe that a young person’s best chance for long-term healing happens when his entire family undergoes a shift toward deeper connection with themselves and others.

Long-Term Continuing Care

When a client and his family come to us, we approach the whole family with tailored treatment modalities specific to their needs. We look far beyond their time with us, and help families create a roadmap towards sustainable healing with ongoing continuing care support for up to a year or more after a teen completes residential treatment.

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Specialist Clinical Staff

We are able to offer a level of treatment that is second to none because of the way we cultivate our highly-skilled staff. In addition to being passionate about and devoted to helping our adolescent population, our staff are continually upgrading their skills—including becoming NARM-certified—to provide the most cutting-edge and critically effective care available to teens.

The Entire Family is Our Client

We believe in treating each family with compassion, curiosity, and presence. Drawing from different psychological perspectives such as family systems theory, attachment theory, somatic psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology, our team works with clients on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels to ensure a strong foundation for the journey ahead.

We believe that an individual’s best chance for long-term recovery happens when the entire family undergoes a shift toward deeper connection with themselves and others. ​We believe in treating each family with compassion, curiosity and presence. Drawing from different psychological perspectives such as family systems theory, attachment theory, somatic psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology, our team works with clients on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels to ensure a strong foundation for the journey ahead.

The Family First Facilities

Located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, the Family First Adolescent Services facilities are as beautiful as they are unique. We offer the ideal setting for young men to heal and reclaim their promise and potential.

What Our Clients Say

It has been an honor and a privilege to help families find sanity, stability, clarity, and calm by helping them create healthier new habits to support long-term healing. Some families have chosen to share their experience with us so that we can share it with families who are just beginning their journey.

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