Treatment Methodology

We treat each adolescent individually, addressing deep-rooted trauma and restoring a sense of safety, trust and power

Our Treatment

We help young adults recover from their individual trauma physically and mentally. By discovering and acting upon their own version of justice, they can begin moving forward. 

1 of its kind brain trauma unit

120+ dedicated
full-time staff

24/7 treatment around the clock

Our Process

Holistic Evaluation

While other organizations focus mostly on changing the behavior of adolescents, we focus on identifying trauma teens have endured in order to create new behavioral patterns.






Six Boxes© Methodology

There is one word that has transformed Third Way Center’s approach to treating traumatized youth: Encephalopathy. 

A revelation was made after discovering that a large number of youth in our care are unable to respond to various treatment methods because trauma changes the brain, often causing physical damage. In order to begin the emotional healing process, the brain must heal first. 

Despite many years of skepticism, it is now widely accepted in the medical community that similar to other organs, the brain is capable of healing and recovering damaged cells. Through practices such as meditation, sound therapy, word puzzles, yoga, learning to play instruments and to speak foreign languages – combined with medication – once unimaginable growth and healing is now possible.

Our Encephalopathy Unit is the only known treatment center of its kind in the United States, taking advantage of the latest scientific evidence available to give our youth renewed truth and hope for the future.

Six Boxes Methodology: Breakdown

Our trademarked approach offers teens the opportunity to reconcile their past so they can build better futures for themselves and their families.


1. Identify Bad Behaviors

Bad behaviors are generally a symptom of something that has gone wrong

2. Identify Underlying Feelings

Underlying feelings (sadness, anger, frustration, embarrassment, etc.) fuel behavior

3. Identify Trauma

Unresolved issues and experiences (abuse, neglect, loss, mental illness, brain injury)

4. Justice

Individualized process which requires DOING something about the trauma

5. Identify New Feelings

New feelings emerge from the process of obtaining justice

6. Identify New Behaviors

As a result, behaviors change