How, Who, Why Kinetic

How We Help

We are mission control for your loved one’s distressing situation. We’ll help you plot a course to an appropriate, proven therapeutic destination and, while they’re on their journey, we’ll be a discerning set of eyes and ears, reading the radar and attentively communicating between all the involved parties. When it’s time to guide them back, we’ll work with you to coordinate an aftercare plan, providing them with a safe landing, and allowing them to bring their therapeutic discoveries home. 

Hey, “Commander,” cool metaphor, but what does this typically look like? 

  • First, we listen attentively as you communicate your loved one’s predicament.  
  • Second, we put together a short-list of vetted out-of-home treatment options that meet your loved one’s specific needs. 
  • Third, we help you select the right treatment option by: giving you a balanced insider assessment of what each program has to offer, setting up phone calls with programs, and ultimately helping you arrange tours of the programs you think might best fit.
  • Fourth, while your loved one is in treatment, we communicate with you, the treatment program’s therapists, and your loved one. As we watch over the process, we apply our clinical expertise to read the landscape, forecasting and talking you through any emotional turbulence you or your loved one may experience.
  • Fifth, we help you through the process of selecting a vetted next step or putting together an aftercare plan with the appropriate structure and variables to help maintain progress when your loved one is ready to transition home.
  • Sixth, we maintain a connection with your family to make sure things continue moving in a healthy direction.

Who We Help

We guide care-givers through the process of aligning their preadolescent, adolescent, or young-adult, with an out-of-home therapeutic environment, or school, tailored to their needs. We specialize in placing preadolescents/adolescents, ages 10-17, and young adults, ages 18-24. We also help guide adults seeking treatment for themselves. Some of the common issues our clients experience are:

 (And please, if you don’t see your loved one represented below, don’t hesitate to call. Our clinical experience is extensive.)

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Substance use/addiction
  • Process addiction 
  • Trauma
  • Attachment and adoption issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Executive functioning differences
  • Problematic technology use
  • OCD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum  
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorder
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Risky behaviors 
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide attempts/gestures
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Problematic sexual behaviors
  • School avoidance
  • Learning differences
  • Parent child conflict
  • Failure to launch

Why We Help

There’s an adage, “human beings have a tendency to compare their insides to other people’s outsides.” We think this is especially true in the hyper-connected, modern era of social media. When our lives get messy we don’t feel “#blessed” to be granted a front row seat to the best, posed, moments of every Tom, Dick, and Henrietta we’ve ever met. In a world that can sometimes feel like a series of tan, smiling, barefoot families, in color coordinated outfits, strolling on a beach at sunset—we want you to know the truth about us. 

Yes, we are professionals, and we present well. We have educations, training, experience, and credentials. We have (we think) a beautiful website, and we show up to do this job—composed and clear-eyed—with our clothes ironed and our hair, and teeth brushed. Heck, in certain light, from some angles, we’re even photogenic. But, like you, we have struggled, and we will struggle.

In our personal lives, we’ve been through major life challenges: trauma, anxiety, depression, learning differences, bullying, failure, disappointment, heartbreak, divorce, surgeries, health scares, addiction, grief, and plenty more. We have seen our lives come apart, and when they did, we hired intelligent, compassionate, professionals to help us put them back together. So, when we have the privilege to hear about and help with a family’s struggles, we do so from a place of non-judgement and understanding. 

We love to help families heal. We help in the way our lives, educations, and careers, have determined we should. We do it because we’re good at it, it makes us feel good, and because we’ve been helped.