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Every screen is a portal to an exhilarating opportunity

They also have the potential to hijack your life. 

Imagine a world where every flicker of your screen promises an escape into realms like Fortnite Battle Royale, PUBG, and the wild frontiers of Red Dead Redemption. The lure is irresistible—virtual and augmented realities that captivate, social platforms that might crown you the next influencer, and games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that offer relentless excitement. It’s a digital playground where every moment is mesmerizing and addictive.

But what happens when this virtual paradise starts to take over your life?

This is where reSTART steps in. As the nation’s foremost authority on managing problematic screen use, we’ve guided hundreds who find themselves questioning whether it’s time for a change. At reSTART, we understand the pull of these digital worlds and the challenge of stepping back to regain control.

Our evidence-based IOP program helps teens get back on track with what matters most – life.

Frequently Asked Questions
What services will be offered Summer 2024?

reSTART offers a family focused outcome-based therapeutic IOP program in Washington for teens which provides:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic assessment upon arrival
  • Daily groups, 4-days a week covering a broad range of relevant topics related to screen use and mental wellness
  • Weekly individual sessions, with daily check-ins
  • Weekly family focused phone calls or in-person sessions
  • Weekly parent coaching and support
  • 4-12 week IOP which may be extended as indicated
  • Mentoring by young adults seeking a healthier realtionship with digital media

Note: Short-term housing is available in the surrounding area

 

How Long is the summer Intensive iop?

Each person is takes their own path to greatness. Some teens are behind in school when they arrive, others enroll to learn how to cope with feelings of depression or anxiety. Some teens  just want to get develop skills necessary to create a healthier relationship with digital media use.  Most leave doing significantly better in key areas than when they arrived.

Our summer intensive IOP runs about 4-12 weeks but fills up quickly. 

Where will i live while I attend the program?

ile we will not be offering housing this summer, this is an excellent opportunity for you and your teen to stay in the Seattle area together while your loveed one attends the IOP.

This is an excellent time for family connection and healing.

Places to stay nearby our campus:

We can help you locate suitable housing in the surrounding area.

 

 

Who is your program appropriate for?

reSTART is appropriate for teens 13-18 years of age. We have capacity for 16 teens, with rolling admissions who may be dealing with any of the following problems:

  • Unmanageable screen use
  • Family problems
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Isolation and lack of friendships
  • De-conditioned, lack of exercise
  • Poor diet, unhealthy eating
  • Strained family relationships
  • Unhealthy sleeping habits (up at night online)
  • Decline in academic performance
  • Low motivation
  • School refusal
  • Trauma related issues
  • High-functioning autism spectrum (possible virtual autism)

In order to create a strong, safe & supportive community, we are unsuited for teens with significant substance use, aggression outside the home, eloping behaviors, those who are actively suicidal, and lower funcitioning ASD teens. We are happy to provide referrals to help your child get the appropriate care needed if we are not the best fit.

How do I enroll? Is there a waitlist?

As part of the enrollment process, you’ll have a conversation by phone to discuss your specialized care needs.

Length of stay is customized to accomodate treatment needs and family budgetary constraints. 

Openings are filled on a first come first served basis, and openings occur only as people transition. Some months we carry a waitlist, in other months we do not (when we have several transition all in the same week).

Due to our small campus size, we suggest you get on the wait list as soon as possible. We’ve seen the entire campus fill up in 7 days in the past. 

What is RESTART's philosophy of change?

We see love, connection and belonging as the strongest motivator of change. We heavily emphasize group interactions because we see teens connecting, interacting and building healthy and strong relationships with each other, as well as with our talented, well-qualified staff, and their families as the key to success.

First and foremost, we help teens establish a healthy, balanced and sustainable relationship with digital media while addressing underlying issues which keep them stuck. Ultimately, we strengthen the entire family system, not just the person distracted by screen use.

What do other parents have to say?

“I am thrilled to say that [my son] has exceeded my wildest expectations. He is thriving in ways I couldn’t even imagine. He has not played any video games since he left reSTART, which has been his choice. He is so excited about learning and is involved in many clubs at school. You  not only gave me my son back, but you gave him his life back. As difficult as it was to drop him off in the midst of his screaming, crying and threats, it was by far the best decision I have ever made. More importantly, he would agree.”

N from Illinois

Mother of Teen Participant

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