Each intensive stay includes an in-depth proprietary clinical assessment which examines mental, physical and digital health.
What Our Families are Saying
Before ReStart, I was despondent and hopeless. I knew something was horribly wrong and scoured the internet for help. After speaking with countless therapists, psychologists, therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness programs, outward bound programs, and treatment centers I was even more confused because none of these places felt right for my son. We even looked into a home invention program but nothing seemed right for our situation. My son who was 16 at the time was not a bad kid. He was just hopelessly addicted to gaming and sliding away every day into a black hole of not caring about school, friends, or family. Taking away wifi was impossible and the escalating anger and aggression were frightening to watch in my son who had been a sweet, easy-going loving child. I felt I had lost my son and felt his future was bleak. After months of conversations with ReStart, I kept coming back to them. Through countless conversations, I felt like they understood my son and he could get help in a place that was kind, positive and nurturing with other boys struggling with the same issues. It was not easy but we were able to get my son there through the help of a wonderful interventionist. It was one of the most difficult things in the world to do but I knew in my heart it was the right option.
After my son came home it took some adjustment after ReStart, but he is still doing great a year and a half later. He is a senior in high school and after almost failing out of school his Sophmore year before ReStart, I can say that he has turned things around. He went from mostly C’s, D’s and F’s before ReStart to almost all A’s. So far this year he has been accepted to 6 out of 6 colleges he has applied to and wants to pursue a major in Computer Science. He has even been offered substantial scholarships! He still has a few more schools to hear from before he makes a decision on where he will attend college next fall but we are thrilled at his accomplishments! At his last IEP meeting at school, the teachers and his case manager had amazing things to say about his growth and progress at school. He is a completely different kid! It’s been amazing to experience his growth and I certainly give ReStart credit for making where he is now even a possibility. I feel like he learned the tools from ReStart that will help him the rest of his life. For that, I am forever grateful!