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How Does Teen Therapy at Oxbow Prepare Boys for Life?

Therapy at Oxbow Academy is more than just sitting in an office talking. We use everyday activities and special recreational opportunities as teaching moments to help the boys better understand themselves and their world. Recently, our students had the...
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What Therapy Looks Like

Experiential therapy is a key part of treatment at Oxbow Academy. This approach doesn’t look or feel like traditional therapy. It’s hands-on and in the moment. Recently, Residential Director Bill Pollock and Equine Director Tony North took...
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One Parent’s Journey to Healing: Helping a Teen with Sexual Behavior Problems

As a parent, nothing can prepare you for the pain and anguish that comes with making the decision to send your child to a residential treatment facility.  When I first said goodbye to my son, I felt as if the entire world had caved in around me.  I...
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Troubled Teen Learns to Recognize and Express Difficult Emotions

In a recent family therapy session, the parents of one of the clients with whom I work commented on how quickly their son was able to recognize and express the emotions that he was feeling while working on his therapy assignment.  This may not appear...
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When Sexual Abuse Happens at Home

The “Smith” family shares their story of brothers who were victims and how they found help. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Smith-Family1.mp3|titles=SmithFamily]
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Healing Our Family at Oxbow Academy

“John” and “Carol” could not believe the allegations from their son’s summer camp. But if they were true, what should they do to help their son? Hear their family’s story. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/Healing-Our-Family-at-Oxbow-Academy.mp3|titles=Healing]
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Getting Help for Sexual Addictions: Lessons from Doug

Doug, an Oxbow graduate, talks about the behaviors that led him to treatment at Oxbow Academy. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/doug2.mp3|titles=doug]
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Finding the Right Program for Teen Sex Help

Leslie and Jerry struggled for month’s to find the best program for their son’s therapeutic needs. They talk about their mistakes and how they knew when they finally found the right help. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Leslie21.mp3|titles=Leslie2]
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No Student is “Too Dumb” for Learning and Succeeding at Oxbow

When I started working with Chase he let me know up front that he was dumb and wasn’t planning on graduating from high school.  He wasn’t being defiant or belligerent……just stating the facts as he saw them.  I worked on English and History for...
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Just Enough Pressure for Troubled Teens to Find Success

Just Enough Pressure for Troubled Teens to Find Success. I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine the other day, when he shared with me a story about something he had witnessed at one of our sister programs. It was a story that I instantly...
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