New Directions for Young Adults
Years in business
- 7 Years
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Expressive Art Therapy
- Family Based Treatment
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment)
- Transitional housing or halfway house
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Abuse
- Drug Addiction
- Intervention center
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse
4.0 1 month ago
A very solid program. I've been through this program numerous times and this time around it has been very helpful for me. The therapists are all really good. They really do care. They're legitimately there for you whenever you need them at any hour of the night if need be. The other stuff like job search and academics has helped me as well. I secured an internship with them which is in the process of turning into a full time job and have just earned a college degree. I now see them in a pure outpatient context and its actually working out better this way. The only cons are that some of the mentors are just ok. Some really don't care, but most do and are actually pretty cool. And the psychiatrist pushes unnecessary medication that have some really really unpleasant side effects. But for the most part new directions is a very good place to go if u want to improve your life as long as you are serious.
5.0 1 year ago
In light of a few fraudulent reviews I’ve recently read concerning Dr. Rubin and New Directions for Young Adults, Inc, I find myself compelled to speak out on behalf of the program and its founder. Dr. Rubin and I have been friends for over twenty years; starting out as co-workers in the investment banking field in the early nineties. When I say people could not be more wrong to infer that “he’s only concerned with making money,” it’s not because I’m trying to cover for a colleague (which, let’s face it, is natural to do), but because his professional history is a testament to his objective. Which is to help others. As I noted, Dr. Rubin and I met at an investment bank; and while I “followed the money,” like the majority of bankers interested in acquiring incomes that far-exceed those of blue-collar workers, (all while keeping their fingernails clean), Mr. Rubin opted to go back to school and get his PHD in clinical psychology. Now being from a middle-class family, with three older sisters, Dr. Rubin wasn’t able to draw on a trust fund to put himself through Grad school. He worked odd jobs (bartending, waiting tables, teaching tennis to senior citizens) to finance his advanced education and keep a roof over his head while directing his major focus on the grueling curriculum he had to undertake, for what seemed like endless years, in order to get licensed. Had he been motivated by money, it would have been infinitely easier for him to just ride the cash-cow, gravy-train of Wall Street to the holy grail of opulent net worth; instead of spending his evenings taking dinner orders after a full day of classes, then going back to his cramped, one-room apartment and studying to the wee hours of the morning. Yes, he could have done what many “masters of the universes” did: Stayed in the industry, gotten rich, and spent his money on over-priced boats and high-end automobiles. Of course I embellish (slightly), but only to get my point across. No one leaves the fast-track to riches in order to struggle the way Dr. Rubin did to get his PHD, unless they are driven by an ulterior motive. His motive was to help people. So to those acid-tongued reviewers claiming money is his motivation, his history would seem to indicate otherwise. As for the program Dr. Rubin created: New Directions for Young Adults; about to complete its tenth year in business, its longevity alone speaks wonders about the purity of its objective. The program is meant to assist young adults acclimate to society. It is not a boarding school, or correctional institution, where parents send their out-of-control adolescents because they can’t deal with them anymore. True, students attend the program mainly at their parent’s request, but it is only a request. The students visit the facilities, meet the staff, and ultimately decide to attend the program of their own volition. Although I’m sure there are an abundance of case-studies that support this theory, it doesn’t take a psychology degree to concur that persons who voluntarily enter help programs tend to do better than those who are forced to. Now, can New Directions guarantee total satisfaction for everyone who walks through its doors? Of course not. Any program that does is lying, and one would do well to avoid it at all costs. But what New Directions does guarantee, is that everyone who enters the program will receive the utmost effort and dedication of its staff (from their licensed clinicians, to their “big-brother” type mentors), to help them leave the program better prepared to face the world than when they entered it. And in a nutshell, isn’t that the objective of every program designed to help people?
5.0 2 years ago
Great staff! I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Kellen and Dr. Remek and all the staff, They are amazing caring and professional and our family and son luv the center. Dr. Kellen has helped our young son deal with issues common with kids on the spectrum and has helped us understand how to make positive change. Dr. Kellen is Professional, caring and funny and is able to get through walls my son had put up in order to help him by making therapy a fun and positive experience. Through their therapy my son feels cared about and empowered to overcome fears and anxieties even overcoming a textural eating disorder that we have struggled with his whole life. We feel blessed to have found this center . With the help he has received, Dr. Kellen has already turned our sons life around and made unimaginable positive changes and we have only begun to utilize the help and guidance from this center.
5.0 3 years ago
As a parent of a young adult in the New Directions program, I simply want to say how completely satisfied I am with the program of New Directions for Young adults. Most of the young adults that are at ND are incredibly difficult to deal with. They have multiple issues and the staff is very adept at dealing with them, particularly the clinical directors. Absolutely every phone call I have made has been responded to and every question answered. Success for this type of program has many measures. I measure success as the ability of my young man to live independently and increase his decision making skill to where he will be able to support himself. I am confident that with the direction of Dr.s Rubin, Kellen and Harris and other staff, that this will happen. They have provided consistent and structured behavior management while offering my son the independence he so desires.
5.0 3 years ago
I have been employed at New Directions for 4 years now and it has been such a wonderful learning & growing experience. New Directions truly cares about both its clients and employees, with good wages and benefits and a clean, comfortable work environment. Our managers are very helpful and are always helping to ensure that we meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. Employees are also encouraged to engage and learn about our students: where they come from, who they are, what their goals and hobbies are and so on. We never want to be considered a “facility”, we prefer the idea of being a family; Some of the doctors prefer a first name basis with the clients and staff to keep a more relaxed feel. Everyone does a little bit of everything, which keeps with the family-like feel of our company, creating unity. Someone is always willing to lend a hand whether it is providing assistance with an office deadline, or to drive a client to the dentist with a bad toothache. The program also offers training and continuing education courses in various psychologies and the behavioral science field, so growth is very much encouraged. Weekly meeting are held to keep staff informed of everything going on, so no one is ever out of the loop or confused. Our doors are always open for our clients and we always have at least two people on call for any emergencies; Nobody is ever truly alone, someone is always just a phone call away. All in all, I have never seen so many people go above and beyond in a company, doing what is necessary to get the job done. I have loved my time here at New Directions and look forward to another 4 years.
5.0 4 years ago
New Directions is a very helpful place that has helped me stabilize my life. They have smart, kind and patient employees. They helped me discover why i had "issues" and help me become a more productive member of society. The 7 months I spent here was a very good learning experience for me, not just by helping me learn about myself, but also by helping me get back into school and helping me get an internship in a field of work that I love. I give New Directions for Young Adults two big thumbs up and recommend that anyone looking for a place that will help you grow as a productive person to go and talk to them.