Embark at the Poconos saved my daughter's life. After months and months of other programs (inpatient stays, PHP's, IOP, outpatient therapy...), with several ER visits and two attempts to take her own life, the team in the Poconos was able to reach into her heart and mind, past all the darkness and fear and lies she was telling herself to get her to see a sliver of the light and realize she WAS loved and WAS lovable. Her Dad and I and many other therapists tried to tell her and show her these things, but the combination of the house environment (the structure), the team members and the approach at Embark was what she needed to feel safe enough to open up. And when those flood gates opened, we all went on a ride to dark places but we needed to, and she was in a safe place to do so, mentally and physically. At the house, there were strict rules about sleep times, daily hygiene, chores, meal times, phone calls home, healthy food options, and school time, on top of the individual and family therapy. Therapy will look different for every child and family, but know that the staff is highly trained, approachable, compassionate, and will enforce a safe environment for all during sessions. outings were a fun way to reward the girls for their hard work. Medications were handled by a wonderful medical staff in a safe and consistent manner. Meals were prepared by an in-house chef. Life coaches monitored and supervised for everyone's safety. Expectations were clearly set upon arrival and consequences were upheld as needed. In addition to the Embark team counseling your child, they bring the family into therapy. Even after your child leaves the house, you have contact with the team and they do all they can to smoothly transition you into your next treatment program, whatever that may be. As past or current parents of children at Embark, we also get to meet virtually twice each month for a Parent Support Group. There is a community of families being beaten down by mental illness right now in our world, and most of the members are in hiding, ashamed and with no idea how to get help. THIS is one way to get help for your child and your family. You are not alone, you are loved, your are worthy, and IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT. Take that step. Trust. Heal. My full review is at the embark white haven facebook page.