In-Home Family Therapy

iStock_000005346768MediumW e understand that it is often difficult to find time in a busy schedule to attend appointments for family therapy sessions. Family engagement in the treatment and recovery process, however, is critical for success. Finding ways to appropriately support your teen through their process, as well as having access to support in dealing with the stress and challenges that substance abuse presents can be the difference between success and family. For these reasons BtS offers In-Home Family Therapy to equip families with the tools they need to recover from the challenges brought on by substance abuse. Working with our Family Counselor in the home will enable you to find times that are convenient for you and will show your teenager that you are as committed to their recovery as you expect them to be. Families find healing together through this program and leave stronger and more able to cope with relapse triggers as well as everyday life demands.

Treatment Outcomes Are Improved When Families Are Engaged

There are many studies that have examined the outcomes for adolescents receiving treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. These studies typically compare a control group of teens who receive evidence-based methods of care, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, against a variable group of teens receiving the same treatment with the addition of Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MFDT), which engages the youth and family in therapy sessions. Universally, teens who received the additional support of MDFT as a component of their treatment sustained better outcomes up to 1 year after treatment. (citation)

Our In-Home Family Therapy is available to St. Louis County residents and is funded by the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund. If you are in need of treatment for your teen, we urge you to contact us to find out about our flexible treatment options at 636.224.1300.



  1. Family Therapy
  2. Recovery skill training
  3. Illness management
  4. Individual motivational and supportive therapy
  5. Life skills training
  6. Psychiatric services
  7. Comprehensive assessment of needs, strengths, and supports
  8. Cognitive Behavioral

  • Increase access to and retention in substance abuse treatment
  • Decrease the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Increase positive relationships with family
  • Increase participation in pro-social activities
  • Decrease criminal justice involvement
  • Develop and/or complete educational goals
  • Increase positive relationships with peers
  • Provide information about effective parenting

In-home family therapy is a highly individualized approach to treatment that includes:

  • Long-term engagement with no time limits on services
  • A unique combination of community and office based services
  • Contact with the consumer and family each week
  • Emergency crisis availability
  • Proactive engagement of youth vs. expecting them to show up at offices
  • Family involvement in the recovery process
  • Engagement with youth prior to discharge from facilities
  • Access to a wide range of services for a wide range of needs