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Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Empowering Families, Transforming Lives

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) offers intensive, family-centered treatment for youth with serious behavioral problems. By addressing the influences of family, school, and community, MST promotes sustainable, positive change.

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Berger M.A., LPC, NC Get to Know Me


Brandon M.C., LPC Get to Know Me


Joseph M.S., LPC Get to Know Me


Olivas M.A., LPCC, MFTC Get to Know Me


Reed M.S.W., LCSW Get to Know Me


Spanbauer MA, NCC, LPCC Get to Know Me


Bullard MA, LPCC Get to Know Me


Roche M.S., NCC, LPCC Get to Know Me


Navarrete M.S.W., SWC, CCTP Get to Know Me


Cash M.S.W., LCSW Get to Know Me

Dr. Bruce

Rumsey Ph.D., LPC Get to Know Me


Smiertelny M.S.W., SWC Get to Know Me


Edwards M.S.W., SWC Get to Know Me


Norr M.A., LPCC Get to Know Me


Lester M.A., NCC, LPCC Get to Know Me


Milne M.S.W., LSW Get to Know Me

Mary Kelly

Cook M.S., MFTC Get to Know Me


Rumsey M.S., LPCC Get to Know Me


Smith M.S., LPCC, ATR-BC Get to Know Me


Lopez M.S., M.Eds., LPCC Get to Know Me


Martinez M.A., CRC, LPCC Get to Know Me


Kucera M.A., LPCC Get to Know Me


Shapira-Simchi M.S.W., LSW Get to Know Me


McInerney M.S., LPCC Get to Know Me


Linder M.S., LPCC Get to Know Me


Olaniyi M.S.W., SWC Get to Know Me


Reimnitz M.A., M.A.C., Psy.D., PSYC Get to Know Me

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Empowering Families, Transforming Lives

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) offers intensive, family-centered treatment for youth with serious behavioral problems. By addressing the influences of family, school, and community, MST promotes sustainable, positive change.

Real Solutions, Lasting Change

At our practice, we specialize in delivering effective Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to youth struggling with severe behavioral issues. Our approach is uniquely characterized by faster appointment setting—ensuring you can schedule a session within 48 hours, often the same day. This swift response is crucial for addressing urgent needs and fostering timely intervention.

Our team comprises better-trained counseling professionals dedicated to providing top-notch care. We believe in taking great care of our counselors so they can take exceptional care of you and your family. Our no-nonsense approach means we are straightforward, focused, and committed to your healing and growth. Our counselors are here to help you navigate the complexities of your child's behavioral challenges, offering genuine support and guidance.

Accountability is a cornerstone of our Multisystemic Therapy (MST) services. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, striving to be the best for you and your family. Our MST program is comprehensive and community-based, addressing the various systems influencing your child's behavior, including family, school, and peers.

Take the first step towards positive change. Contact us today to schedule your Multisystemic Therapy (MST) appointment and experience the benefits of our dedicated, professional, and compassionate care. We're here to support your family every step of the way.

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If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or someone you know, reaching out to the experts at Foundations can be a convenient and effective way to start addressing these challenges. The team at Foundations is ready to guide you through your journey toward healing and personal growth. Taking that first step to seek help can lead to significant positive changes in your life.

Chronic Behavioral Problems

Persistent patterns of disruptive or oppositional behavior at home, school, or in the community, such as defiance, aggression, or rule-breaking, may indicate a need for MST.

Substance Abuse

Adolescents regularly using or abusing drugs or alcohol, impacting their daily functioning and relationships, could benefit from MST's comprehensive, family-centered approach.

Frequent Conflicts with Family

Constant arguments, physical altercations, or significant communication breakdowns within the family can signal the need for intervention through MST to improve family dynamics.

School Refusal or Truancy

Consistent reluctance to attend school, chronic absenteeism, or a significant drop in academic performance may necessitate MST to address underlying issues and improve school engagement.

Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System

Youth with repeated interactions with law enforcement, including arrests or probation, may require MST to address the root causes of their delinquent behavior and reduce recidivism.

Peer Relationship Issues

Difficulties in forming and maintaining healthy peer relationships, including association with negative peer groups or involvement in gang activities, may be addressed effectively through MST.

Emotional Dysregulation

Adolescents exhibiting extreme mood swings, intense anger, or an inability to manage emotions may benefit from MST to develop better coping mechanisms and emotional regulation skills.

Self-Harm or Suicidal Behavior

Any indication of self-injury, suicidal ideation, or suicide attempts is a critical sign that intensive support through MST may be necessary to ensure the youth's safety and mental well-being.

Running Away from Home

Frequent instances of running away or threats to run away indicate a breakdown in family communication and stability, making MST an appropriate intervention to restore family cohesion.

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Answers to Common Questions

What is Multisystemic Therapy (MST)?

MST is an intensive, family- and community-based treatment program designed for adolescents with serious behavioral problems, addressing the various systems that influence their behavior, such as family, school, peers, and community.

Who is MST for?

MST is specifically designed for youth aged 12-17 who exhibit chronic or severe behavioral issues, such as delinquency, substance abuse, violent behavior, and school-related problems.

How does MST work?

MST works by providing individualized, evidence-based interventions in the youth's natural environment. Therapists collaborate with families, schools, and other community resources to create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of the youth.

What are the costs associated with counseling or therapy sessions at Foundations?

At Foundations, each counseling or therapy session costs $200, or you can opt for a double session at $360. We also provide additional savings through our Healing Journey Packages, which are prepaid sessions available in bundles of 5, 10, 15, or 20, offering discounts that increase with the number of sessions purchased.

Does Foundations accept Insurance?

Foundations will provide any necessary documentation for you to submit for reimbursement with your insurance company. This approach ensures greater privacy, avoids mandatory diagnoses, offers more therapist choices, and promotes tailored session lengths, facilitating a personalized therapeutic experience without external constraints or documentation shared with insurance companies.

What if I need to reschedule my counseling session?

There is no charge for any session cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.

Are you available in the evenings or on weekends?

Foundations offers flexible early morning, daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments. Please contact us at 970-227-2770 to arrange a session that fits your schedule.

What are the main goals of MST?

The main goals of MST are to reduce criminal behavior, improve family functioning, enhance school performance, decrease out-of-home placements, and promote positive peer relationships and prosocial behavior.

How long does MST treatment last?

MST is a short-term, yet intensive program, typically lasting between 3 to 5 months. The exact duration depends on the specific needs and progress of the youth and their family.

How often do MST therapists meet with families?

MST therapists typically meet with families multiple times per week. The frequency and duration of sessions are tailored to the family's needs, ensuring intensive support throughout the treatment.

What makes MST different from other therapies?

MST's unique approach involves working within the youth's natural environment and addressing multiple interconnected systems, such as family, school, and peers. This holistic method ensures comprehensive and sustainable change.

Is MST evidence-based?

Yes, MST is an evidence-based therapy with a strong track record of research demonstrating its effectiveness in reducing antisocial behavior and improving outcomes for troubled youth and their families.

What role do parents and caregivers play in MST?

Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in MST. They are actively involved in the treatment process, learning strategies to manage and improve their child's behavior, and supporting their long-term success.

How is progress measured in MST?

Progress in MST is measured through regular assessments and evaluations. Therapists monitor improvements in behavior, family dynamics, school performance, and other key areas to ensure the treatment is effective.

How can I get started with MST?

To get started with MST, contact our practice to schedule an initial assessment. Our team will work with you to determine if MST is the right fit for your family and set up an appointment within 48 hours.

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We understand that the journey to emotional well-being begins with connecting you to the right counselor. That's why we proudly offer our unique Counselor Match Guarantee. We don't just pair you with any counselor; we meticulously match you with someone who aligns with your specific needs, preferences, and goals for healing and growth. If the initial pairing needs to be corrected, we encourage you to explore our diverse and experienced team until you find the perfect fit.

Your comfort and progress are paramount, so we ensure you always have a supportive and confidential environment to pursue your journey of self-discovery and healing. Choose us as your trusted partner in this transformative experience—because your well-being deserves the utmost care.

Begin your journey today and take the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow. Let us guide you to emotional wellness with our dedicated and compassionate counseling services.

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