February 6, 2017
Kristi’s daughter Haley recently completed a two-month inpatient treatment program for mental health issues. She says she was surprised when she learned that she was coming home after two months and not going to another facility.
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“I guess my expectations were that she would have been there longer getting more treatment, and that there would have been an aftercare plan set up when she was discharged, and that there was going to be family counseling when she was there,” Kristi tells Dr. Phil.
After Dr. Phil explains to Kristi that some of her behaviors were reportedly noncompliant with the treatment center, one of the directors explains to Kristi how her relationship with Haley affected Haley’s treatment and aftercare program.
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“I think Haley did very well with us, but there was still a lot of family discord and chaos, and a lot of interaction between you two that was very toxic,” Dr. Deena Manion, Clinical Director Creative Care Calabasas, tells Kristi. “And I think the therapist was kind of trying to contain the whole family by allowing her to settle down and giving you some education. That was really the family therapy.”