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          PLAYING Why A 16-Year-Old Says She’s Not Sure Attending A Residential Program For Teens Will Make A Difference

          Why A 16-Year-Old Says She’s Not Sure Attending A Residential Program For Teens Will Make A Difference


          October 11, 2018

          Theresa claims her 16-year-old daughter, Tessa, has been arrested multiple times, assaulted family members, and is a chronic runaway.

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          Tessa says she feels hurt and abandoned by Theresa, and claims her mother always puts men before her.

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          Dr. Phil refers Tessa to Turnabout Ranch in Utah, a residential program for teens struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges, but Tessa says she’s not sure it will help.  

          Noting that she’s been to other residential programs in the past, she says, “I tried really hard, and I was just crushed. I was just thrown back into the zoo, and the same crap happened again.”

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          “But I’m sending her away too,” says Dr. Phil, who has referred Theresa to a program for adults at Onsite, aimed at helping her overcome dysfunctional patterns so she can establish a healthy relationship with her daughter. “Nobody’s ever done that before, right?” he adds.

          Watch the video above to learn whether Tessa is convinced to give the program at Turnabout Ranch a try.

          The conclusion of this two-part episode airs Thursday. Check here to find out where you can watch.

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