While students may not actually “choose” to go to a transition program like Mosaic House, all the students who are accepted to the program must have some commitment to being in the program and continuing their therapeutic journey.  

Here are some reasons a student might benefit from transition:

  • To practice new skills in real-life experiences in order to measure her own progress and success
  • To solidify her identity as a changed person before returning to the same peer environment where the pressure to revert to old behaviors is strongest
  • To gradually allow her to experience age-appropriate challenges
  • To access daily coaching and structure while having more freedom
  • To strengthen her ability to accept guidance and boundaries from her parents
  • To guide her through expected regressions in behavior
  • To increase internal motivation and commitment to healthy behaviors