I feel it absolutely necessary to write a review for BNI so I can help parents looking for help for their kid find the right place for them. This. Is. It.
My son was out of control. He was extremely depressed, smoking “wax”, drinking, throwing tantrums, and failing at school. We tried counseling and therapy but it was having virtually no impact.
I found BNI online and called. We liked the sound of it and wanted to see for ourselves so we came in for a tour. I was very impressed by location, the warmth and comfort of the house, and the accommodations (the chef was cooking something in the kitchen and it smelled amazing too)
More importantly we got to speak with Dr. A and he really impressed me as a man who knew his stuff – a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with kids just like ours.
The treatment our son received at BNI was beyond what I had hoped for. His primary therapist was able to develop a rapport with him I hadn’t seen with any other therapists. And she kept us in the loop, always graciously calling my wife and I and answering our phone calls. The family therapy was so key, it was difficult at first but I think we ended up making some real headway in understanding our son. He actually opened up to us for the first time in a long loooonnngggg time.
Dr. O was his psychiatrist and he was just as good and knowledgeable as Dr. A. He found the right balance of medication for my son – so many doctors before had tried so many different things and we had nearly lost hope in the profession! Dr. O was spectacular, he really came through, and he explained everything so well to us, it really put us at ease throughout this process.
Since he’s been home, we got our son into the aftercare program BNI recommended. He’s been doing great. Applying himself at school again, staying out of trouble, and our home life is much mmmuuucccchhhh more peaceful. Most importantly, we have peace of mind now, something we haven’t had in a long time.
Again, I must reiterate: if your kid needs help, this is the place to go.