The Process

At One Oak, we provide the professional support and guidance necessary for you to make the right educational and therapeutic decisions to best impact your child’s future.

To accomplish this, we take you through a five-phase process of Assessment, Planning, Placement, Support, and Transition

The Five Steps


Starting with an in-person or telephone interview with you, the parent(s), we will begin the process of constructing a comprehensive understanding of your child’s situation.  We will review all pertinent materials—school reports, IEP, treatment notes, testing—and will speak with other involved professionals as appropriate to gain an in-depth understanding of your child’s needs.


Once we have an understanding of your family’s unique circumstances and story, we’re ready to create a broad-strokes treatment plan so that you can see the road ahead more clearly. Treatment planning may consist of a single placement or a series of placements, depending upon your child’s needs, and will take you from intervention all the way through aftercare.


There are hundreds of school and program options, the best of which have a specific clinical specialty and client sweet spot. These programs may be short term or long term, community based or residential. Some programs take place in an urban setting and others in the wilderness. We make customized placement recommendations based on a program’s fit for your child. Our goal is to make the treatment experience as positive, impactful, and efficient as possible.


Once your child is placed, we stay involved as your treatment coach and advocate. We will be in regular communication with the treatment team and with you, and can arrange to visit your child in treatment as necessary to assess progress and consult with program staff. As you encounter questions or concerns, we will be there to help you navigate and to represent your concerns to program staff, ensuring that you get the best treatment and service possible.


Even after a successful treatment experience, the journey is not over. Post-treatment transitions can be challenging and may require additional services, such as home or community-based aftercare, college or vocational program placement, sober-living situations, mentoring, etc. By starting these conversations at the beginning of treatment we’ll be better prepared for a smooth, successful transition once that time comes. We’ll help you plan and execute the best transition plan possible so that changes made in treatment last.