We are always thankful for the recommendation of David. He became our family therapist, gained our trust and respect, and guided our family towards a path that felt safe and knowledgeable.

David is always positive and supports what is right for each family. You never feel as though he is pushing a decision. He truly facilitates meeting individual needs and offers invaluable resources gained through his vast experience and insight.

David offers an ongoing parent support group and a teen support group. Both are incredibly helpful in keeping the process going and in reminding us that when we continue to help each other, healing is possible.  —C. R.



Trying to navigate the world of alternative programs for our troubled teen was overwhelming. David helped us make good decisions based on his extensive knowledge of the available programs. He went out of his way to support us and our son.  —T. and J.



David’s intimate knowledge of wilderness programs and emotional growth boarding schools has helped our family tremendously.

His ability to match the individual child with the most appropriate program was key to helping us be able to focus on changing our family environment and dynamics, knowing our daughter was in a safe, nurturing environment.

Having a parent support group where we can share experiences, learn about after care options and not feel alone makes Integrated Teen Services a truly unique experience.  —T. and J. J.



I have had the privilege of working with David Heckenlively regarding my daughter’s placement in a Wilderness program and follow up care while she went on to boarding school, and now while attending group teen counseling sessions. David has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of teen behavioral issues and great insight as to which programs would best suit the individual. I commend him also for his extraordinary communication skills both with youths and parents. He has an innate ability to identify and deal with a multitude of behavioral and communication problems.  —C. C.



David paid careful attention to our particular needs and found exactly the right place for our troubled son. Now we’re back together as a happy family. Peace at last.

David’s unique approach offers a home front, mutual support group for us parents as we struggle to do what’s right for our kids. This makes the ordeal bearable, something I saw all others without David had to cope without. So glad we did not have to go it alone.  —E.H.




Solutions and Support for At-Risk Teens and Their Families
David R. Heckenlively, MS, MFT
CEO and Therapeutic Consultant