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Residential Treatment

The treatment facilities on this site are perhaps not what you are envisioning  -- they are not all locked facilities nor sterile institutions -they can be home like settings or ranch/farm settings. There are many different levels of residential treatment for adolescents.

This website does not try to distinguish between therapeutic boarding school (TBS) and residential treatment centers (RTC). The reason for this is that state governments license schools and programs differently and the labels do not mirror between states; some states do not license adolescent therapeutic programs (read more here). When you are investigating options, you want to compare the facts from this website and then investigate  the nuance of a program and the level of care for the developmental level of your child and his/her psychological urgency, and the five areas below:

  1. Family: How will your family participate in the process? How are family visits done? How long does your child need away from the family system or home setting?

  1. Psychiatry: Does your child need a psychiatrist on staff or just part of the treatment team and collaborating with the program?

  1. Activities/Recreation/Milieu: When or does your child leave the campus?  What level of supervision in the unsupervised community does your teen need?  What sorts of socializing are valuable at this point?

  1. Education: Does your child need a program that has an integrated education and treatment program? Does your child need need to focus on academic credit recovery?

  1. Therapy / Group Therapy: Is there group therapy and/or individual? Does your child need more of one than the other? Does your child have the capacity for insight driven therapy or does he need experiential or (peer-supported) group models of therapy?

Making the decision to send your teen to any residential program is one of the hardest decisions a parent or guardian can make.  It is strongly encouraged that at least one family member have a formal tour of the program before deciding on a treatment facility. The main reason is while the teen is in treatment there will be positive and negative events; prior to these, you need to visit with the administrators, staff, and students and decide if you can trust the program and process.  If your family does not trust the program and the people, it will derail the process.  Another reason to visit is to gain a “feel” for the program that no website can give you.  And finally, be certain to have the “team” or professional who is working with your teen be part of the assessment of a program.

Basic Listings

Asheville, NC
Academy at Sisters
Bend, OR
Academy at Sisters
Bend, OR
Advance LA (the HELP Group)
Sherman Oaks, CA
Agape Christian School
Stockton, MO
Alpine Academy
Erda, UT
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
Belleville, ON
Ashcreek Ranch Academy
Toquerville, UT
Asheville Academy for Girls
Weaverville, NC
Auldern Academy
Siler City, NC
Avalon Hills
Logan, UT
Bayes Achievement Center (BAC)
Huntsville, TX
Benedictine School
Ridely, MD
Berkeley & Eleanor Mann Residential Treatment Center
Baltimore, MD
Boulder Creek Academy
Bonners Ferry, ID
Building Bridges
Thompson Falls, MT
Lake Ozark, MO
Cambio Academy
Winnsboro, SC
Cardinal Cushing Centers
Braintree, MA
Caron Pennsylvania
Wernersville, PA
Castlewood RTC
St. Louis, MO
Catalyst Residential Treatment
Brigham City, UT
Cedar Ridge Academy
Roosevelt, UT
Center for Change
Orem, UT
Chrysalis School
Eureka, MT
Clearview Horizon, Inc.
Sandpoint, ID
Clearview Women's Center
Los Angeles, CA
Clementine at Oliver-Pyatt Center
South Miami, FL
Columbus Girls Academy
Seale, AL
Compass Rose Academy
Wabash, IN
Compass Rose Academy
Wabash, IN
Crossroads Academy
Ogden, UT
Cumberland Heights Youth Program
Nashville, TN
Destinations to Recovery
Woodland Hills, CA
Diamond Ranch Academy
Hurricane, UT
Discovery Academy
Provo, UT
Discovery Connections
Orem, UT
Discovery Ranch for Girls
Cedar City, UT
Eagle Cove Academy
Eagleton School
Great Barrington, MA
Eating Recovery Center
Denver, CO
Echo Springs Transitional Study Center
Bonners Ferry, ID
Eden Valley RTC
Eden, UT
Elevations RTC
Syracuse, UT
Elk Mountain Academy
Clark Fork, ID
Evangelhouse Christian Academy
Saint Martinville, LA
Family Help & Wellness
Salem, OR
Family Life Center
Petaluma, CA
Fieldstone Academy
Centerfield, UT
Fire Mountain
Boulder, CO
FL Chamberlain International School
Middleborough, MA
Florida United Methodist Children's Home
Deltona, FL
Forest Heights Lodge
Evergreen, CO
Gateway Academy
Draper, UT
Gateway Freedom Ranch
Rexford, MT
Gem Academy AZ
Cave Creek, AZ
Genesee Lake School
Oconomowoc, WI
Glenholme Devereux
Washington Depot, CT
Grove School
Madison, CT
Harbor Point Behaviorial Health
Portsmouth, VA
Harbor Point Behaviorial Health
Portsmouth, VA
Havenwood Academy
Cedar City, UT
Center City, MN
Heartlight Ministries
Hallsville, TX
Heartspring School
Wichita , KS
Heartspring School
Wichita, KS
Provo, UT
Heritage Schools
Provo, UT
High Frontier
Fort Davis, TX
Atlanta, GA
In Balance Ranch Academy
Tucson, AZ
Indian Oaks Academy - Nexus
Manteno, IL
Ironwood Maine
Morrill, ME
Journey Home
Layton, UT
Kaizen Residential Treatment Center
Spanish Fork, UT
Key Housing
Los Angeles, CA
Kolob Canyon
New Harmony, UT
La Europa Academy
Murray, UT
La Hacienda
Hunt, TX
Lake House Academy
Flat Rock, NC
Lakeland Grace Academy
Lakeland, FL
Lakeland Grace Academy
Lakeland, FL
Lakemary Center
Paola, KS
Lakeview School at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center
Effingham, NH
Lava Heights Academy
Toquerville, UT
Liahona Academy
Virgin, UT
Liberty Springs
Logan, UT
Little Keswick School
Keswick, VA
Little Keswick School
Keswick, VA
Logan River Academy
Logan, UT
Maple Lake Academy
Payson, UT
Maple Lake Academy
Spanish Fork, UT
Maple Rise Academy
Logan, UT
Masters Ranch Christian Academy
Couch, MO
Meadowridge Academy
Swansea, MA
Berwyn, PA
Mirasol Recovery
Tucson, AZ
Monarch School
Heron, MT
Monarch School
Heron, MT
Montana Academy
Marion, MT
Montford Hall
Asheville, NC
Mount Pleasant Academy
Mount Pleasant, UT
Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy
Cedar City, UT
Mountain Valley Treatment Center
Pike, NH
Moving Forward Toward Independence
Napa, CA
New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center
Opelousas, LA
New England Academy
Beverly, MA
New Haven
Spanish Fork, UT
New Summit Academy Costa Rica
New Summit Academy of Costa Rica
Atenas, Costa Rica
Newport Academy (Female)
Orange, CA
Newport Academy (Male)
Orange, CA
NorthStar Academy - Day Treatment
Rockville, MD
Northwest Academy
Bonners Ferry, ID
Northwest Academy
Naples, ID
Northwest Passage - Riverside
Webster, WI
Bonners Ferry, ID
Oakley School
Oakley, UT
Oliverian School
Pike, NH
Olympus Academy
Hurricane, UT
Oxbow Academy
Wales, UT
Paradigm Malibu
Malibu, CA
Pine River Institute
Toronto, ON
Polaris Teen Center, LLC
Encino, CA
Project Patch Youth Ranch
Boise, ID
Promise Village
Davisburg, MI
Provo Canyon School
Springville , UT
Recovery Ways
Murray, UT
Red Rock Canyon School
St. George, UT
Remuda Ranch
Wickenburg, AZ
Rimrock Trails Adolescent Treatment Services (ATS)
Prineville, OR
Riverview School
East Sandwich, MA
Rushford At Stonegate
Durham, CT
Safe Harbor Maritime Academy
Jacksonville, FL
Schrom Boys Home
Bonners Ferry, ID
Schrom Boys Home
Bonners Ferry, ID
Second Chances
La Verkin, UT
Sedona Sky Academy
Montezuma, AZ
Seven Stars
Syracuse, UT
Independence, MO
Shepherd's Hill Academy
Martin, GA
Shortridge Academy
Milton, NH
Solstice East
Weaverville, NC
Solstice RTC
Layton, UT
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
Chicago, IL
Sorenson's Ranch Academy
Koosharem, UT
Spring Ridge Academy
Spring Valley, AZ
Springboard Home for Youth In Crisis
Tucson, AZ
Stetson School
Barre, MA
Stewart Home & School
Frankfort, KY
Summit Preparatory School
Kalispell, MT
Sundance Canyon Academy
Herriman, UT
Sunrise RTC
Hurricane, UT
Sustain Recovery
Irvine, CA
Sweetwater Cottonwood Tucson
Tucson, AZ
Sycamore Canyon Academy
Oracle, AZ
Synergy Youth Treatment
Cornish, UT
Talisman Semesters
Zirconia, NC
Tamarack Center
Spokane, WA
Teen Challenge of Northwest Arkansas
Morrow, AR
Telos Residential Treatment
Orem, UT
The Academy at Trails Carolina
Lake Toxaway, NC
The Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Studies (C.A.P.S.) @ Maplebrook
Amenia, NY
The Discovery Schools of Virginia
Dillwyn, VA
The Glenholme School
Washington Depot, CT
The Help Group
Valley Glen, CA
The Journey Home
Layton, UT
The Lighthouse Home
Pleasant View, UT
The New England Center for Children (NECC)
Southburgh, MA
The Pinnacle Schools / Elk River Treatment Program
Huntsville, AL
The Village
Pence, WV
Timberline Knolls
Lemont, IL
Timberline Private Care
Sandpoint, ID
Triumph Youth Services, LLC
Brigham City, UT
True North Wilderness Program
Waitsfield, VT
Turn-About Ranch
Escalante, UT
Turnabout/Stillwater Academy
South Jordan, UT
Turning Winds Academic Institute
Troy , MT
Uinta Academy
Wellsville, UT
Uinta Academy
Wellsville, UT
Valley View School
North Brookfield, MA
Varangon Academy
Norman, OK
Venture Academy
Kelowna, BC
Vero Beach Boys Ranch
Vero Beach, FL
Villa Santa Maria
Cedar Crest, NM
Vista Magna
Magna, UT
Vista Sage
Sandy, UT
Vista Teen Living (VTL)
Riverton, UT
Waterfall Canyon Academy
Ogden, UT
WayPoint Academy
Huntsville, UT
Wediko Children's Services
Windsor, NH
Bethlehem, CT
Wellspring and The Arch Bridge School
Bethlehem, CT
Wendigo Lake Expeditions
South River, ON
West Ridge Academy
West Jordan, UT
Weston Lake Academy
Louisville, AL
Wings of Faith Girls Academy
Stockton, MO
Wisdom Ranch
Arco, ID
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch
Billings, MT
Youth Care
Draper, UT