Ridge Adolescent RTC Welcomes Matthew A. Hart to New Position of Family Support Specialist
The Ridge RTC program is excited to announce the appointment of Matthew A. Hart to the newly created position of Family Support Specialist at the Ridge residential mental health treatment program for teens in Milton, NH.
In this role, Matthew will offer much-needed guidance and support to families who are navigating unknown waters with their struggling children. Partnering closely with clinical and program staff at the Ridge, Matt will serve as an important resource to parents. Parents will receive dedicated parent coaching, preparing them for the next steps in their child’s treatment, while helping families make necessary changes and adjustments within the family system.
Matthew brings over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families in a variety of therapeutic and academic settings. He has served as CEO, Headmaster, Academic Director, Program Director, Teacher, Advisor, and Residential Staff member. He has also been a part of a well-known and respected educational consulting practice in the New England area.
Prior to joining The Ridge, Matthew served as the Director of Family Support and Programming for programs in the Midwest. There he designed and implemented family support systems and coaching practices for multiple programs and assisted in staff and program development.
“We are ecstatic to have Matthew join the team,” said Executive Director Kera Miller, “and know his experience and passion for helping families is going to have such a positive impact on our Ridge families during this challenging time in their lives. Adolescent treatment is really a family-oriented process, and especially demanding on parents.”
For questions about the Ridge, please reach out to Carrie Weatherhead LCSW, Vice President of Clinical Outreach, at CW@AltiorHealthcare.com or (617) 605-5827.
About The Ridge
The Ridge is a Joint Commission-accredited residential mental health treatment program for teens, on a shared 350-acre campus with Shortridge Academy, a leading therapeutic boarding school in Milton, New Hampshire. The Ridge is the only program for teens that pairs clinical stabilization with cognitive stabilization and assessment, making it truly unique and effective. The Ridge and Shortridge Academy are part of the Altior Healthcare family of teen and young adult mental health programs from coast to coast.