Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Youth Care Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Youth Care Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Our Staff

Damon Bryan, LMFT

Damon Bryan, LMFT, is a creative and well-rounded clinician with over 15 years of experience.  He has worked in outpatient and residential settings, wilderness programs, and therapeutic boarding schools prior to joining Youth Care in 2013 Damon specializes in working with clients who have experienced trauma, those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, lower functioning clients with developmental delays, and adolescent females exhibiting borderline personality traits.

“I enjoy the energy that adolescents have, and I enjoy working with individuals in such a critical time in their development. It is enjoyable watching them try on different identities as they figure out who they are. I like residential treatment because it allows for more comprehensive care. There is inherently more information to work with as we have eyes on our clients around the clock. I also enjoy the teamwork and collaborating with other staff, therapists, etc. that is part of residential treatment.”

Damon is a systems-oriented therapist who incorporates DBT, expressive, and experiential interventions in his work with clients. He is creative and described by colleagues as “an outside of the box thinker” and a strong collaborator who is skilled at problem-solving.

After having earned his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University, Damon continued his education at the University of Rhode Island where he graduated with a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. He is trained in EMDR, DBT, and Sand Tray Therapy and has completed his AAMFT Approved Supervisor course.

Commitment and dedication to helping others heal is a family affair for the Bryans. Damon’s wife volunteers at Youth Care with one of their two dogs, who is a Certified Therapy Dog.

When not at work, Damon spends time with his wife and daughter. He is an avid outdoorsman and runner who will run “everything from a 5K to a 50K.” He also enjoys skiing and snowboarding in the winter, mountain biking in the summer, and being outdoors all year round.

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Marks of Quality Care
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

I'm very thankful for the staff at Youth Care. Our son's therapist and his other counselors were fantastic. Everyone we dealt with was caring and very professional. They challenged our son just enough and knew when and how to encourage him and to push him just the right amount. If it wasn't for Youth Care, the chances are great that our son would have overdosed or be in jail by now.

– Melissa H.