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

Jonathan Buttrey, LCMHC

Jonathan Buttrey, LCMHC, is a skillful therapist with 10 years of clinical experience. He has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, group homes, acute psychiatric behavioral health, and residential treatment with adolescents, adults, and families. Jonathan is a versatile therapist who has helped treat clients suffering from a wide range of mental health disorders, trauma, organic neurological deficits and interpersonal chaos.

Jonathan’s own experiences growing up have influenced him greatly and shaped his desire to pursue a healing profession. “I knew I wanted to be a therapist working with kids/teens as early as high school and I am living out my dream here at Youth Care since 2015.”

As an emotion focused therapist Jonathan believes in doing “the deep emotional work” that promotes lasting change. “I help people understand and express their emotions.” He also utilizes DBT, CBT, expressive art and experiential therapies in his work with youth and families. Jonathan is known as a collaborative and supportive colleague who “helps his clients dig deeper emotionally and go places they may not otherwise go.”

Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at New Mexico State University. He went on to graduate school, earning a master’s degree in counseling from Northern Arizona University. In addition to having been trained in multiple theories and interventions, Jonathan strives for “excellence in documentation” and is an ardent advocate for his clients with various funding sources.

When Jonathan is not working, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, five children (four daughters and a son), and extended family members. His faith is an important part of his life, which helps drive his commitment to serving others. Hobbies include driving his truck, hunting big game, camping, playing just about any sport, and watching movies.

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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.