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

Maggie Fritzges, LCMHC

Maggie Fritzges, ACMHC, is an outgoing therapist who has worked as a field staff member with a wilderness program as well as in a stabilizing hospital environment, focusing on placing adolescents going through crises in an appropriate care.  These areas built a great foundation for her work at Youth Care.  Maggie enjoys working with teens living with depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders and addiction.

“Working with adolescents has been the most challenging and rewarding piece of my life. I never knew I wanted to work with this population until I took in a job in wilderness therapy. I took the job for selfish reasons, because I love the outdoors, and then quickly became fascinated with the amount of strength and resilience that I saw in each of the kids I worked with. Even more impressive was watching an initially resistant teen really start to embrace their treatment and grow as a person. Being a part of that journey is such an incredible privilege that I’m constantly humbled by. Teenagers are stronger than they realize and the moment they do is my most favorite part of the job.”

Maggie takes a collaborative approach to treatment.  She is skilled at building rapport and trust with clients, including those who are treatment resistant. She teaches and helps clients implement DBT skills while helping them to understand how they can globalize those skills to life after treatment. In addition to being a strong DBT therapist, she utilizes motivational interviewing, CBT, psych-education, and experiential interventions.

Maggie is a Virginia Tech graduate, earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology before going on to graduate school at the University of Utah. She graduated with a master’s degree in educational psychology. She is known for her ability to teach skills to her clients and infuse humor in therapy.

When not at work, Maggie loves to be outside. She enjoys hiking, camping, paddle boarding, snowboarding and having adventures with her hound dog Virginia. Maggie’s hobbies also include singing, cooking, and reading. She is a consummate Virginia Tech and Washington Redskins fan after growing up watching football with her dad on weekends. Lastly, Maggie is an eager traveler and globetrotter who recently spent a month in Southeast Asia.

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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.