Why Choose Us

Get life-changing help for your child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral issues, today. Youth Care Treatment Center and school has helped teens in crisis for 30 years. Youth Care is proud to serve youth all over the United States.


At Youth Care, we place great emphasis on providing clinically excellent treatment within an environment that promotes long-term healing.

Our teams of committed and devoted staff members are determined to change the lives of adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18. By providing an effective combination of understanding, kindness, structure, and research-supported clinical services, we are uniquely prepared to meet the needs of adolescents who are grappling with the conditions listed below:

Mood disorders:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

Behavioral disorders:

  • Suicidal ideation
  • ADHD
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • PTSD
  • Reactive attachment disorder (RAD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional defiance disorder (ODD)

Substance abuse:

  • Synthetic marijuana
  • Alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Heroin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana

Exceptional Staff

At Youth Care, every member of our professional team has made it their mission to improve upon the lives of each adolescent who they treat. Our multidisciplinary team includes the following individuals:

  • Therapists
  • Substance abuse counselors
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Residential coaches
  • Pet therapist
  • Recreational therapist
  • Music therapist
  • Teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Therapists who specialize in issues such as gender identity, autism spectrum, and behavioral issues

Comprehensive Programming

With the knowledge that each adolescent who is entrusted into our care has his or her own specific treatment needs, concerns, strengths, and skills, we at Youth Care feel strongly that all treatment plans should be personalized so that all adolescents are supplied with a fully comprehensive treatment approach.

To best determine the most appropriate course of care for each adolescent, we conduct detailed evaluations to identify his or her specific concerns and treatment needs. These evaluations are also essential elements in the effort to determine which level of care will most effectively help the adolescent to achieve his or her treatment goals.

We provide the following levels of care at Youth Care:

  • Residential treatment
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Day treatment
  • Continuing care

Unique Therapies

At Youth Care we offer a multitude of specialized therapeutic interventions that have been specifically designed and customized to be most beneficial to adolescents. Depending on the needs of the adolescent, he or she will be able to access the services listed below:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Expressive therapy
  • Medication management
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-focused therapy (including Sand Tray, Brain Spotting, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR))

If your adolescent is grappling with a condition that is severely impacting his or her life and/or wellbeing, please reach out to one of our compassionate and understanding admissions counselors. The individual with whom you speak can answer all of your questions and provide you with the information that you need in order to get the best care for your loved one.

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

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.