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The rate of substance abuse, tech addiction, depression, eating disorders, and other mental health conditions among teens is on the rise.

Adolescent girls and boys experience anxiety and insecurities that can stem from social media, the family dynamic, pressure to succeed, challenges in authentic connections, body image issues, and underlying trauma. Read More


Teens today are facing challenges that are more complex than we have ever seen as technology keeps teens plugged in, but entirely disconnected from the true safety and significance they seek.

Common issues we treat include:

Anxiety, ADHD and ADD, Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Trauma-Related Disorders, Self-harm, Addictions, Emerging Personalities, Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder

Treated as an Individual

The Shelterwood Team approaches each teen in our care as an individual – uniquely gifted and purposed in this life. We don’t categorize kids by labels and diagnoses, but rather work to help them uncover their unique awesomeness waiting to be revealed.

Using researched-based clinical interventions and core Christian values, we help students untangle the issues they are facing in their lives and relationships. This starts by developing their trust and a feeling of safety. Teens at Shelterwood know they are loved and are surrounded by a team of adults passionate about walking them toward wholeness and health. Through life-on-life daily interactions and engagement, teens begin to identify new ways of thinking and operating. We help them find their footing so they can stand firm in the truth of who they were created to be.

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Our Approach

Licensed Therapists

Our licensed Christian therapists utilize various psychotherapy modalities depending on the individual teen’s treatment needs. These include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skill building, motivational interviewing, experiential therapy, art therapy, Safe & Sound protocol, and other therapeutic approaches.

Our Approach

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Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

Shelterwood is one of the few Faith-based Residential Treatment Centers to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation – a designation achieved by less than 2,000 behavioral health facilities nationwide.

Shelterwood academics are accredited by Cognia, a nationally recognized accrediting body. In addition, we hold the distinguished designation as a NATSAP Gold Seal Recipient for Evidence-based Outcomes, further demonstrating Shelterwood’s efficacy in producing reliable heart change to teenagers and restoration to families.

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Let today mark a fresh start for your teen and your family.