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The rate of substance abuse, tech addiction, depression, 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.

Common issues we treat include:

Anxiety, ADHD and ADD, Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Trauma-Related Disorders, Self-harm, Addictions, Emerging Personalities, Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, 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 trust and a sense of safety in their environment. When teens at Shelterwood recognize they are loved and surrounded by a team of adults committed to their success, they can begin their journey toward wholeness and health. Through life-on-life daily interactions, teens begin to identify new ways of thinking and operating. With this new mindset, teens can find their footing so they can stand firm in the truth of who they were created to be.

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Our Modalities

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

"Based on the improvements we've seen in our teens' focus, behavior and academics, we've chosen to make Brain Balance available to all Shelterwood families."

Jim Marvine, CEO

Shelterwood is the only residential treatment center to offer and facilitate the Brain Balance Program® on site. This cognitive training program strengthens and improves the areas of your teen’s brain involved with cognition, regulating mood and emotions, and overall well-being

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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.