Mountain Youth Academy is a residential treatment facility for girls and boys, ages 5-17. We are a trauma-based treatment facility treating at-risk youth with an IQ of 65 or above. We offer a therapeutic and safe setting in a secure, locked facility to help children and teens address their mental health needs. We also have specific treatment programs for those with intellectual disabilities. Our treatment programs utilize adolescent and child therapy in both, individual and group settings as well as other treatment methods to address each individual’s mental health needs.

Many people identify trauma as an incident based issue that occurs from being engaged in or witnessing violence, disasters, sexual abuse, terrorism, or medical mistreatment. While trauma issues can result from the previous examples, they can also arise from less identifiable experiences in day-to-day life. Children and teens can also experience trauma when they experience neglect or other overwhelming personal challenges on a regular basis.

At-risk youth that experience trauma can suffer from long term effects if not treated properly. Addictive behavior, self-harm, unpredictable behavior, and self blame are just a few examples of what can result if trauma is left untreated. At Mountain Youth Academy, we use a trauma-based residential treatment program to address the mental health needs of children and teens. Our trauma-informed care organizes treatment that integrates an understanding of the impact and consequences of trauma into all treatment methods that are utilized.

Mountain Youth Academy offers individualized treatment utilizing an intensive multi-disciplinary approach toward the treatment of children. The program uses a trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment model which, through the use of various individual and group treatment applications, nurtures the development and practice of pro-social behaviors.

The program consists of the following services:

  • Psychiatrist visits on a regular basis
  • 3 Individual Therapy Sessions Weekly
  • Family Therapy Services
  • 5 Psycho-Therapy Sessions Weekly
  • 21 Interventions Groups Weekly
  • Treatment Planning
  • Medical and Nursing Services
  • Social Skills Training
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Educational Programming
  • CTRS Recreation Program
  • Family visits
  • Equine Therapy
  • Psycho-Drama
  • Neurofeedback
  • Play Therapy
  • Sensory Modulation
  • Yoga
  • Art/Music/Drama Therapies
  • A.R.T. Therapies
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (E.M.D.R)
  • National Vocational Certification


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Trauma and Psychodrama
  • Treatment for Pregnant Teens
  • Weekly Psychiatrist Visits


  • 3 Individual Therapy Sessions Weekly
  • Monthly Family Therapy
  • 3 Psycho Therapy Groups
  • 21 Intervention Groups Weekly

Program Comprehensive Assessment and Diagnostic Services Available

The program is designed for individuals to complete in 6-9 months depending on their individual need, stages of change and overall progress in treatment. To learn more about the array of residential treatment services we offer, please contact us.