Elk River Treatment Program

Treatment Center, MA, LPC

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Elk River Treatment Program

Treatment Center, MA, LPC


Evidence-based Therapeutic Treatment Program

Most agree that the first priority of a parent is to keep their child safe. When a teenager is taking risks that negatively impacts his or her life, and outpatient counseling has failed, the intervention of a residential treatment program may be the best course of action. Since 2006, Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) has provided evidence-based therapeutic treatment for boys and girls ages 12 - 18. Our typical client may be struggling with one or more of the following: depression, anxiety, maladaptive behaviors, declining grades, poor peer choices, grief/loss, adoption issues, mental illness and/or dependency on alcohol or substances. We utilize a multidisciplinary treatment team to evaluate, assess and develop an individualized treatment plan to meet the needs of each client. ERTP is licensed by the State of Alabama Department of Youth Services and is accredited in Behavioral Health Care by The Joint Commission. Clients in grades 6 - 12 attend an accredited, college-prep school on site and are supported by Highly Qualified and State Certified Teachers.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Team

Elk River Treatment Program's multidisciplinary treatment team is led by a child and adolescent forensic psychiatrist, and includes physicians, licensed counselors, social workers, RNs, CRNP and state certified teachers. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care to meet the unique needs of each of our clients. We utilize the Counseling Stages of Change to help our clients understand lasting change. The mental health professionals at Elk River Treatment Program place a strong emphasis on family therapy and training. Since treatment plans are individualized, the length of stay varies according to the child's issues and response to treatment. Discharge planning is thorough and is coordinated with family, outpatient providers and community resources. Emphasis is placed on reintegrating the client with parents/guardians, school and community.

Individualized Treatment and Education

Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) incorporates evidence-based and empirically supported treatment modalities which are critical to the mental health of our clients. Based on the needs of the individual and family, treatment modalities might include: Transtheoretical Model, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Group Therapy, and Individual Therapy. Therapeutic workshops include abandonment, anger management, goal setting, accountability, communication skills, peer relations, and experiential learning. Clients who have been struggling in traditional classrooms often achieve academic success in our smaller classrooms with individualized attention from Highly Qualified and State Certified educators. Like the therapeutic component of ERTP, our academic program is individualized to meet the needs of each individual. Our clients may continue ERTP's education program after completing the program or return to their school of transfer.


Pay By: Check, Mastercard, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • American Behavioral
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
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  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
Elk River Treatment Program utilizes a multidisciplinary team that specializes in the therapeutic treatment of ages 12-18.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Cognia (formerly AdvancED) / Academic Accreditation
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Certificate: The Joint Commission / Behavioral Health Care
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: Better Business Bureau / 900010620
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Child
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

  • Teen
  • Preteen

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Depression
  • Drug Rehab
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorder
  • Equine Therapy
  • Intervention
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Psychiatric Residential
  • Residential Inpatient
  • Small Residential Programs
  • Substance Use
  • Teens & Adolescent Residential
Out / Inpatient
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential
  • Short Term (<30 Days) Residential
  • Therapeutic Boarding School

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group


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Last Modified: 24 Jun 2022
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Elk River Treatment Program

Treatment Center, MA, LPC