Elk River Treatment Program

Treatment Center, MA, LPC

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Elk River Treatment Program, MA, LPC, Treatment Center in Huntsville
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Elk River Treatment Program

Treatment Center, MA, LPC

Finding Help for your Teen

Most agree that the first responsibility of a parent is to keep their child safe. When you realize that your son or daughter is taking risks that negatively impact their lives, it is time to reach out for help. In many cases, residential treatment is the best course of action when individual counseling or intensive outpatient programs have failed. Many programs treat negative behaviors or mental health issues but Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) treats the source of maladaptive behavior. We accept boys and girls ages 12 - 18 from across the United States. A typical clients may be struggling with risky behaviors, declining grades, poor peer choices, grief/loss, adoption issues, mental illness and/or dependency on alcohol or substances. ERTP specializes in treating teens with co-occurring conditions or dual diagnosis. Our mental health facility is licensed for 60 beds by the State of Alabama and accredited in Behavioral Health Care by The Joint Commission. While at ERTP, students in grades 6 - 12 attend our AdvancED/SACS accredited school year-round. Many excel in the more intimate classroom setting with one-on-one attention from Highly Qualified and State Certified Teachers.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Team

Our multidisciplinary treatment team is led by a child and adolescent forensic psychiatrist, and includes medical physicians, a licensed psychologist, 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. Formal and informal therapy, traditional and experiential education, are utilized daily. ERTP also places 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

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. Specialty groups include AA/NA and optional Bible Study. 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.


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years


  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Check, Mastercard, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • American Behavioral
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Joint Commission / Behavioral Health Care
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Membership: Better Business Bureau / 900010620
  • Member Since: 2014
  • Membership: AdvancED | SACS / Academic Accreditation
  • Member Since: 2014
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • 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
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

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 Abuse
  • 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 (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group


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Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018
Elk River Treatment Program, MA, LPC, Treatment Center in Huntsville

Elk River Treatment Program

Treatment Center, MA, LPC