Embark at the Forge

Treatment Center

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Embark at the Forge

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today

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Embark Behavioral Health

Embark Behavioral Health operates an exceptional network of treatment and therapy programs across the United States. We specialize in preteens, teens, and young adults, struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health and substance abuse issues. Our programs include in-home treatment, virtual coaching and counseling, outpatient clinics, wilderness therapy, short-term residential programs, long-term residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, and young adult transitional living options. Our residential treatment program offers short-term residential treatment for troubled teens and pre-teens so that they can overcome difficult mental health challenges and create a life filled with joy. Mental health problems are common among youth and can make things like school, socializing, work and everyday life more difficult. In fact, one in five adolescents, ages 12-18, live with a mental health condition; and between 20-30% will have one major depressive episode before they reach adulthood. Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders will first present by age 14 and 75% will present by age 24. This is why it is a critical time to find expert help and address issues.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

For teen girls and boys struggling with school refusal, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and other mental health issues, the earlier they are diagnosed the more effective treatment can be. Embark believes that substance abuse and substance addiction co-occur alongside many mental health issues. For troubled preteens and teens struggling with substance abuse issues, Embark offers substance abuse counseling through recovery programs that provide simultaneous education and recovery for addictions that develop alongside mental illnesses. At Embark, our treatment options include self-management and recovery training (SMART), substance abuse recovery, substance abuse counseling, recovery groups, and substance abuse education. These treatment options help pre-teens and teens understand how to navigate their way through difficult drug and alcohol issues while overcoming difficult mental health issues.

Embark at The Forge

Embark at The Forge’s vast property nestled in the mountains provides a peaceful, serene setting for your child to heal. Our program uses the healing power of the outdoors to create room for your child to reconnect with their body and emotions while providing healthy nutrition that can help your child overcome difficult mental health and substance abuse issues. Embark at The Forge offers a structured, supportive learning environment designed to promote healing, self-care, and emotional wellness. The schedule for those enrolled in our program includes mental health activities, adventure therapy activities, daily living, group therapy, exercise, and meals. At Embark at The Forge, we are not only preparing our students for the road ahead cognitively, physically, and emotionally, but also taking into consideration their overall sense of being. Our goal is to inspire a new confidence and way of being through a shift in the lens of how our students learn. We illuminate a better way to educate your child and forge the path for mighty leadership to be formed.


Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
We are dedicated to providing affordable care by working with insurance companies. We offer free insurance verification.
Email us or call (423) 205-1078 with questions.


  • License: Tennessee / I000000027590
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Self-Harming
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Other Mental Health Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Isolation
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

  • Teen

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Continuing Care
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Equine Therapy
  • Intervention
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Small Residential Programs
  • Substance Use
  • Teens & Adolescent Residential
  • Transitional Independent Living Programs
  • Young Adult Residential
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential
  • Short Term (<30 Days) Residential
  • Therapeutic Boarding School

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Self Management and Recovery Training SMART
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Group


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Last Modified: 4 Apr 2022
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Embark at the Forge

Treatment Center