Teen Residential Treatment Center Curriculum
Counseling and Family Program for Teens
  • Individual teen therapy sessions- 1-2 times per week
  • Experiential Group therapy 3-4 times per day
  • Family sessions 4-6 times per month (in person or video)
  • Development of a Coming Home Contract Sample
  • Quarterly Parent Education Weekend programs
  • Wraparound Philosophy and Practice

Treatment Modalities for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

  • Strength-Based Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • EMDR
  • Psychodrama
  • DBT and CBT
  • Safety Planning and Relapse Prevention/Recovery
  • Psychoeducation
  • 12-step program modified for teen mental health and substance abuse issues

Accredited Middle and Highschool

Life Skills

  • Job skills: Interview preparation, resume development, job search skills
  • Personal finance
    • Renting apartments, tracking spending, college/education expenses planning
    • Banking, savings, and credit
    • Consumer behavior
  • Social Media/Technology Safety
  • Social skills
  • Passion projects
  • Cooking and kitchen skills
  • Community Service

Teen Relationship Skills

  • Identifying true friends vs. “frenemies”
  • Understanding how to get needs met (“The Attachment Cycle”)
  • Healthy communication skills


  • Physical Conditioning 6 days per week: PE classes, cardio workouts, hiking, yoga, indoor rock climbing and martial arts (varies with seasons)
  • Whole foods diet
  • Western traditional and holistic medicine

Recreation Therapy

  • Time spent in nature
  • Wolf/Canine assisted programs: one Sunday per month at Song of the Wolf Healing Center
  • Exploration in Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding national forest


The transition home is a critical time for teens and families. We encourage as much aftercare as possible.

  • 6 weekly aftercare sessions included if insurance runs out
  • 6 weekly aftercare sessions included for private pay clients
  • Unlimited aftercare sessions at a per session or package rate