West Ridge Academy Can Help Restore Your Troubled Teen so Your Family Can Live a Happier, Healthier Life

Take the first step and call our Admission Specialists or fill out the Contact a Specialist form. It’s confidential with no obligation.  Your teen doesn’t need to struggle another minute. We’re here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


*We accept the majority of out-of-network insurance plans.

We Offer Counseling and Professional Care for Troubled Teens and Pre-Teens

We help with Education, Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Self-harm, Trauma, Substance Abuse, ADHD, Emotional Dysregulation, Borderline Personality Traits, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder), Oppositional Defiance, DMDD (Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder), Autism (High functioning), Gender Dysphoria, or Rebellion.

Since 1964, West Ridge Academy has been providing schooling and clinical care programs.  To learn more about our Therapeutic and Academic accreditations, click on CARF or AdvancED links.


Discover our comprehensive continuum of care programs and counseling sessions.  Our team provides mental health assessments for outpatient services, group therapy, schooling, day treatment, in-home services and residential care.


We provide immediate and lasting solutions in a caring and professional environment. Schooling and counseling are some of the benefits that teens receive while enrolled at West Ridge Academy.

We accept the majority of out-of-network insurance plans.

I miss West Ridge quite honestly. It was a good place. It really did help. Thank you for all the help!
Riley, Class of 2018

Continuing Our Mission to Heal
Teens and Their Families

West Ridge Academy is a  accredited residential treatment program that offers help with clinical, behavioral, and academic recovery for children ages 9-18.

Our therapy focuses on whole and healthy recovery from mental and emotional health challenges using DBT—Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This evidence-based approach is used by our therapists and trained staff to help our residents in four main areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

Let’s talk horses. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is an exciting field in which rescue horses help heal humans. The horses are used as a therapeutic companion and as a unique tool for emotional growth and learning.

We have a state-of-the-art sensory room for youth on the high-functioning autism spectrum. We utilize a variety of therapeutic groups and techniques such as CBT, Experiential, EMDR, TF-CBT, Neurofeedback, Racial Awareness, Adoption, Addiction, and Relationship groups.

Recreational Therapy is an important part of a healthy balance. Residents participate in a variety of healthy activities and service projects to help the community. Recreational Therapy removes the emotionally charged patterns and behaviors that our youth struggle with and presents engaging and positive intervention.

Academics is a big part of treatment. Kids take part in academics, educational recovery, life skills, wellness activities, and art and music. Guitars and ukuleles and drums are available giving our residents newfound outlets to learn and focus their interests.

The Café chefs offer delicious, well-planned, nutritious, and dietary/allergen-sensitive meals.

The medical staff offer medication management and health and wellness care.

West Ridge Academy’s 50-acre campus offers facilities for sports and exercise. The NBA regulation size gymnasium is where you’ll find basketball, volleyball, weight & circuit training, and more. Our pickle ball courts are a favorite, as well as the sand volleyball and outdoor basketball areas. Students also enjoy a variety of off-campus team-building experiences.

West Ridge Academy offers problem-solving activities designed to simulate real life challenges. This is where challenges and issues come to light and can be addressed in the moment.

West Ridge’s school and counseling programs inspired me to realize that it wasn’t me against the world.
Jake, Class of 2018