West Ridge Academy offers hope and healing to youth and their families in mental health crisis

Your youth doesn’t need to struggle another minute. Take the first step and call our admissions or fill out the Contact a Specialist form.

It’s confidential with no obligation.  


Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, or Outpatient Services for youth ages 9 to 17

We help with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, substance abuse, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, borderline personality traits, reactive attachment disorder, oppositional defiance, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, high functioning autism, gender dysphoria, or rebellion.

Since 1964, West Ridge Academy has been providing academic opportunity and clinical care programs.


Discover our comprehensive continuum of care programs and counseling sessions. Our team provides residential care, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, recreational therapy, equine therapy, academic settings, and day treatment services.


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 offers an array of experiences designed to simulate real life challenges. By giving our students the opportunity, they can immerse themselves in treatment and develop new coping strategies while changing behavior patterns. Our team can address situations in the moment and provide constant support, facilitating growth and change in a positive way.

Individual and Group Therapy focuses on whole and healthy recovery around mental and emotional challenges using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). 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. We utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, Experiential, EMDR, TF-CBT, and specific group subjects such as relationship management and coping skills.

Recreational Therapy is an important part of treatment. Residents participate in a variety of recreational activities along with service projects to help the community. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is used to provide the students a therapeutic companion and serve as a unique tool for emotional growth and learning. Our horses are rescued, we use EAP to heal the animals as much as the students.

Education is an important component of our treatment. Residents take part in academic recovery, build life skills, attend wellness activities, create art, and learn music. Guitars, ukuleles, and drums are available – giving our residents newfound outlets to develop exciting interests.

The Café chefs offer well-planned, nutritious meals, and provide dietary/allergen-sensitive options for those requiring a certain diet. Residents receive a hot meal at breakfast, lunch, and dinner – two snacks per day are also provided.

Spacious facilities on 50-acres include living quarters, two schools, the cafeteria, religious buildings, a gymnasium, a medical office, and outdoor sport areas. Students also enjoy a variety of off-campus experiences.

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