Rebuilding & Repairing Relationships


Routine. Structure. Predictability. Unlike other residential treatment centers for teens, we know how important these components are for teenagers to develop a healthy sense of self. Our comprehensive focus on relationships, personal responsibility and skill development are woven into all facets of our program.

Within Elevations, one of the top residential treatment centers for teens, we have smaller Communities comprised of students by age, gender, and shared experiences.  These Communities include administrative, clinical, and academic leadership to build stronger connectivity, bonds, accountability, and responsibility.

Creating Community & Belonging

Sometimes, our student’s defiance emerges from the need for connectivity and purpose. As part of their Community, every student has a role. Each and every community role contributes to the overall functioning of the team and helps build strong, dependable relationships among students.

Whether our students are socially disconnected or choosing the wrong relationships, Elevations RTC provides an opportunity to develop healthy relationships with peers and with authority figures like staff. The interdependence of our community helps students practice and refine their ability to create lasting connections. Our program is unique among residential treatment centers for teens because of our community atmosphere.

Elevations Reviews

I am very happy that we found Elevations RTC and our daughter has worked hard to deal with her condition and does so much more effectively than before. Thank you!


Throughout our experience at Elevations and now continuing with the Approach, we experienced the therapy/help to be focused on our son’s needs taking into account prior history as well as progress made.


Matt Seelos has been terrific. Our son appeared to trust him and open up to him. He was great at helping us navigate many of the family communication and trust issues that arose.


Strengths of the program are the therapeutic, residential and medical staff, along with solid academic program and a good process for communication amongst these teams, are the DBT framework and positive peer mentoring, and all gender inclusive environment.


Great supportive teachers! Especially, Jon Kortman, Peggy Dopp and Jen Capellen. We really appreciate their honest feedback and support with our son. Jon was instrumental in providing timely information to our IEP team at home to help with our son’s transition back to his home school.


My daughter spent eight months at elevations and overcame many challenges with the help of an amazing therapist and a supportive environment.

Scott M.

Success began with a safe environment. The Elevations staff was nurturing and supportive. The therapeutic team at Elevations was patient, determined and caring. My daughter found both support and challenge from the positive peer culture and team process.

Janda E.

Our son had a wonderful experience at Elevations.  This program follows through on what it promises.  The staff is excellent.


It was a great nurturing environment. She really loved the staff and would go to them if she was struggling or needed help, advice, or just to talk.

Deann C.

This was the fourth placement for our son. It was the only one where he finally became stable. We could not have asked for a better outcome at this time!


I will forever be grateful to Elevations for giving me back my daughter. She is back living a productive and healthy life.  Elevations provided her the ability to hold herself accountable for her own future.


We have our child back. Keep up the good work!


Our son had a wonderful experience at Elevations.  This program follows through on what it promises. The staff is excellent.


Including All Genders is Real Life

Eventually, our students are returning home and to a world outside our nurturing campus. Before a bird flies out of the nest it needs to learn to stand and walk. Similarly, we feel is it of utmost importance our students learn how to create trusting, meaningful connections with all genders.

We believe strongly in the advantages of an all-gender inclusive environment where students can develop these relationships. Other single-gendered residential treatment centers for teens don’t allow the opportunity for the development of these connections with peers of other genders. Occasionally, students will struggle, but our staff and their peers are there to pick them up and help them foster stronger bonds.

There is no better place to develop real relationships than to practice in a healthy, nurturing environment like that provided at Elevations. Unlike other residential treatment centers for teens, we believe we are like a family, and we welcome others to join us.

Psychiatric / Medical Care

With on-staff medical and psychiatric support, Elevations can help complex teens with inaccurate and conflicting diagnoses.

Types of Therapy

Elevations offers a breadth and depth of therapeutic approaches in order to provide students the tools they need for successful change.

Family Support

Bringing families back together through support, care, and guidance to repair and rebuild stronger bonds.

Better Relationships

Students learn accountability, reliability, and trust thanks to consistent structure and encouragement.