Residential Treatment Center for Troubled Teens


As one of the top programs for struggling teens, Elevations RTC has a tight knit community based in a comfortable, nurturing environment. Our campus has the feel of a small, private boarding school.  Unlike other residential treatment programs, large classrooms, library, climbing wall, full gym, art studio, athletic fields, dining room, and multiple residence halls, we have many amenities.

While this expansive campus is very useful for providing a comprehensive program it is still important we promote a community feel and personalization to promote a sense of normalcy unique to our program.

Smaller teams within a large community

When teens head back to their dorms at the end of the day, they come home to their own small community of students and staff. Students are split up into teams of 10-16 which allows students to become the closest with those people they probably relate to the most and who likely share similar backgrounds. These communities include staff members from the clinical, academic, residential life, and administrative staff to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our students.

These communities within a community can become like your teen’s family during their time at Elevations, one of the top residential treatment programs.


Gender Inclusive campus helps encourage a normal high school feel

Unlike other residential treatment programs, the gender inclusive aspect of our program gives teens the opportunity to feel like they’re in a normal high school setting. Teens build friendships with all of their peers on campus. When teens are able to interact and form bonds with their peers, it is easier for them to transition into a traditional school environment after they leave Elevations.

Community roles that develop responsibility

Assigning community roles helps give students purpose and responsibility on their team. For example, Ajax is responsible for assigning time to students for laundry throughout the week. Rooster wakes the team on time each day. Mr. Clean gets cleaning supplies prepared for the team. Each and every community role contributes to the overall functioning of the team and helps to build strong, dependable relationships and responsibility among students.


An enjoyable environment

At Elevations RTC, we encourage a sense of fun on our campus, offering exciting on-campus activities and off-campus service and activities. Teens at one of the top residential treatment programs who enter into our program have been through a lot. We like to lighten the mood with fun team activities and adventurous experiential expeditions off campus such as rafting and snowboarding.

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.