Elk River Treatment Program

"This is not a trip to Malibu or some fancy resort. But these are people who have the skill to help your child do things they never thought they could." - Parent of graduate

Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) is a therapeutic intervention program for troubled teens. The program was developed by a team of medical professionals for boys and girls from ages 12 to 18.

The program provides diagnostic, assessment, education and treatment services from one location rather than requiring patients to leave the facility for counseling sessions or school. A child, adolescent and forensic psychiatrist oversees a Treatment Team that includes licensed professional counselors, licensed social workers, certified alcohol and drug counselor, medical physicians and registered nurses, and degreed support staff.

Find us on FacebookElk River Treatment Program and its qualified, experienced staff help teens develop self-confidence and a heightened sense of self. Our success is due to combined components of behavior modification, physician-directed medication management, individual, group and family therapy, and accredited academic program.

Patients are supported by strong relationships with a highly trained, ethical and caring staff. ERTP patients are provided with individual, group and family therapy, attend school year-round and participate in hands-on learning projects daily.

An individual treatment plan is developed for each child by the Treatment Team. ERTP believes that parents are an essential part of the Treatment Team and works closely with parents so that they understand their child treatment and progress. Their child's primary therapist gives weekly updates on their child's progress and access to ERTP's electronic medical records program allows parents and referral sources to review a child's progress in real time. 

Common issues that ERTP treats:

  • ADD or ADHD
  • Adoption/Abandonment
  • Alcohol/Drug Use and Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Defiance
  • Depression
  • Disrespect
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief/Loss/Abandonment
  • Immaturity
  • Impulsiveness
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Learning Differences
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity and other weight issues
  • Online Gaming Addiction
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Poor Peer Relationships
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Truancy/Poor School Performance

ERTP does not accept children who have unstable eating disorders, predatory behavior or severe learning differences. While children may be coping with social, psychological or emotional issues, they must be physically capable of exercise without significant physical/medical conditions.

The mission of Elk River Treatment Program is to provide an environment of respect, acceptance and challenge where young people can become confident, self-directed, educated and contributing members of society.