Village Behavioral Health is a fully licensed psychiatric residential treatment center and alcohol and drug treatment center for teenagers (ages 13-17). We treat children who suffer from:
- Mood Disorders such as Depression, Bipolar, and Anxiety
- Chemical Dependence and/or abuse of Alcohol and Drugs.
- Trauma from Physical, Emotional, or Sexual Abuse
- Personality Disorders
- Behavioral Disorders and other Behavioral Problems
- Difficulty in School Environment
Village Behavioral Health’S staff is made up of caring professionals from a variety of specialties:
- Adolescent Psychiatrist
- Licensed Social Workers
- Masters Level Therapists
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed School Teachers
- Behavioral Health Technicians
Each of our behavioral health clinical professionals ensure each patient receives care that is professional and personal to his or her specific emotional and behavioral needs. Our goal for each child is to help them understand how they got here, what poor choices they have made in the past, how their emotions have affected their poor decision making, and overall how to make better choices to become a more responsible teenager and eventually an adult. We do this through creating individualized behavioral treatment plans to fit to the specific dynamics of each child.
All behavioral treatment programs are based on a cognitive behavioral model of treatment within the framework of a pro-social philosophy capitalizing on resident’s strengths to allow the resident to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms in a safe setting. Residential treatment success at The Village is greatly enhanced by close family involvement. Family therapy occurs on a weekly basis. With many of our patients coming from geographically distant parts of the country, telephone therapy sessions are available when face-to-face family therapy is not possible for every session. The goal of the program is to demonstrate for adolescents a respect for authority and to provide adolescents with a sense of self as part of a group or larger community, self-restraint, tolerance for tensions and frustration, and independence in relation to others.
The Village Academy
On-site we have a fully accredited college preparatory private school, The Village Academy, with full staff of teachers providing both general and special education services. Education is individualized allowing students to remedy academic deficits. At The Village Academy, each child is evaluated and placed on an individual course of study. The Village Academy staff work with the child’s previous school to achieve an optimal education experience. While at The Village each child can earn academic credits toward their high school diploma. The Village Academy can create positive academic experience for students who previously have known frustration and failure.
Village Behavioral Health is located on 65 acres of land, secluded on a peninsula of the Tennessee River. Our setting provides a significant therapeutic environment for the adolescents in a wilderness setting. The Village has a full ropes course and swimming pool and operates a vocational program and activity therapy department.