Knoxville’s Trusted Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Adolescents Ages 9-17


Residential Treatment

Our outdoor residential treatment program provides teens and adolescents with challenging activities that help them engage in recovery.

Village Academy

At our fully accredited school, education is individualized to allow students to correct academic deficits while earning credits toward a high school diploma.

Welcome to Village Behavioral Health
For more than eight years, we’ve been helping teens develop hope and direction to find lasting recovery from mental health and addiction concerns.

Who We Are

Situated at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Village Behavioral Health offers an ideal setting for adolescents to begin facing their difficulties free from distractions. Our program’s goal is to encourage teenagers to make better choices by helping them understand how poor choices have affected them in the past. Village Behavioral Health provides a safe, secure, and serene setting to allow healing to truly begin.

Why Choose Us?

Through the serene environment, individualized treatment plans, engaging activities, and top-of-the-line education for each adolescent, Village Behavioral Health sets ourselves apart as a treatment center that makes positive change in each child’s life.

Our Treatment Approach

Village Behavioral Health’s alcohol and drug program follows the 12-Step model. Each adolescent begins their treatment within the 12-Step model and engages in on-campus groups. Adolescents are also introduced to a relapse prevention program and guided in gaining control of their struggles with substance use and addiction.

We provide 24-hour supervision and an intensive therapeutic experience. Adolescents engage in individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, activity therapy, a vocational/activities of daily living (ADLs) program, and a full academic program during their stay at Village Behavioral Health. Each child receives an individualized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs. At admission, adolescents become members of a cabin group to support each other and allow each adolescent to mature in treatment.

Family involvement is essential for lasting change. For the adolescent to get the full benefit of our program, we believe that family must be active participants in the treatment process. Family therapy occurs on a regular basis and is a critical part of our program, ensuring long-term success for the youth.

Our Nova Program

Village Behavioral Health is proud to offer residential care for children ages 10-13 in our Nova Program. This is a residential treatment option that is designed specifically for children who are struggling with mental health or substance use disorder concerns.

In our Nova Program, children participate in daily group therapy sessions, where they can learn about healthy coping strategies, relationship-building, anger management, communication, and substance use prevention. We also offer daily recreational therapy and weekly individual and family therapy sessions. Our Nova Program has a strong academic focus, giving children the opportunity to attend The Village Academy and continue their education while in treatment.

The Nova Program ensures that each child receives the personalized care they need to address concerns that are unique to their young age. Our compassionate therapists work together to create positive, lasting change in children and their families.

Ready to take the next step?
An assessment is an important first step toward treatment of and recovery from addiction.

I would like to offer my humble appreciation for this program and all that it has offered my family. We close a chapter today and walk not run forward into a brighter future because of all of you. As we drive down the one way road out of here today I take away my many memories and lessons only to leave you with my deepest most sincere Thank You.

– parent of a former resident
Marks of Quality Care
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • The Jason Foundation
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval