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CERTS Programs

Certified Educational, Recreational, Therapeutic Schools and Programs (CERTS) have been widely recognized as a leading provider of specialized residential treatment centers for adolescents in the United States.  At CERTS, we go beyond addressing clinical needs; our focus is on unleashing the unique potential of every individual. Education, recreation, and intensive therapy intersect to provide comprehensive healing experiences for adolescents. As a leading provider in teen mental health, we specialize in crafting transformative residential treatment programs for 'troubled youth' that stand out for their innovation and effectiveness. Although troubled youth programs are often used to describe residential treatment programs, at CERTS, we don't see it that way. Our students aren't 'troubled teens,' they are individuals struggling with real problems that are difficult to go through on their own. We believe that our teen students deserve compassion and patience through their healing journey, which is exactly how they will be treated in our residential treatment facilities.

We have just one focus–deliver consistent excellence within our specialties through our treatment programs. Every teenager is unique. In a residential treatment for mental health setting, what works for one teen may not work for another. For this reason, the CERTS family of schools and programs offer a variety of programs to better ensure a solution tailored to the needs of each individual student and is a leading provider of specialized residential therapy for teens.

Call us at 888-406-5968 to learn more about how we can help your teen.

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Kolob Canyon

Healing through Adventure and Equine Therapy

With an intimate size of only 12-16 students, Kolob Canyon is the ideal therapeutic program for a struggling teenager who needs a relationship model of care. Our primary goals at Kolob Canyon are personal healing through intensive therapy, adventure, equine therapy, and supportive academics. This teen mental health program is the perfect place for students who learn through experienctial therapy and a hands on approach.

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La Europa Academy

Healing through the Arts

Within the comforting embrace of our residential treatment center, La Europa Academy, students aged 14-17 embark on a profound healing experience. Through a blend of creativity, intensive therapeutic approaches, expressive therapy groups, experiential therapy, and academics, we empower our students to unearth their true selves and unlock their vast potential. This treatment program is ideal for young students who have an interest in the arts and can learn best about their emotions through the use of creativity.

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Moonridge Academy

Middle School Specialization–Age Appropriate Treatment for younger teens

With the use of extensive experiential therapies, Moonridge Academy is a small nurturing environment that provides the springboard to healing and wellness to middle school aged teens. Focusing on teenagers ages 11-14 struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and attachment issues, this therapeutic program is ideal for young teen mental health struggles. Moonridge Academy is a residential program for struggling youth that equips young students with the skills to heal through their diagnosis and experiences.

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Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy

True Transition in a Boarding School

Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy is a boarding school that specializes in transition, step-down and practice. This therapeutic program is specifically designed to help students who are stepping down from a higher level of care (i.e. residential treatment, therapeutic boarding school or wilderness program) to prepare for their next step in life. Mountain Springs utilizes a solution-focused model that allows students the opportunity to make choices within a safe environment. We can then assess how the students apply the skills they have learned in their prior youth residential treatment for mental health.

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