Linden Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents

The Linden Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents provides compassionate, age-appropriate residential care for young people ages 11 to 18 with an emphasis on self-discipline, personal accountability, and social responsibility.

What to Expect

Treatment Philosophy & Approach

The Linden Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents provides age-appropriate, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed treatment for young people between the ages of 11 and 18. We provide a safe, comfortable, all-gender living environment that can accommodate up to 12 individuals, who receive individualized treatment from a multidisciplinary team of providers.

If your child is struggling with behaviors and symptoms that have made it hard to function well at home, in school, and in the community, we can help. Our primary goal is to help the young person in your life work toward rejoining his or her community as a healthy, successful individual.

Assessment & Evaluation

The young people in the Linden Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents may be struggling with a variety of psychiatric and behavioral issues including:

  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Depression, bipolar, and other mood disorders
  • Oppositional defiant disorders (tantrums, arguing, and angry or disruptive behaviors)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment and evaluation that involves your child, your family, and community providers or case managers. The results will help us design an individualized treatment plan for your child that that can be modified as your child’s emotional and behavioral needs change.

We begin each adolescent’s discharge plan immediately upon admission. Your child will also be assessed regularly to ensure he or she is receiving the appropriate level of care. Linden Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents is designed to accommodate your adolescent’s individual needs, no matter how short or long their stay.

Services & Treatment

Young people in our Linden Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents have access to the Brattleboro Retreat’s comprehensive continuum of psychological and medical care. Our highly trained staff utilizes an array of clinical interventions to teach self-motivation, personal accountability, integrity, responsible decision-making, and the ability to see oneself as a valuable, worthwhile human being. These age-appropriate services can include:

  • Individual counseling (therapy)
  • Family and group counseling
  • Medication management
  • Psychological testing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Experiential Groups.

To ensure continued academic progress while in our care, adolescents attend the Retreat’s on-campus, Vermont-approved Meadows Education Center.

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