Our Treatment Philosophy

The treatment philosophy at Alpine Academy is founded upon the principles of the Teaching-Family Model and enhanced by innovative clinical services. Every aspect of the program, from facilities to recreation, is carefully designed to create an intensive yet nurturing therapeutic experience.

Individual therapy session


Intensive therapeutic services are incorporated in every part of Alpine Academy. These services begin the day that a student is admitted. This includes focusing on:

  • Individualized Therapy
  • Family Work
  • Group Therapy
  • Specialty Group Therapy

Residential Model

The Residential Model at Alpine Academy stands out as one of our most unique programmatic elements. This model focuses upon psycho-educational skill development and clinical support delivered in a family-like setting that replicates “real life.”

The psycho-educational skills development is delivered through the Teaching-Family Model. The Teaching-Family Model is one of the most researched and respected models of intervention in use today.

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Therapist working with a young man

Family Weekends

The only way to make lasting, long-term change is by addressing the whole system and working with all members of the family toward your student’s goals.

From monthly family visits to quarterly workshops, we believe in the value of having family members there to support the student.

Outcome data

Medical & Psychiatric

At Alpine Academy we understand the importance of medical and psychiatric treatment in conjunction with mental health services to deliver a well-rounded, overall treatment experience.

We offer quality services that are overseen by professionals, so that we can ensure that your child is given the best care possible.

Therapist working with a young man


Each student and family that come through the doors at Alpine Academy becomes a part of our Alpine Family. As such, we feel a strong desire to help them be as successful as possible, even after they leave.