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Child and Adolescent Residential Treatment

RISE Residential Treatment Program

RISE is a longer term treatment option for children and adolescents ages 11-17 with emotional disorders who require continuous therapeutic interventions and/or medication-management. RISE uses an innovative approach to care which focuses on the strength of the child.


Resiliency is developed by offering therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy along with social and interpersonal skill building


Inspired children engage in therapies through innovative programming and experiential learning such as Equine Therapy, Art Therapy and gardening.


Strong children and families have their strengths identified as we work together so your child receives a comprehensive treatment program based on those identified strengths.


Empowered children and families have a voice as they develop a therapeutic relationship with an assigned therapist to help the child through the process of therapy.

What to Expect

While at our children and adolescent residential treatment center, your loved ones are provided a structured environment where they can begin to gather insight into their current issues while receiving education on how to apply appropriate coping skills to help them effectively regulate their emotions. Empowerment is key to healing, and our program is designed to allow patients to learn how to take control of their emotions and behaviors in a safe environment.

Staff at our psychiatric residential treatment facility are trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention which allows them to understand how to manage and treat patients with certain behavioral and sensory issues.


  • Psychiatric Services to include medication management at our mental health residential treatment facility
  • Treatment Team Meeting with all disciplines to discuss the patient’s progress towards their treatment goal
  • Individualized Treatment Plan is developed to address: trauma, family dynamics, maladaptive behaviors and coping skills, consistent suicidality and self injurious behaviors and mood instability
  • Group Therapy topics include cognitive distortions, maladaptive behavioral patterns, emotional regulation and interpersonal effective communication, problem solving, goal setting, anger management and mindfulness techniques
  • Recreational Therapy throughout child and adolescent mental health residential treatment
  • Life/Social skills
  • Attendance at University of Texas Charter School located on the Laurel Ridge Campus during the school year, Monday through Friday, throughout residential treatment for children and residential treatment for teens


  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • Family Therapy Sessions
  • Treatment Team review, with all disciplines and the patient, to review, update and revise the patient’s treatment plan as needed
  • Weekly treatment team meetings with teachers to address educational barriers and implement appropriate interventions
  • Ability to assess family dynamics and progress with off unit therapeutic leaves
  • Social skills, life skills, and nursing education groups
  • Community reintegration outings

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) addresses issues that result from trauma, abuse and neglect
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is appropriate for patients with Depression, Anxiety, Conduct Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Behavioral Modification needs, Emotional Disorders and ADHD
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy focuses on Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Mindfulness. Beneficial for patients with: Personality Disorders, Impulsivity, Interpersonal Conflict Anxiety, Self-harm behavior and Suicidal Ideation
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy focuses on goal setting, determining motivation, problem solving and resiliency building

Specialized Therapeutic Services

  • Recreational therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga/Mindfulness
  • Reality-Oriented Physical Experience Sessions (ROPES) Course
  • Equine therapy

Life Skills and Social Skills Group

Life and social skills groups focus on teaching appropriate social interaction and problem solving skills. These groups address how to handle challenges and conflict in various social settings, to include home and school. The goal of these groups is for patients to learn age appropriate skills that allows them to be successful in their daily interactions after their residential mental health treatment program.

Contact Us

Adolescent and child residential treatment at Laurel Ridge Treatment Center is designed with your loved one’s needs in mind. Our residential mental health facility located in San Antonio, Texas, is here for you. Please reach out to us today to talk to a member of our admissions team.

Contact our admissions line for a No Cost Assessment


For all other inquiries contact:  210-491-9400