The Summit

The Summit

Psychiatric residential treatment for preteen and teen boys, ages 11-18

The SummitThe Summit provides psychiatric residential treatment for preteen and teen boys, ages 11 – 18.

Residents will learn healthy social, recreational and life skills needed to be successful in the community and at home. The Summit is truly the halfway point of a hike up a mountain, or a journey to recovery in our program, but it is the graduation point and what a patient should aim to achieve.


Take a virtual tour of The Summit here.

We provide:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Activity and recreation therapy
  • Medication management
  • Medical care
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Dietary services
  • Evidenced-Based Practices

With a wilderness-based emphasis, we use elements of the following based on the individual needs of each youth:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Sensory Integration
  • Leisure Ability Model
  • Adventure-Based Model
  • Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Emotions
  • S.E.L.F Model (Safety, Emotion, Loss, Future)
  • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT

Our treatment team is comprised of:

  • Independent Psychiatrists
  • Intake Coordinator
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Dietician
  • Independent Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical Executive Team Oversight

7 Factors of Resilience

  • Insight- An understanding of the motivation behind thoughts, actions or feelings
  • Initiative-The ability to start something with the determination to finish it.
  • Independence-The ability to make decisions apart from the influences of others.
  • Creativity-The ability to “think outside of the box,” looking at things from a different perspective.
  • Sense of Humor-The ability to find amusement in a situation that would otherwise be overwhelming.
  • Values Orientation- You know what you believe and why you believe it. What is important and why it’s important.
  • Relationships-A connection between people, which enhances your ability to cope.