Are There Factors that Can Preclude my Daughter from Being Admitted?

Some disorders are not appropriate for our programs.

Absolutely. Girls that are actively suicidal, that have a history of fire-starting, or that have conduct disorder are not appropriate for our programs. Additionally, a felony conviction is often a rule-out for our programs. Between the respective programs, there are additional factors that might make one program more suitable than another. Please call to find out more.

What is Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is a level of care that combines 24/7 support staff, individual therapy, group therapy and education. This treatment is ideal for a young person who is making poor choices, engaged in dangerous behaviors (self-harm, disordered eating, drug or alcohol abuse, destructive sexual activity, etc.) and/or needs a high level of support for mental or behavioral issues.

Our programs are drastically different than acute care or therapeutic boarding. Acute care happens over a short period of time in a hospital setting and is only for extreme, out of control states. On the opposite end of the spectrum, therapeutic boarding is a lower level of long-term care that includes less therapy and less supervision.

Contact the CERTS Group

If you have questions about admissions for the CERTS Group programs, don’t hesitate to contact an admissions director. You can also email us at for general information. For a more detailed assessment of your situation, call 888-406-5968.