Who We Work With.
Our students are teens who are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-harming behaviors. They are bright, capable teens, and many have experienced trauma—from peers (bullying), divorce, neglect, to potential physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Our students tend to take their feelings of pain and turn them inward. They may be withdrawing socially, emotionally volatile, having suicidal thoughts, or engaged in self-harming behaviors like cutting.
Our students typically do not exhibit pervasive conduct problems such as physical aggression, gang activity, chronic running away, sexual aggression, or require immediate specialized in-patient treatment for issues such as substance abuse or eating disorders.
We understand that each case is unique. We’d be happy to talk with you more about your unique situation and your specific youth.
Take A Tour.
You Are Welcomed
Please come visit us and see what we are about.
To schedule a tour, call (707) 823-7300.
In the heart of Wine Country
We have five green acres in Sebastopol, California, in the heart of California wine country. We are just a short drive from the Pacific Coast, Redwood parks, and the Russian River. And we can guide you as to what to see and experience in Sonoma and Napa Counties if you are coming from out-of-state. There are a variety of airports you can fly into, including San Francisco, Oakland and a smaller airport in Santa Rosa–which is only a town away.
Please Call Us
Please call our office at (707) 823-7300 to ask any questions you have.
Do you accept day students?
Yes, if they live within a reasonable driving distance from the school. Often driving distances greater than 60 minutes one way is too far to ensure students will be motivated to attend school daily. All transportation needs are arranged through the placing school district and the parent/guardian/adult student.
How often will my teen have therapy?
Students typically have individual therapy once a week, family therapy every other week, and group therapy three times a week (such as equine, art, mindfulness, music, LGBTQ, or debate). In addition to set therapy times, we have 24hr staff care and staff work with your youth as needed to manage in the moment challenges, as well as to practice the skills they’ve been working on in therapy. We also provide recreational and adventure therapy to enrich the therapeutic experience.
How do you communicate with parents and families?
Your case manager and therapist will be in regular contact with you about your teen’s goals, needs, and how things are going. The house manager will have weekly check-ins with you to give you updates on how things are going in the house and at school. You can always reach out to your team if you have questions or needs.
What kind of visiting schedule do you have?
You’ll coordinate with the house manager and case manager to set up visits. You’ll start with onsite visits, then off site visits, followed by longer homepasses. You’re able to talk with your teen by phone throughout the week.
How will I know this is working?
We’ll work closely with your family, teen, and placing agency (if applicable–such as your school district), to establish clear and actionable academic and mental health goals. We track these goals, review them, and make adjustments as needed, to make sure your teen is on track to return to a less restrictive setting as soon as possible.