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Gateway Academy helps teens struggling with mental health difficulties heal and thrive.

Welcome to Gateway

Why Families Choose Gateway

Finding mental health services for teenagers can be challenging and stressful. If your teen is experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or increased difficulties in school, you are not alone! The need for mental health services for teenagers has steadily increased over the past decade. Indeed, multiple studies have shown, that the pandemic significantly adversely affected adolescents' mental health and brain development. These studies show an alarming increase in anxiety, depression, and other neurodevelopmental difficulties. Not surprisingly, public schools have seen a continuing rise in the number of students needing mental health services.ย 

Gateway Academy is a premiere, comprehensive, individualized, mental health treatment program and school built on a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and academic excellence.ย For over 22 years, Gateway has successfully enhanced the health and well being of over a thousand youth and their families. Our team of mental health and academic experts specialize in the multi-layered needs of today's adolescents. Gateway's individualized, evidence-based, mental health treatment provides state-of-the-art integrated health care and academic support to struggling teens and their families.

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Our Caring,

Individualized Approach

๐Ÿ”น Safe Nurturing Environment

๐Ÿ”น Individually Tailored, Evidence-Based Treatment

๐Ÿ”น Highly Skilled, Empathetic, and Experienced Therapists

๐Ÿ”น Multi-faceted Treatment Plans Incorporating Nursing and Psychiatric Care

๐Ÿ”น Comprehensive Family Involvement, Support and Education

๐Ÿ”น Fully Accredited School, Special Education and Accommodations

๐Ÿ”น Certified, Compassionate, Highly Trained Teachers

๐Ÿ”น Specializing in Healthy Screen Management and Tech Literacy

๐Ÿ”น Brain-Based Approach to Movement & Fitness

๐Ÿ”น Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

๐Ÿ”น Experiential Activities and Life Skills Instruction

๐Ÿ”น Outcome Supported Evidence of Sustained Healing

๐Ÿ”น Adheres to High Standards of Care

๐Ÿ”น Nationally Certified and Accredited

Each boy is unique. So are the individualized therapeutic treatment plans and interventions we create.

Our approach is personal. We strive to teach every youth to think creatively and analyticallyโ€”for life.

It takes a home-like environment and a caring team to create a safe, empowering place to build relationships.

Nature, pushing oneself, exploring new skills. Nothing like getting outside for discovering what's inside.

Parent Involvement, Support & Education

Families play an integral role in ensuring that their youth's healing and growth is sustained well after their time at Gateway.

Gateway parents participate in weekly family therapy, weekly parent education and support groups, parent workshops, campus and home visits, letter writing, and social calls with their child. Transition support is provided to help families carry forward the progress and growth made at Gateway.


Youth Testimonial

I was a previous student at Gateway and it changed my life entirely. Before Gateway, I struggled immensely with anxiety, depression, A.D.H.D, and a lot of trauma. While I still struggle with all those aforementioned issues, I can say without a doubt that I wouldn't be here to work on them without the extraordinary staff and therapists at Gateway. I was held accountable and responsible in a way that I had never been before, and Gateway helped my family learn how to create a healthy structure for everyone to thrive, while I worked on deep-rooted issues and traumas. After exactly a year at Gateway, I left a changed person, and began stepping onto the path of the man that I'm still learning to be.

Forever and inexpressibly grateful.

โ€” Spencer Lewis

Parent Testimonial

Gateway Academy is an extraordinary place and a model for what all residential schools should be, in my opinion. Our son returned home last month after spending a year there. He is so grateful for this experience as he knows that it set him up for success in life. He was helped and challenged in all the right ways. The focus on the whole being is evident, for example, in the use of the philosophy of the Healthy Mind Platter. With yoga, meditation and outdoor sports built into the curriculum, the young men learn how movement and team work facilitate learning. The therapy component is outstanding. The therapists and educational staff are so talented and caring and clearly love what they do. The owners are excellent at hiring the right people. Safety was never an issue. Our son is now an excellent communicator, takes responsibility for his actions, is a champ at emotion regulation, is confident and independent (interdependent), and our family life has never been better. It took a huge leap of faith to send our son there and it was the best parenting decision we ever made.

โ€” Keri Roberts

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