embark

on your healing journey

The World’s Most Respected Family Behavioral Health Provider

Embark is the world’s most recognized and respected family behavioral health provider serving preteens, teens, young adults and their families. Serving its first family 25 years ago, the organization is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, and operates 14 programs in 14 states across the United States. Embark has a complementary continuum of programs, an internationally-validated outcomes platform and the industry’s highest quality of care and safety standards. Embark is comprised of four highly recognized and regarded companies, including: Calo Programs, Innerchange Programs, New Vision Wilderness Programs and Potomac Behavioral Health.

On a Mission

In 2018, as a group of mental health professionals and programs, we decided to join forces to tackle a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG):

To drive adolescent anxiety, depression and suicide from the all-time highs of today to all-time lows by 2028.

Our ability to achieve this BHAG is dependent upon the strength of our culture, which is the starting point for our impact and success.

The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma

Join us in a campaign to heal childhood trauma. Together, we can improve treatment, increase understanding and share a hope for healing.

It's so important that we're having the conversation about how to help children heal from trauma

The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma’s purpose is to raise awareness of how childhood trauma impacts the development of 1 in 4 children in the U.S. and how these often-overlooked experiences can adversely impact children’s development, emotional and physical health.

Our Culture

1. Core Purpose

2. Our Vision

3. Our Core Values

Our Core Purpose is to Create Joy and Heal Generations. It's the reason our organization exists. Our reason for being.

Our Vision is to become the most respected, recognized and valuable family behavioral health care company in the world.

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."

Rabindranath Tagore

Our Core Values

We cannot “set” organizational values, we can only discover them. Nor can we “install” new core values into people. Core values are not something people “buy in” to. People must be predisposed to holding them. The task, therefore, is for us to find people who are already predisposed to sharing our core values. We must attract and then retain these people.

Our Core Values are so fundamental that we would hold them regardless of whether they were rewarded or not. These core values are ones we hope our children will hold when they become working adults. We envision these Core Values being as valid 100 years from now as they are today.

TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS
TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS
TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS
TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS
SERVICE
SERVICE
SERVICE
SERVICE
EMPATHY
EMPATHY
EMPATHY
EMPATHY
GROWTH
GROWTH
GROWTH
GROWTH

EMPATHY

Empathy is one of the most powerful agents of change used within our company. Whether interacting with our employees or facilitating treatment in one of our programs, empathy is pervasive throughout our culture. These empathetic, positive interactions result in authentic relationships where they can be the catalyst for change and growth.

  • BUILDING A CULTURE OF UNDERSTANDING

    When our employees and students feel understood, they feel valued. This sense of personal and professional value, formed from an authentic relationship with a peer, supervisor or therapist, helps everyone that interacts with our organization feel heard and understood.

SERVICE

Service to others is a trait often lost in today’s busy world. Embark employees model what it means to live a life of service to others. This deeply held value helps to build a strong sense of community and repair trust and offer a hope for others who may have lost a sense of belief in others. 
  • SERVING OTHERS TO SERVE OURSELVES

    By serving others, we restore a sense of faith in others and repair any self-worth that may have been taken from us in the past. Service empowers our community to realize our true potential.

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."

Rabindranath Tagore

TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS

Embark is unique from other behavioral health companies in that we not only include a comprehensive, national continuum-of-care, but we invest in and help create an Embark community where we build deep relationships for long-term success.

  • YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS

    Every person that enters the doors of an Embark program, from our professional staff to our students, is key to our success. Our leadership, admissions, adventure therapy, clinical, medical and residential teams are very passionate about our Core Purpose and make student success their number one priority.

  • BUILDING TRUST BY BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

    This cutting edge, specialized treatment model occurs in a safe environment where students are able to thrive at their own pace.

GROWTH

Our professional staff and students can only reach their highest potential when given the proper tools. Embark's core values provide the framework for life-long success by overcoming early attachment, emotional or traumatic challenges.
  • GROWTH MINDSET

    The reason for our success is no secret. It comes down to one single principle – the simple idea that if you are not growing you are dying. If we can define Embark in just one word, it is "growth."

    We believe living and working in the growth zone where we are slightly overwhelmed, slightly overworked, a little uncomfortable and uncertain.

    Carol Dweck, a Professor of Psychology and pioneering researcher, talks about two human mindsets. Embark employees believe firmly in the "growth mindset" and we push ourselves and others every day to live life with that in mind.

     

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OUR RESULTS

The star at the intersection of our company logo represents our core value of results. By living our collective core values we drive meaningful results for all of our stakeholders. The reason behind everything we do is to get results. Our families entrust their children to our care because they expect results. Our ultimate result is our BEHAG. The stakes are just too high for us to not perform and deliver results.

Empathy

Empathy

Empathy is one of the most powerful agents of change used within our company. Whether interacting with our employees or facilitating treatment in one of our programs, empathy is pervasive throughout our culture. These empathetic, positive interactions result in authentic relationships where they can be the catalyst for change and growth.

  • BUILDING A CULTURE OF UNDERSTANDING

    When our employees and students feel understood they feel valued. This sense of personal and professional value, formed from an authentic relationship with a supervisor, therapist or peer helps everyone that interacts with our organization feel understood and heard.    

     

Service

Service

Service to others’ is a trait often lost in today’s busy world. Embark employees’ model what it means to live a life of service to others. This deeply held value helps to build a strong sense of community and repair trust and offer a hope for others who may have lost a sense of belief in others.

  • SERVING OTHERS TO SERVE OURSELVES

    By serving others, we restore a sense of faith in others and repair any self-worth that may have been taken from us in the past. Service empowers our community to realize our true potential.

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."

Rabindranath Tagore

Trusted Relationships

Trusting Relationships

Embark is unique from other behavioral health companies in that we not only include a comprehensive, national continuum-of-care, but we invest in and help create an Embark community where we build deep relationships for long-term success.

  • YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS

    Every employee that enters the doors of an Embark program, from our professional staff, to our students, is key to our success. Our leadership, admissions, clinical, residential, adventure therapy and medical teams are very passionate about our Core Purpose and make student success their number one priority.

  • BUILDING TRUST BY BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

    The keys to our success This cutting edge, specialized treatment model occurs in a safe environment were students are able to thrive at their own pace.

Growth

Growth

Our professional staff and students can only reach their highest potential when given the proper tools. Embarks core values provides the framework for life-long success by overcoming early emotional, traumatic or attachment challenges.

  • GROWTH MINDSET

    The reason for our success is no secret. It comes down to one single principle that transcends time and geography, religion and culture. Grow or die – the simple idea that if you are not growing you are dying. This is our secret sauce. If we can define Embark in just one word. It is Growth.

    We believe living and working in the growth zone where we are slightly overwhelmed, slightly overworked, a little uncomfortable, uncertain and it is unsettling.

    Carol Dweck talks about two human mindsets. Embark employees believe firmly in the Growth Mindset and we push ourselves and others every day to live life with that mindset.

     

results_hq

Our Results

The star at the intersection of our company logo represents our core value of results. By living our collective core values we drive meaningful results for all of our stakeholders. The reason behind everything we do is to get results. Our families entrust their children to our care because they expect results. Our ultimate result is our BEHAG. The stakes are just too high for us to not perform and deliver results.