On a Mission: Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal

Our big hairy audacious goal is to lead the way in driving teen and young adult anxiety, depression, and suicide from the all-time highs of today to all-time lows by 2028.

We’re Glad You’re Here!

Embark Behavioral Health is a leading nationwide network of outpatient centers and residential programs offering premier mental health treatment for preteens, teens, and young adults. Our locations are part of a continuum of care that provides a range of services built from over 25 years of specialization in serving youth.

Teen and young adult girl after receiving mental health treatment at Embark Behavioral Health.
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Mother and adolescent son smiling after talking about receiving mental health treatment at Embark Behavioral Health.
About Embark Behavioral Health’s core purpose.

We exist to create joy and heal generations.

About Embark Behavioral Health's vision.

To become the most respected, recognized, and valuable family behavioral health care company in the world.

About Embark

Five key differentiators set Embark apart from other behavioral health care providers.

 

  1. We offer a robust continuum of care that provides different levels of service and programming based on an individual’s changing needs, from virtual counseling to residential services.
  2. We have a deep legacy of over 25 years serving youths, focused on preteens, teens, and young adults.
  3. We collect thousands of data points and share feedback with families so we can adjust treatment in real time to improve results.
  4. We treat the entire family using an evidence-based and relationship-focused approach.
  5. We offer the highest levels of quality care and safety standards, with all programs accredited by The Joint Commission.
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Unique Clinical Model: CASA Framework

Embark uses the CASA Developmental Framework to inform all treatment and care. This proprietary framework’s purpose is to help developmentally heal and strengthen functional, mental, and physical health through commitment, acceptance, security, and attunement (also known as empathy in action).

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Core Values

Our core values guide how we work and interact with employees and clients.

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Empathy: Building a culture of understanding. When our employees and clients feel understood, they feel valued.

About Embark Behavioral Health’s core value of service.

Service: Serving others to serve ourselves. Service empowers our community to realize its true potential.

About Embark Behavioral Health’s core value of trusting relationships.

Trusting relationships: Building trust by building relationships. Your success is our success!

About Embark Behavioral Health’s core value of growth.

Growth: Being open to change. Every day is an opportunity to change, expand, adapt, and learn so we can be better than yesterday.

About Embark Behavioral Health’s core value of results.

Results: Achieving long-lasting, sustainable outcomes for our clients. The stakes are simply too high for Embark to fail to deliver.

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Our Programs

Embark Behavioral Health is a leading network of outpatient centers and residential programs offering premier mental health treatment.

Group therapy area and game area for teens at outpatient clinic in Buckhead, Georgia.
Therapy office at residential treatment center for teens and adolescents near Los Angeles.
Bedroom for teen and adolescent inpatients struggling with depression and anxiety at residential treatment center in Utah.
Teen girl and mother look at and talk about the different mental health and substance abuse programs at Embark Behavioral Health.
Family enjoys time together after talking about mental health treatment for anxiety and depression at Embark Behavioral Health.

The Embark Difference

We use client data throughout the treatment process to customize care — and adjust it if needed — for each client and their family. This allows us to achieve the best results possible.

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Our Stewardship Team

Jeremy Behling

Jeremy Behling

Michelle Kalz

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Landon Kirk

Dr. Sharnell Myles
Psy.D., LPC, CCTP, CPCS

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Alex Stavros

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Darren Wight

Learn With Us

We have the most trusted experts in teen and young adult mental health treatment. Check out our blog for advice from many of these clinicians. It’s available to everyone on their healing journey.

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Embark Behavioral Health Announces New Chief Clinical Officer

Company Strengthens Leadership Team With Seasoned Clinical Expert and Appoints CCO CHANDLER, Ariz. — February 16, 2024 — Embark Behavioral Health, a leading network of mental health treatment programs for youths, young adults, and their families, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Sharnell Myles, licensed psychotherapist, certified clinical…
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Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Forward to 2024

As we embark on another year of creating joy and healing generations, we want to take a moment to reflect on our team’s achievements in 2023 and outline our goals for 2024. First, let us check in on the status of our BHAG. Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) is to lead the way in…
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Embark has high standards of treatment at all programs and levels of care. Inherent in these standards is the assumption that children and youths thrive when they’re met with compassion and understanding and when given tools to navigate their struggles on their path to healing.