A Premier Residential Treatment Center in Missouri

Our premier short-term residential treatment program in Missouri, just outside of the Kansas City area, offers inpatient treatment perfect for adolescents and teens struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. Our residential program's beautiful location in the lush woods of Missouri provides a peaceful, serene setting for your son or daughter and family to reflect and grow. During your child’s stay, they can participate in therapeutic activities, coed sports, scavenger hunts, hiking, swimming, frisbee golf, movie nights, arts and crafts, and more.  

For adolescent and teen girls and boys struggling with school refusal, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and other mental health issues, the earlier they’re diagnosed, the more effective inpatient treatment can be. Identifying behaviors and symptoms early on and getting help, including specialized care, can prevent further and more severe problems from developing as your child enters adulthood.  

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Tour Our Residential Treatment Center in Missouri

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

At our Missouri residential center, we believe that substance abuse and substance addiction co-occur alongside many mental health struggles. With that in mind, our program helps adolescents and teens understand how to navigate difficult drug and alcohol issues while also overcoming mental illnesses. Our treatment options include self-management and recovery training (SMART), substance abuse recovery, substance abuse counseling, recovery groups, and substance abuse education.  

Conditions We Treat

Inpatient Treatment and Therapies Offered

Our program’s mental health services are highly recognized. Specialized inpatient treatments and areas of focus at our Missouri location include: 

Insurance Reimbursement

Short-term residential treatment at our facility is frequently reimbursed by insurance plans. To determine if your insurance plan will cover the cost of inpatient care, contact our team or fill out ourinsurance verification form. We’ll work with your insurance company for free to help you understand your benefits. Let us help you demystify insurance coverage for short-term residential treatment. 

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A Day at Our Missouri Treatment Program

Our treatment center offers a structured, supportive learning environment designed to promote healing, self-care, and emotional wellness. The schedule for youths at our Missouri residential facility includes mental health and daily living activities, individual and group therapy, exercise, and meals. This approach, in combination with family therapy, is designed to build confidence, strengthen relationships, and improve social-emotional functioning. 

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Group Therapy

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Rec Activities

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Evening Routine

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Our Therapeutic Activities in the Ozark State

In addition to traditional therapy methods, our residential treatment center’s beautiful location next to the Missouri River will allow your adolescent or teen to participate in therapeutic and experiential activities like rock climbing and hiking. We also offer therapeutic trips to Kansas City for parent weekends, a color run 5K, Kansas City Royals baseball games, and talent shows. These activities will help your child learn how to apply the skills learned at the program in real-world environments while also learning healthy and appropriate ways to enjoy life. 

All activities at our inpatient facility fall within one of the five domains of functioning: social functioning, emotional functioning, intellectual functioning, physical functioning, and spiritual functioning. Participating in each of these five domains can help adolescents and teens learn how proactive activities can improve mental health.  

Here are some examples of activities adolescents and teens can participate in at our Missouri treatment center: 

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Music Class 

Arts and crafts 


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Service projects 

Talent shows 

Trivia night 

Game night 

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Spiritual retreats 

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Strength training 





Frisbee golf 





Nerf wars 

Gaga ball 

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Movie theaters 

Cultural events 

Culinary class 

Automotive class 

Trade skills class 

We Serve Families Across the Country

Our residential treatment center offers coed short-term care and support for adolescent and teen girls and boys who may be struggling with mental health issues in Missouri and across the country. Our clinicians provide customized behavioral health treatment using evidence-based methods. Youths at our residential facility are treated for mental health issues like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder in a nurturing, restorative environment in Missouri so they can overcome behavioral health issues that may be affecting their everyday life. 

Our short-term care typically lasts around 90 days. Adolescents and teens best suited for our residential treatment center often come to our Missouri location from another program or an unsuccessful living environment, seeking 24-hour care. At our trusted therapeutic facility, we provide empathetic and supportive inpatient treatment so your child can overcome mental health challenges like anxiety and depression. They’ll learn how to better manage their daily life tasks and make healthy lifestyle changes. 

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Embark Residential Treatment in Missouri: FAQ

During short-term care, adolescents and teens will live at our beautiful residential treatment center in Missouri and participate in activities centered around treating mental health conditions and healing. Some of the benefits of short-term care at Embark are that it’s more affordable than long-term care, the shorter care we provide means teens and adolescents can more quickly transition back into life at home, and it’s frequently reimbursed by insurance. 

The main differences between our short-term care and a typical inpatient treatment program are the treatment environment and length of stay. Our beautiful location in Missouri provides adolescents and teens with residential treatment in a healing, nurturing setting and a schedule that mirrors home life but with therapy mixed in throughout the day. Inpatient treatment usually takes place in a hospital environment. Our facility also provides a longer treatment time, lasting around 90 days on average compared to an inpatient hospitalization stay that often lasts for several days. 

The length of treatment differs for each adolescent and teen, but on average, short-term treatment at our Missouri facility lasts around 90 days. 

Youths from all over the United States can come to our inpatient facility in Missouri for the intensive 24-hour care it can provide for a wide range of mental health and substance abuse issues. For adolescents and teens who have safety issues or a lack of support at home or who need a high level of care after an inpatient hospitalization or outpatient treatment, our facility can be a good option. 

Our residential treatment is necessary when your adolescent or teen’s mental health needs are too great for outpatient care or when they’re stepping down in treatment intensity, for example from an inpatient hospitalization program. Short-term care can also be a good option if someone feels unsafe at home or is trying to break out of a negative daily routine. 



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A Continuum of Mental Health Care Offered Across the U.S.

If short-term residential programs don’t offer the level of care your adolescent or teen needs, Embark Behavioral Health offers a range of exceptional treatment and therapy options across the United States. 

From virtual counseling to outpatient therapy, our robust continuum of care will provide the right level of treatment to help your child overcome difficult mental health challenges.    

Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how they’re changing the lives of adolescents, teens, and young adults across the U.S., helping them embrace a fulfilling and purposeful future.   

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Embark Behavioral Health in Missouri

3205 N Twyman Rd,

Independence, MO 64058

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