Inpatient Mental Health Facilities in Southern Oregon Offering Residential Treatment

Our inpatient mental health facilities in Klamath Falls, Oregon offer healing, nurturing treatment that helps teens and young adults struggling with mental health issues. From 30-acre ranches to healing residential homes in the city, our Klamath Falls, Oregon programs provide a peaceful, serene setting for your family members to reflect and grow.

For youth of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and other mental health issues, the earlier they’re diagnosed, the more effective inpatient treatment can be. Identifying those behaviors and symptoms early and getting help, including specialized treatment, can prevent further and more severe problems from developing later.

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Tour Our Oregon Treatment Centers

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Mental Health Treatment

Anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, and young people are at risk today more than ever before. Too many adolescents and teens in and near Oregon go through life struggling with these and other mental health issues.  It doesn’t have to be this way. 

Conditions We Treat

Inpatient Treatment and Therapies Offered

The mental health services at our facilities are highly recognized. Specialized inpatient treatments and areas of focus at our Southern Oregon locations include:

Insurance Reimbursement

Residential treatment at our facilities 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 our verification form. We’ll work with your insurance company for free to help you understand your benefits.

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We Serve Families Across the Country

Our treatment centers offer coed residential care and support for teens and young adults who may be struggling with behavioral health issues. With inpatient facilities located within and just outside of Klamath Falls, we’re proud to offer teens, young adults, and families in Oregon and around the country customized mental health treatment from clinicians who use evidence-based methods.

Youth receiving help for mental health issues like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more at our facilities can find healing, nurturing care that can help them create lives filled with joy.

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A Day at Our Oregon Residential Programs

Our residential treatment centers offer a structured, supportive environment designed to promote healing, self-care, and emotional wellness. The schedule for clients at our Oregon facilities 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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Therapeutic Activities at Oregon Treatment Center

In addition to traditional therapy methods, our Oregon inpatient mental health facilities allow teens and young adults to participate in therapeutic and experiential activities like horticulture therapy, sensory activities, walking/hiking, and growing/gardening with all organic foods.

Here are some examples of activities teens and young adults can participate in at our Southern Oregon residential programs:

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Animal interactions


Music therapy 


Horticultural therapy 

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Service projects 



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Cultural events 

Attending plays 

Improv workshops 

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Oregon Residential Treatment Centers FAQ

During residential care at our Oregon facilities, youth maintain a shared schedule designed to help heal mental health issues. On a typical day, they’ll wake up at the same time, eat a healthy breakfast, do yoga or meditate, participate in a range of group and individual therapies, take part in therapeutic activities like horticultural therapies, gardening, and hiking, and wind down at night with a nutritious dinner and group support. This shared schedule provides 24 hours of care so that teens and young adults can learn healthy ways of living and overcome difficult mental health issues.

The difference between a typical inpatient treatment program and residential treatment at our programs is the environment. While a typical inpatient facility has a hospitalization environment, our centers provide nurturing, healing environments in beautiful Southern Oregon where teens and young adults can work through difficult mental health issues.

The length of treatment differs for each adolescent and teen, but on average residential treatment at our Oregon programs lasts around 90 days.

Youth seek out residential treatment at Oregon facilities due to the intensive 24-hour care they can provide for a wide range of mental health issues. For teens and young adults 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 residential programs can be a good option.

Residential care at our Oregon treatment centers can be necessary when a youth’s mental health needs are too great for an outpatient center or when they’re stepping down a level of care from a hospitalization program. It can also be a good option if someone feels unsafe at home or is trying to break out of a negative daily routine.

It can be hard for teens and young adults to think about or accept going to a residential treatment center to address their difficult mental health issues. Help motivate your child to embrace this type of treatment by asking open-ended questions about their situation and how this experience could improve it. Reassure them you’ll provide support by participating in family therapy during their stay and maintaining regular communication with them while they’re at the facility. Share success stories from residential treatment programs. We’re happy to provide a few testimonials from our Embark locations.

Transitional Living at Dragonfly Transitions

If a residential treatment center isn’t right for your teen or young adult, check out Dragonfly Transitions. Located an hour away from Dragonfly’s residential programs, our transitional living program in Ashland, Oregon provides 6-12 month-long behavioral health treatment that helps young adults find balance and consistency in their education, employment, fitness, nutrition, relationships, and independent living skills.

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

Multicultural Family Success Adolescent Teen Anxiety Treatment Embark Behavioral Health

If 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 intensive outpatient programs 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

311 N. 9th Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601


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Meet the Team

Anthony Liufau, LPC

Position: Clinical Director
Anthony is very proud of his Samoan culture and upbringing, and comes from a huge immediate and extended family.  Born in Southern California and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Anthony relocated to Ashland after high school and has made Southern Oregon his home for most of the last 20 years.  Anthony enjoys traveling and considers himself a foodie; but much of his energy these days is geared towards being a father to his son and spending quality time with family members across the USA. In 2008, Anthony received a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology/Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.  Prior to this, Anthony had traveled abroad to the University of Guam as an undergraduate for his Junior year; where he was also afforded an opportunity to travel to various countries in Asia too.  Anthony believes that this experience, coupled with his rich cultural upbringing while living in the USA has really contributed to his seamless ability to get along with just about anybody; especially because he finds the variety of differences that exist amongst people fascinating. In the mental health field, Anthony began work as a part time behavioral health specialist for several years before landing an internship and employment opportunity as a Mental Health therapist with the Veterans Health Administration(VHA) in White City, OR.  After 7 years in White City, he took an opportunity to relocate/transfer to the Anchorage, Alaska VHA as a residential Mental Health therapist there for 2 more years before moving back to Southern Oregon in September 2017.  Anthony was a therapist, quality assurance manager and director for a local non-profit agency for the last four years before becoming a Clinical Director with DragonFly Transitions in February 2022.

Anthony Liufau, LPC

Clinical Director

Anthony is very proud of his Samoan culture and upbringing,...

Elias Ayala, MSW

Position: Primary Therapist
Elias comes from an honorable 24 years of military background serving in the U.S. Marine Corps & retiring from the U.S. Air-force. His goal is to bring awareness of the mental health crisis and breakdown the stigma that has been instilled in our society, preventing us from seeking help when the season arrives w/our mental health needs. Elias uses a client-centered approach, motivational interviewing, cognitive Behavior Therapy, and solution-focused therapy to encourage his clients to identify the strengths that lie within them. While stationed in Puerto Rico, Elias obtained his Bachelors of Nursing at the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico (Metro campus). He later attended Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas where he earned a Masters in Social Work with a specialization of “Service to Hispanic Children and Families.” When he is not working, you can find him riding the waves of the ocean or snow dust from the mountains. Additionally, he enjoys jogging, gardening, and exploring new places to eat.

Elias Ayala, MSW

Primary Therapist

Elias comes from an honorable 24 years of military background...

Kelly Elliott, MSW, LCSW

Position: Clinical Consultant
Kelly is a graduate of Portland State University with a Master’s in Social Work. She obtained her undergraduate degrees at the Oregon Institute of Technology, with a BS in Applied Psychology, BS in Communication Studies, and a Dispute Resolution Certificate. Kelly has completed additional graduate coursework in Behavior Analysis. Kelly has a small community private practice in addition to the work she does at Dragonfly. The Oregon Air National Guard brought Kelly and her husband, Jeff to Klamath Falls in 1987 where they have raised a large family and currently enjoy being grandparents. Kelly provided foster care in Klamath County for 23 years for high-risk infants and currently has a graduate certificate in Providing Therapy to Foster and Adoptive Families. She has extensive knowledge in adoption issues, both international and domestic. Her background is in attachment theory, and she believes that all members of the family need to work together to create a functioning system. Kelly has been a part of the Dragonfly Community since 2003 in a variety of roles. She began as a mentor and went on to complete her extern requirements for graduate school. She assisted in creating various policy and procedure manuals, worked in admissions, provided therapy, behavior support and medication management. When she is not working or spending time with her family, Kelly likes to attend ballet, tap, jazz, or modern dance classes.

Kelly Elliott, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Consultant

Kelly is a graduate of Portland State University with a...

Summer Hornbeck, MAT

Position: Enrollment Director

Summer Hornbeck, MAT

Enrollment Director

Michelle Hall, MS, Master of Science in Leadership

Position: Executive Director- Dragonfly
Michelle Hall is the Executive Director for Dragonfly Transitions, a program with three campuses for young adults in Southern Oregon. She brings over 25 years of leadership, operations, and customer service management experience to her role from a variety of organizations, including Apple, REI, and Target. She received her B.S. in Management from Bellevue University and her M.S. in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University as well as continuing education in hospitality, operations, and human resources. She brings her passion for growth and life-long learning to the Dragonfly team. Michelle loves working with the team, partners, families, and students to strategize ways to grow and improve the program and feels privileged to be a part of such a purpose-driven organization with Embark Behavioral Health. Leveraging her training in project management, customer service, and instructional design, she has a solid track record for creating developmental programs and strategies that help teams deliver their best work. As a parent to two young adults, she brings a personal connection to the work as well as her professional experience. An avid reader, runner, hiker, and traveler, you can find her exploring the outdoors when she is not working, spending quality time with her family, watching baseball (go Cubbies!), or reading a book.

Michelle Hall, MS, Master of Science in Leadership

Executive Director- Dragonfly

Michelle Hall is the Executive Director for Dragonfly Transitions, a...

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Dr. William Bunn, D.O

Position: Psychiatrist & Clinical Consultant
Dr. Bunn earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University in English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric. Prior to Medical School he was a full-time English instructor at BYU and was honored as a Meyhew Teaching Award Finalist. Dr. Bunn has written publications in the area of doctor-patient communications and medical education. His most recently published article discusses how to help medical students develop more empathy for the mentally ill. Dr. Bunn attended medical school at Des Moines University with clinical training at Ohio University. His psychiatry training was completed at the University of Utah, where he received outstanding Junior and Senior Resident Awards and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently provides psychiatric care for a number of organizations including the BYU Student Health Center, UVRMC, Universal Health Systems, and Innerchange. In addition to this, he is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Dr. Bunn takes a conservative approach to medication management.
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Dr. William Bunn, D.O

Psychiatrist & Clinical Consultant

Dr. Bunn earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young...