Embark Behavioral Health in Marion, Montana
A Premier Inpatient Mental Health Facility in Montana
Our inpatient mental health facility in Marion, Montana, offers short-term residential treatment perfect for adolescents and teens struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse issues. Our program’s 500-acre ranch in the breathtaking mountains of Montana provides a peaceful, serene setting for your son, daughter, and family to reflect and grow. This campus-based location, next to the Pleasant Valley Fisher River, features outdoor therapeutic activities, dorm living, a weight and fitness room, yoga, an indoor basketball court, 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 concerning behaviors and symptoms early on and implementing a course of care and specialized treatment can prevent further and more severe problems from developing as youths grow into adults.
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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment at Our Montana Facility
At our program, we believe that substance abuse and substance addiction co-occur alongside many mental health issues. For troubled adolescents and teens struggling with these challenges, our inpatient facility offers substance abuse counseling through recovery programs that provide simultaneous education and recovery for addictions that develop alongside mental illnesses. Our inpatient behavioral health and substance abuse treatment options help adolescents and teens understand how to navigate their way through difficult drug and alcohol issues while overcoming conditions like anxiety and depression.
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Inpatient Treatment and Therapies Offered
Our facility's mental health services are highly recognized. Specialized inpatient treatments and areas of focus at our Montana location include:
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT)
- Self-management and recovery training (SMART)
- Experiential therapy
- Substance abuse recovery
- Recovery groups
- Substance abuse education
- Substance abuse counseling
Short-term residential treatment at our facility is frequently reimbursed by insurance plans. To determine if your plan will cover the cost of inpatient care, contact our team or fill out our insurance 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.
Short-Term Residential Treatment Serving Youths From Montana and Across the Country
Our treatment center offers coed short-term residential care and support for adolescents and teens who may be struggling with behavioral health issues. Our inpatient facility is proud to offer youths and families in Montana and around the country customized mental health treatment from clinicians who use evidence-based methods. Adolescents and teens enrolled in our program are provided with care for issues like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more in a healing, nurturing environment so they can overcome the challenges that may be affecting their everyday lives.
A Day at Our Inpatient Program
Our treatment center offers a structured, supportive learning environment designed to promote healing, self-care, and emotional wellness. The schedule for youths enrolled in our Montana 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.
Therapeutic and Adventure Therapy Activities
In addition to traditional therapy methods, our residential treatment center’s beautiful location near Whitefish, Montana, will allow your adolescent or teen to participate in therapeutic and experiential activities like rock climbing and hiking. We also offer therapeutic trips to picturesque areas such as Glacier National Park, a short two-hour drive from our program. These activities will help your child learn how to apply the skills learned on campus in real-world environments while also learning healthy and appropriate ways to enjoy life.
Here are some examples of activities adolescents and teens can participate in at our Montana location:
Band and music production
White water rafting
State park outdoor activities
Snowboarding and skiing
Embark Inpatient Program in Montana FAQ
During short-term residential treatment, at our beautiful center in Montana, adolescents and teens will participate in a schedule of 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 90-day average length of stay means young people 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 Marion 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 care at our Montana center lasts around 90 days.
Adolescents and teens from all over the United States can come to our beautiful facility for the intensive 24-hour care it can provide for a wide range of mental health and substance abuse issues. For youths 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 short-term residential treatment center 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.
It can be hard for adolescents and teens to think about or accept going to a short-term 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 short-term residential treatment programs. We’re happy to provide a few testimonials from our Embark locations.
MS Experiential Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN BS Outdoor Recreation, Unity College, MEPrior to assuming the role as Executive Director at Embark at Flathead Valley, David served as Director of Outreach for six years. David has been working in the therapeutic field for over twenty years. He began his career in wilderness therapy in the mid-1990’s and has since worked with adolescents, young adults and their families in a variety of contexts. Over the years, David has balanced his therapeutic work with a healthy tenure of recreational guiding including whitewater rafting, kayaking, and fly fishing. David has been with Embark at Flathead Valley since the Spring of 2016. What makes you happy about working at Embark at Flathead Valley? Working with young folks has always been my passion. Regardless of the context, I enjoy the perspective of young folks and enjoy encouraging them to see a world full of opportunity. What are your interests outside of work? In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys doing all of the outdoor activities Montana has to offer.
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University Emphasis in Child & Adolescent DevelopmentSince the beginning of her career, Lynn has been focused on child and adolescent development. She specializes in psychological assessment, differential diagnosis, and trauma-informed care, in addition to having specific training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, parent-child psychotherapy, and suicide assessment. Lynn uses a strength-based approach to meet the individual needs of neurodiverse learners who may also experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, substance abuse or other forms of maladaptive coping. Lynn focuses on the importance of developing authentic relationships to strengthen personal character, purpose, and emotional maturity. She appreciates the challenge of understanding each student’s unique life story and uses her optimism, passion, humor, and kindness to help find the key components that can support students in building a life they want to live. What makes you happy about working at Embark at Flathead Valley? Embark at Flathead Valley provides an opportunity for me to be part of the students’ everyday routines and interactions. Seeing the students function in multiple environments allows me to build a deep understanding of their strengths and areas of need. Using that knowledge I can create growth experiences within a multidisciplinary team that can be implemented and practiced in all areas of functioning. The short-term residential environment offers a unique perspective, as a therapist, to see a student’s functioning in real-time and provide in-the-moment strategies to support the students in utilizing healthy skills. What are your interests outside of work? I love being outside; exploring and adventuring with my husband, son, and daughter. Some of our favorite activities are skiing, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and traveling. I also enjoy relaxing with a good book and learning new things.
BA Psychology, Recreation Management
Certifications: Clinical First Responder Motivational Interviewing Leave No Trace InstructorAnne Barrier started her career working with youth and their families with The North Carolina Outward Bound School: Florida At-Risk Wilderness Programs— where she worked in logistics and later as a Family Coordinator and the Admissions Specialist. During her time with Outward Bound, she gained family-centered perspectives through working with parents and teenagers together. Anne worked in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming as a Recreation Park Ranger with the Youth Conservation Corps before making her way to the Flathead Valley to work with Embark at Flathead Valley. What makes you happy about working at Embark at Flathead Valley? My favorite part of working at Embark at Flathead Valley are the moments when you get to reflect back to the students the good that you see in them and in their journey that they aren’t always seeing. “Holding the hope!” What are your interests outside of work? You can find me playing with my two miniature Australian Shepherds, Banjo and Mabel, exploring new places, fishing, playing the banjo, skiing in the snowy months, or chasing mountain streams!
Education: AAS, Office Technology, Flathead Valley Community College AA, Business Management, Flathead Valley Community College BSLS, Management and Organizational Communication, Montana State UniversityAmy has been working as a Business Administrator since before she graduated college (20+ years). Amy started as an Administrative Assistant and after 5 years, became the Business Manager and a few years after that joined the Leadership Team. What makes you happy about working at Embark at Flathead Valley? I love working in an environment where I see and feel a purpose. I love watching the transformation of the students while they are here. What are your interests outside of work? My daughter’s and I barrel race and love riding horses. We enjoy just about anything outdoors; camping and kayaking being at the top of our list.
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.
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.