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Mountain Youth Academy is a residential treatment facility for youth 5–17 years old, specializing in the treatment of childhood trauma.
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Residential Treatment

At Mountain Youth Academy, we use a trauma-based residential treatment program to address the mental health needs of children and teens. We offer a therapeutic setting to help youth address their mental health needs.

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Therapy Services

Mountain Youth Academy utilizes a number of therapies to serve our students’ unique needs. Among these include Equine Therapy, Yoga Therapy and more.

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Mountain Youth Academy operates a licensed Category I non-public school through the State Board of Education so that every child has the opportunity to reach their potential.


Mountain Youth Academy offers individualized planning and cutting-edge technology in the treatment of girls and boys ages 5–17 at our facility in the rolling hills of Tennessee, only 13 miles from the Virginia border. We are a trauma-based treatment facility treating at-risk youth with an IQ of 65 or above. We offer a therapeutic setting in a secure facility to help children and teens address their mental health needs. We also have specific treatment programs for those with intellectual disabilities. Our treatment programs utilize adolescent and child therapy in both individual and group settings as well as other treatment methods to address each individual’s mental health needs.

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In addition to our residential treatment program and educational curriculum, Mountain Youth Academy offers a few specialty programs, including neurofeedback therapy and treatment for substance use disorders.

Neurofeedback addresses numerous problems of brain dysregulation and is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum and cerebral palsy.

We also offer treatment to youth patients struggling with substance use disorder or co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.

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Patient Stories

CARF Accredited. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Licensing and Accreditation

The CARF seal of approval on our website shows that we have demonstrated compliance to the most stringent standards of performance, and we take pride in our accreditation.

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As a proud supporter of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Mountain Youth Academy provides education and resources to the communities we serve.

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Meet our Staff

Meet and learn more about the staff of talented professionals who work hard each day to ensure every student and family that comes to Mountain Youth Academy is provided the best possible experience.

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What to Bring

View our list of items to bring and not bring to find out which belongings are allowed and encouraged during residency at Mountain Youth Academy, and which belongings are best left at home.

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Kidlink Treatment Services

We are proud to be a part of the Kidlink Treatment Services network, which provides specialized treatment to children and adolescents who have not previously seen success in treatment.

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Patient Satisfaction

We value the opinions of our patients and constantly ask for their feedback. We take pride in their positive opinions and continue to seek new ways to improve the patient experience. At the time of discharge, patients rate many of our service and these scores represent a selection of those results:


Mountain Youth Academy

332 Hospital Road, Mountain City, TN 37683Contact Us