Does It Work?

The most common question we get at Tamarack is the question “Does your program work? We answer that question with an enthusiastic “Yes.”

Tamarack’s program provides a wide variety of services, all at given points in time, to improve a young person’s situation and to provide them tools for effective living once they leave the Center. Different kids respond differently to the many services, so we pay particularly close attention to what works well for each individual. For some kids the medication management, along with a structured and predictable environment, has a long lasting beneficial effect. Other kids seem to gain from the skills associated with DBT and the social skills acquired when living in an environment with other adolescents. Our recreation activities often provide an opportunity as well as a plan for successful living in a stressful world. Certainly our emphasis on family and individual therapy pave the way for permanent improvement in the most important human relationships.

Our Program Includes

Our innovative process helps young adults break the cycle and lead healthy, productive lives.
Structured Schedule

Structured Schedule

Adolescents thrive on a schedule. We plan everything from meals to recreational time, snacks to therapy for a routine your child can depend on.


Our teachers coordinate with student’s home districts to assure an academically appropriate education and ensure their education is up to date.


We provide residents with the opportunity for physical activity and for learning new skills for their minds and bodies.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Evidence-based therapy teaches mindfulness, tolerance, and emotional regulation.

Treatment Team

The entire facility is dedicated to your adolescent’s well-being and care.

Family Participation

You are a key player in your child’s treatment, and we want you to be involved throughout the process.

We combine evidence-based treatment with a holistic approach to healing to help your child achieve their potential.

When you combine all of these treatment modalities at once, delivered by a highly trained and empathic professional staff, the result is most often is very rewarding. Tamarack Center keeps data on many different kinds of details and uses this data to improve services when we see an opportunity to improve. Overall, the clinical treatment and time spent at Tamarack enables us to very confidently say that, yes, residential treatment is an effective treatment intervention.

Experts in Guiding Troubled Youth

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Bringing Families Back Together

We help teens find their way back from the self-destructive cycle.

Some children struggle with the challenges of being an adolescent. We use compassion and evidence-based techniques to help through these challenges – and you’re with us every step of the way.


Hear what others have to say about our facility and how they benefited from the Tamarack Center.

The best place i’ve ever lived at. The staff and everyone are very, very awesome people. Their all so caring, nice and funny….very funny staff there.

Alun G.

The Tamarac Center proved to be a beneficial asset to the growth of a young woman in their care. They were sympathetic yet therapeutic to her needs and helped to build the necessary skills to move on into the next chapter of her life.

I can’t say the same about the health care providers (insurance companies) canceling coverage, refusing to cover, and just plain ignoring the concerns of the covered recipients. (tri-care)

Terry D.

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