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Clinical Care for Troubled Teens

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Ozark Trails is a JOINT COMMISSION certified residential treatment program providing outstanding clinical therapy, exceptional academic learning, and amazing outdoor adventures for struggling teen girls and boys, ages 13-19, who need a transformation in their attitudes, behaviors, and motivations.  We provide year-round, individual treatment by licensed clinical therapists. This program is an excellent opportunity to make an impact on your teen for a lifetime.

“Ozark Expeditions” Therapy

Ozark Expeditions is a weekend adventure learning program where students learn primitive skills that connect the body and mind and promote personal healing.

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An Affordable Residential Treatment Center for

Struggling Teens

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Ozark Trails Academy accepts students year-round and is licensed to provide all levels of therapeutic care for youth, ages 13-19, with mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems.

Ozark Trails Academy is a residential treatment center for troubled teen boys and girls experiencing future-impacting relational or emotional difficulties brought on by trauma, Ozark Trails Academy limits our care to 24 teens allowing for more attention to be given to each struggling teen by our three licensed therapists and several trained staff. An individualized clinical therapy plan and family-focused care help our students move to a better place mentally and emotionally in a much shorter period, alleviating the difficulties and broken relationships they are experiencing. Our residential treatment center helps troubled teens find positive new ways to manage life’s obstacles and traumas that are impacting their well-being, relationships, and their future.

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Carefully selective with outdoor adventure, outstanding therapy and solid academics.

The Ozark Trails Mission for

Struggling Teens

Jones“In order for real healing change to occur, we have to reach teen hearts. Outdoor activities are a backdrop to breakthrough therapy provided by such methods as equine therapy, farming, wilderness adventure, and so much more at Ozark Trails.”

Richard Jones
Executive Director

Therapy to Get Back The Teen You Know

Highly Focused Clinical Program

Family-focused with individualized care, Ozark Trails rests on 750 acres including horses, chickens, farming, rafting,
spelunking, rock climbing, hiking, wilderness learning, and so much more.

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Outstanding Clinical Therapy

Therapy includes individual, group, family, equine therapy.

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Incredible Academic Program

Our focus, and your child’s, will be on achieving academic success.

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Amazing Outdoor Experiential Learning

Our awesome campus and the wilderness trips facilitate healing.

SEE ALSO:  Our Young Adult Treatment Program

Mental Health Care for Men & Women Ages 18-21 

The Finest Clinical Care with Exciting Outdoor Adventures for Young Adults 

With years of experience working with troubled teens suffering from mental and emotional issues, the trained staff and clinical therapists at Ozark Trails Academy now offer a ground-breaking new program for young adults ages 18-21.

Clinical Therapy for Teenagers
Frequently Asked Questions

What therapies are used?

Are parents and family members involved in the therapy?

We are family-focused, with individual treatment for each student. Parents and family members are very much involved in therapy and are encouraged to be as involved as possible. Anyone who is a part of the student’s support is someone that we want to be included in therapy.

How long does the therapeutic program last?

Treatment is dependent on how quickly the child gets with the program, usually ten months or longer.

How can I pay for treatment?

Insurance, cash, or a loan (several banks work with our parents to help them cover treatment costs).

What payment methods are accepted?

Cash, credit card, checks, Venmo, PayPal.

IOP and PHP at Ozark

“For the first time in forever, I feel comfortable with who I am!”

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    Missouri State Representative
    David P. Evans

    “The Ozark Trails Academy program is one of the best I’ve seen, after my time serving as a juvenile court trial judge for over 25 years. The director and founder, Richard Jones, started the program because he cares deeply about helping kids achieve lifetime success. I would not hesitate to refer family and friends to Ozark Trails Academy.”


Also Check Out Our Sister Program in Utah: Stillwater Academy

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