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Get Back the Teen You Know &

Love Right Now

Ozark Trails is a residential treatment program providing outstanding clinical therapy, incredible academic learning, and amazing outdoor responsibility and adventure for teen girls and boys, ages 12-17, who are looking for help and need to discover real change.  We provide family focused and individual treatment care by licensed clinical therapists.

An Affordable Residential Treatment Center for

Struggling Teens


Ozark Trails Academy accepts students year-round and is licensed to provide all levels of therapeutic care for youth, ages 12-17, with mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems.

Ozark Trails Academy is a residential treatment center for troubled teens boys and girls ages 12-17, who are experiencing future-impacting relational or emotional difficulties brought on by trauma. Limiting our care to 24 teens allows for more attention to be given to each struggling child by our three licensed therapists and several trained staff. An individualized clinical therapy plan and family focused care helps our students move to a better place mentally and emotionally in a much shorter period of time, alleviating the difficulties and broken relationships they are currently experiencing. Our residential treatment center helps struggling teens find positive new ways to manage life’s obstacles and traumas that have strained their well-being and relationships in the past.

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

The Ozark Trails Mission for

Struggling Teens

“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

The Finest Clinical Care with Exciting

Outdoor Adventures for Troubled Teens

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.

What We Do


Outstanding Clinical Therapy

We do individual, group, family, equine therapy & 12-step health.


Incredible Academic Learning

Online education program through Willow Springs School District (WSSD), Missouri Course Access Virtual School Program (MOCAP) and LAUNCH, which is a MOCAP provider.


Amazing Outdoor Responsibility & Adventure

A unique natural setting that enhances therapeutic effects for each teen.


What therapies are used?

  • Brain Mapping
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Trauma informed-CBT
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Horticulture Therapy
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Parelli Horsemanship Therapy
  • Music and Art Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Strength-based Therapy
  • Solutions Focused Therapy
  • Problem-solving Therapy
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy

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?

We try and commit parents to a minimum of 10 months of treatment with us but sometimes can be as long as 2-3 years.

How can I pay for treatment?

Insurance, cash, check, and we have banks who will work with us also in loans for pay for treatment as well.

What payment methods are accepted?

Cash, credit card, checks, Venmo, PayPal.

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  • endorsements
    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 directory 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.”