Residential Treatment

Florence Crittenton’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)

Florence Crittenton’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) provides 24/7 therapeutic treatment for youth assigned female at birth with mental health disorders and/or high-risk behaviors.


Florence Crittenton PRTF program serves youth ages 13 to 18 assigned female at birth with mental health disorders, substance abuse, and/or high-risk behaviors requiring a structured and nurturing environment with active psychiatric treatment. Residents have often had multiple acute needs and have struggled to find their potential at lower levels of care thus leaving families feeling overwhelmed. Residents may struggle with keeping themselves safe, interacting in the community, attachment in the family, and/or performance in school.  These difficulties are often the result of past trauma, strong feelings of anger, sadness, loss, or anxiety that becomes overwhelming.  The goal of participating in a treatment program is to promote not only symptom reduction, but also address the core issues that led to such distress.  Residents are empowered to learn new skills, find their strengths, and achieve long term goals—shifting their focus from surviving to thriving.


In residential treatment, all aspects of the day are considered a purposeful part of the therapeutic process. Treatment occurs across environments to allow residents the opportunity to practice in the agency, community, and home. Residents are offered interventions to support the following goals of treatment:

  • Establish safety
  • Calm the overactive stress responses and expand the window of tolerance
  • Build insight to better understand behaviors and patterns of responding
  • Develop a more favorable view of self and others
  • Reduce shame
  • Replace old patterns of coping with new skills

Treatment Services

• Treatment Planning
• Safety Planning
• Individual Therapy
• Family Therapy
• *Group Therapy- see next accordion item
• Milieu Treatment
• Medication Management
• Health Care Services
• Educational Services
• Treatment for Risky Behaviors
• Activity Therapy
• Nervous System Health (Strengthening the Parasympathetic Nervous System)
• Building Mastery
• Engaging Supportive Relationships


o Unit Gatherings (Morning Goals Group, Afternoon Check-in, Evening Reflection)
o DBT Skills Group
o Community Living Group
o Art of Yoga
o Safety First Group (Physical, Social, Psychological, and Moral Safety)
o Inside Out Group
o Adaptive Behaviors Group
o Sleep on It Group
o Expressive Arts Groups
o Self-Compassion Group
o Grief and Loss Group
o Pet Therapy

specialized treatment approaches

At Florence Crittenton our staff are trained in specialized treatment approaches including:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Yoga Therapy and Art of Yoga
  • Play Therapy
  • CBT-I Sleep Health (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Insomnia)
  • TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)
  • Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Practices with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients