Therapeutic Residential Treatment

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herapeutic Residential Treatment


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Therapeutic Residential Treatment Program – Marygrove is one of the largest therapeutic residential treatment programs in the region serving children, adolescents and families from over 120 counties in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Six residential “cottages” – Willowood, Evergreen, Rosewood, Aspen, Cedar and Cypress – provide a safe and stable living environment while youth receive help to manage emotional and behavioral issues that often stem from a history of abuse, neglect or other early traumas and learn skills that will help them be their best possible selves.

The treatment team consists of a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse practitioner, teacher, recreation therapists, case managers, residential technicians and masters level licensed therapists trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and other specialized therapies. An individualized treatment plan is created to address each child’s psycho-social and educational needs.

Recreation Therapy is an essential part of the program of treatment at Marygrove since some children cannot often express their inner thoughts and feelings through normal conversational methods. Marygrove’s staff has learned that programmed activities, including art and sports, provide a vehicle for treatment and care. Residents’ participation in sports, fitness exercises and arts and crafts classes leads to significant progress toward their goals. Self-esteem, values and discipline are all a part of the learning process.

Marygrove Mentors have the important role of reaffirming what we try to instill in each of the over 200 young people we care for each day…that they are unique, worthy of people caring about them and they are not alone in their journey in becoming their best possible self. The rewards of mentoring are significant! You join a community of individuals – other mentors – who will share ideas and experiences. Mentoring is fun, but most importantly, it provides the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve had a real and lasting impact during a formative time in a child’s life. For information on becoming a Marygrove Mentor, please click here.

For placement or admission:

Residential Treatment – contact Michelle Koerner at 314-830-6202 or mkoerner@mgstl.org  (after-hours/emergency placement 314-830-6272)