Comprehensive care for adolescents aged 12–17

Programs for Troubled Youth in Meridian

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A supportive and caring atmosphere

Experts in adolescent mental health

Learn strategies that boost psychological well-being

At Avery’s House, we know that every teen has their own unique stories, struggles, and strengths, which is why we tailor our programs for troubled youth to address the specific needs of every individual in our care. Our dedicated team of adolescent mental health experts brings not only in-depth knowledge but empathy and understanding to their work. This combination of expertise and genuine compassion creates a foundation of trust, making it easier for teens to communicate authentically.

Three factors that ensure a successful recovery journey 

Some programs for troubled teens miss the mark by discounting elements critical for effective treatment. This oversight can make it difficult for adolescents to overcome mental health challenges. At Avery’s House, we don’t make this mistake. To enhance the likelihood of a successful recovery, we’ve integrated three fundamental elements into our residential treatment program:

Family Involvement

  • Acknowledging its critical role in recovery, we actively promote family involvement throughout treatment. Our approach includes family therapy sessions and regular progress updates. It also incorporates meticulous aftercare planning, which helps facilitate a smooth transition back to home life.

Academic Support

  • We offer an extensive array of educational services to ensure teens keep up with their schoolwork—even during treatment. This includes help with getting assignments done on time, one-on-one tutoring, and training in strategies for managing academic workloads without feeling overwhelmed.

Medication Management

  • Recognizing that some teens require more than therapy to effectively manage their mental health challenges, we offer comprehensive medication management for those who need it. We ensure that every prescription is tailored to meet the unique needs of each teen, accurately dispensed, and closely monitored.

Family Involvement

  • Acknowledging its critical role in recovery, we actively promote family involvement throughout treatment. Our approach includes family therapy sessions and regular progress updates. It also incorporates meticulous aftercare planning, which helps facilitate a smooth transition back to home life.

Academic Support

  • We offer an extensive array of educational services to ensure teens keep up with their schoolwork—even during treatment. This includes help with getting assignments done on time, one-on-one tutoring, and training in strategies for managing academic workloads without feeling overwhelmed.

Medication Management

  • Recognizing that some teens require more than therapy to effectively manage their mental health challenges, we offer comprehensive medication management for those who need it. We ensure that every prescription is tailored to meet the unique needs of each teen, accurately dispensed, and closely monitored.

Additional services

At Avery’s House, we offer an array of specialized services aimed at enhancing the mental well-being of teens:

  • Child psychologist services
  • Weekly individual sessions
  • Case management
  • Art and music therapies
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Community-based activities
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Outpatient services
  • Aftercare planning
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Director of Community Relations

In our residential programs for troubled teens, we offer specialized clinical support for a broad spectrum of behavioral and mental health issues, including 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal and self-harm thoughts
  • Bullying and victimization
  • ADHD and other attention difficulties
  • Substance use disorders
  • Trauma and adverse life experiences
  • Family and relationship problems

Note: There are a few conditions that Avery’s House is not equipped to handle. Unfortunately, we can’t offer treatment for teens with a history of arson or other serious crimes, severe substance abuse, aggressive behavior, significant sexual issues, or other extreme diagnoses.

A home-like atmosphere that’s safe and nurturing


Thinking about residential treatment for your teen? If so, it’s only natural to be worried about how they’ll handle being away from home. After all, keeping their kid safe and happy is a significant concern for any parent. That’s why at Avery’s House, we’re committed to providing your child with a nurturing and secure environment. Here are some ways we make that happen:

Close to Home

  • Located in Boise, our facility is conveniently located for Meridian families, ensuring that visits and check-ins with your teen are stress free. There’s comfort in knowing that your teen is nearby, receiving the quality care and support they need.

A Safe Haven

  • Avery’s House offers teens much-needed respite from everyday pressures. In this supportive setting, we provide your adolescent with vital coping strategies, enabling them to navigate life’s complexities with increased confidence and clearer understanding.

A Comforting Alternative

  • At Avery’s House, we’ve created a nurturing environment specifically designed for teens. With its home-like atmosphere, our facility is a less intimidating and more comforting alternative to traditional treatment options.

Close to Home

  • Located in Boise, our facility is conveniently located for Meridian families, ensuring that visits and check-ins with your teen are stress free. There’s comfort in knowing that your teen is nearby, receiving the quality care and support they need.

A Safe Haven

  • Avery’s House offers teens much-needed respite from everyday pressures. In this supportive setting, we provide your adolescent with vital coping strategies, enabling them to navigate life’s complexities with increased confidence and clearer understanding.

A Comforting Alternative

  • At Avery’s House, we’ve created a nurturing environment specifically designed for teens. With its home-like atmosphere, our facility is a less intimidating and more comforting alternative to traditional treatment options.

Our troubled teens program is an excellent fit for adolescents who…

  • Recently completed a psychiatric stabilization program in an inpatient setting (such as a hospital)
  • Need a temporary break from familiar surroundings to concentrate on recovery
  • Tried day treatment or outpatient programs but required more support

Committed to your teen’s mental well-being

At Avery’s House, we’re deeply proud of our team. They’re not only first-rate mental health professionals with a proven track record of successfully treating adolescents but also profoundly compassionate. You can trust our staff to put your child’s needs first and provide high-quality care all day, every day. 

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Get help from troubled teen programs near Meridian

If you’re a parent or guardian of a teen struggling with mental health issues, you’re not alone. Support is closer than you think. At Avery’s House in Boise, our programs for troubled youth boost mental well-being by

  • Providing teens with essential skills to confidently tackle life’s challenges
  • Teaching family members strategies for supporting their loved one on their recovery journey
  • Helping teens build healthy habits that form the foundation of a happier, more fulfilling life
  • Boosting self-esteem by emphasizing the importance of self-care
  • Delivering comprehensive treatment for trauma and other mental health conditions

Access affordable troubled youth programs with insurance 

We get that the cost of mental health treatment can be a big worry for families. That’s why we’ve teamed up with most major insurance providers to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. Click the button to the right to see if you’re covered.