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Innercept your future!

About Innercept

Innercept is a residential program located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, designed to help struggling teens and young adults change the trajectory of their mental health utilizing an Integral Psychology approach. Offering the largest continuum of programming in the field, Innercept’s team of creative professionals provide individualized treatment plans in scenic, peaceful environments. Innercept is unique in that it is privately owned and operated, with no outside funding, and the sole program operated by the owners, one of which is a double-boarded psychiatrist.

Our student confidentiality is important to us, so those pictured on this website are not actual students.  We do not use current or past students in our online or printed materials.

Questions you may not have thought to ask when interviewing a program:

  1. Are the therapists employed fulltime by your program to focus solely on the students in your residential program?
  2. Is the MD on your website employed by the individual program fulltime, or do they also work in the community?  How long does that provider spend with your students?  How long does it take to get students seen?  Do they attend your staffing meetings each week?
  3. If the program is doing Young Adult Intensive work, how long has the program operated that phase of programming (some start and then close this portion of a program as it is a very different type of work)?  Innercept has operated this type of programming since 2004.
  4. Websites are a living document–how many staff on your website still work fulltime for the program (make sure staff are listed on a program website so you can read bios and determine level of experience and expertise)? If they are not listed, why?
  5. What is your safety record?
  6. How many staff work fulltime for the program and how are they scheduled during the day and also at night?
  7. What do you do when a crisis occurs?

Innercept's Values

  • Maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment
  • Create order out of chaos, inside and outside
  • Work hard; work together
  • Acknowledge that everyone has something to contribute; everyone has the right to be heard
  • Encourage positive communication and feedback among staff, residents, families, and neighbors
  • Encourage others to explore their dreams and actualize their potential

Treatment Approach

Based on holistic principles, the Innercept programs utilize Integral Psychology to provide a treatment approach compatible with each individual’s aptitude in mind.

Academic Planning

Tailor-made therapeutic and academic plans that are provided in a thorough, thoughtful manner as the team identifies each individual’s strengths on which they can build.


We view family support as a vital component, therefore; our parents play a large role in the treatment process.  The team works to improve the relationships between residents and their family members.  One way is through on-going phone family therapy and psycho educational work with parents.

Program Details

Adolescent, Young Adult, Young Adult Transition, Aftercare, and Stabilization Programs are designed to empower youth as they explore their role in their family, peer group, community and world.  Innercept provides a wide continuum of care, enabling residents to move into more or less structure based on functioning.

Family-style Living

Family-style living environments that are nurturing and supportive and help create a sense of “Order Out of Chaos”, which is one of the program values.

Experienced Team

Empathetic, caring professionals provide a sophisticated treatment approach while garnering input from the whole team, consisting of a multidisciplinary group of experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and others.

Specializing in:

  • Mood Disorder, Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety
  • Executive Functioning issues
  • Adoption and Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or related diagnoses
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Strained relationships with parents and authority figures
  • Decline in academic performance
  • ADD/ADHD issues
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Executive Functioning Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Negative peer Relationships
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Gaming Addictions
  • Technology Addictions

Online Reviews


An individual that may or may not have had a connection to the Innercept program but want to give an opinion.

What types of people post negative comments?

An individual that has not attended the program but wants to post on various program sites to discourage parents from sending their student to any program.
A student or parent who did not follow treatment advice and are now experiencing a time of struggle.
A student who did not finish the program and are not making healthy choices.
Disgruntled employees.

Why do some programs have negative online posts and others do not?

Large corporations spend a considerable amount of money to scrub their online reputation, while smaller companies tend to spend less time and money on addressing these posts.  Negative online reviews happen for all programs and hospitals, and those who deal with more complex psychiatric presentations tend to get more posts. Programs such as ours, where the guardians or families are often those seeing the greatest need for treatment and have to make the toughest decisions, have more of these posts.
Some residents coming to us have had numerous failed placements prior to their admission into our program. This experience can often leave the burden of program choice on the shoulders of those who love them the most, and who are the highest functioning in the family. This backdrop often leads to resentment over these decisions in the early stages of treatment. If the resident does not complete this early phase, they have the tendency to struggle, and therefore post a negative review…sometimes even during the course of their treatment, while frustrated over a clinical decision being made by the team.


One of the earliest types of businesses to get online reviews were restaurants.
One may be less likely to post positive reviews if they perceived that they were being forced to dine in a restaurant not of their choosing, they did not feel hungry and others chose their meal for them. In response to this circumstance they demanded their meal before its preparation was complete and left before the dessert arrived but chose to post on the quality of the dessert. In like-manner, choosing a program based on reviews from individuals that did not finish the program or did not follow treatment recommendations would not result in a good outcome, regardless of the setting.


Accredited 7th-12th

Innercept Academy (the school entity) is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission for grades 7th through 12th.



Our adolescent program is licensed as a Children’s Residential Care Facility through the State of Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare.  Our licensure are available upon request.


Innercept is a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).


Professional staff

Innercept employs full-time nurses, master’s level and Ph.D. level licensed therapists, dietitians, certified teachers and is led by a double-boarded Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist who is available by phone 24 hours a day.

24/hr wake staff

The Adolescent and Young Adult programs schedule 24 hour a day wake staff. No staff members live in any of the residences.


SEVP Certified

Innercept is SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) Certified and accepts International Students who enroll in the Government program.

“While you’ll feel compelled to charge forward, it’s often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you are, and what you truly seek.”

– Rasheed Ogunlaru

Starting The Journey


Step 1 - Call or Email

Inquiry call or email to our admissions personnel from educational consultant or referring professional, parent or guardian, to discuss Innercept’s availability, questions about the program and clinical match.



Step 2 - Interview

Once appropriate releases of information are signed, educational and psychological testing/evaluations and pertinent records and information are sent to Innercept for review. Parental and/or potential resident interviews are conducted and treating professionals are contacted for consultation.



Step 3 Clinical Acceptance

If the potential resident is found to be an appropriate match for the program, as determined by the clinical team and Medical Director, the parents and/or referral sources are notified and the admission process continues.



Step 4 Sign Paperwork/Tour Facilities

Upon acceptance into the program, an application and packet of information is sent to the family, and a tour of the program can be scheduled. Touring provides an opportunity to meet the treatment team and staff, and visit the program locations. Program application and forms (along with the admissions deposit) are then signed and sent to Innercept prior to admission.



Step 5 Admission

Admission date is set for Monday through Thursday, prior to 3 p.m. Travel plans can then be coordinated and confirmed.


Getting the process started….