Guided Young Adult Intensive

In the Guided Young Adult Program, we offer an environment to deliver unique and specialized treatment for male and female young adults, ranging in age from eighteen to about twenty-six. The location of the home is nestled amongst pine trees, on a non-motorized boating lake which offers a tranquil setting providing numerous therapeutic benefits. Additionally, the house is equipped with its own dock at the lake and during the summer, our small sail boat and kayaks can be used as part of our recreation and fitness. Not only does the Guided Young Adult program offer an environment conducive to healing and growth, but also has staff that is trained to understand the needs of each resident to help deliver services, with the direction and insight of the clinical treatment team.

While the integral philosophy of Innercept is still utilized in the Guided Young Adult program, it is a separate track that was created for individuals who would benefit from a more specialized treatment, in an even smaller setting than is offered in the Young Adult Intensive Program. Within this smaller setting, we have the ability to assess each resident and their unique challenges and can adapt treatment plans accordingly. Typically, the residents that find the Guided Young Adult program to be a comfortable environment and flourish within this setting, are those that have diagnoses or challenges that make it difficult to navigate a more socially intense program, such as our Young Adult Intensive. Given these considerations, we have created the Guided program to focus on the complexities of the social and clinical needs of these residents. Additionally, we have a higher focus on introducing and strengthening independent living skills, that will be continued to use as they move onto the Intensive Transition  home, which offers more mentor support then it’s corresponding Young Adult Transition program.

Therapeutic Component

  • Comprehensive medication management: with weekly medication checks.
  • Individual therapy three times per week.
  • Family education/therapy weekly.
  • Group psychotherapy twice a day led by highly specialized Master’s or Ph.D. level clinicians.
  • Psycho-educational groups rotate between many choices such as mood regulation (Emotions/Shadow), Relaxation Response, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), life skills, Integral Life Practice, health education(Spark and Body Group), coping skills, culinary skills (Applied Food as Medicine), expressive art therapy, values and morals, healthy relationships (Types, Community Process Groups), ethics and world view, goal setting, Integral Recovery group, Recreation/Exercising our Mind, and Spirit Group .
  • Formal clinical staffing, led by a double boarded Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, occurs for each resident every other week, with written progress reports and updates given to parents and referral sources.
  • Personal health and fitness plans, supervised by staff and emphasizing the importance of exercise, effective sleep patterns, stress reduction, nutrition and relaxation techniques on mood management.
  • Twenty-four hour awake staff supervision and support.
  • Access to the Innercept bus route for educational, volunteering or employment opportunities.


  • Completion of High School Diploma either through the student’s previous school or our fully accredited high school, Innercept Academy.
  • G.E.D. services and/or college dual enrollment through local colleges with support from the teaching staff, for a supported educational experience.
  • Daily educational groups on schedule maintenance; decision-making, finance, health and fitness, leisure, conflict resolution, healthy relationships and recognizing the importance of attending to daily responsibilities.
  • Academic testing available by experienced licensed clinical school Psychologists.
  • Classroom time is interspersed with physical activity and community responsibility to provide opportunities to apply knowledge in real-life situations.

Life Skills

  • Social skills groups are used to strengthen resident’s ability to process verbal and non-verbal cues,  to communicate assertively and how to navigate social situations and inter-personal relationships more effectively.
  • Skill development groups encourage proper growth in targeted areas to support independent living skills, i.e. navigating public transportation and competency in bicycle maintenance and repair. Practical in-home skills such as: shopping and cooking skills, basic home maintenance and properly laundering clothes are among some of the concepts incorporated into daily skills training.
  • Interpersonal groups create an interactive, fun way to reinforce social skills and to strengthen communication skills with peers and staff.
  • Morning goals groups to establish small attainable daily goals.
  • Group sessions regarding money management, using allowance structures or income from employment.
  • Fostering of planning skills such as transportation and employment/volunteer opportunities.
  • College-like living arrangements to encourage relationship skills with roommates, peers & authority figures.
  • Checklists to encourage proper care of self and presentation.
  • Independent living skills in preparation for the Young Adult Guided Transition Program.