Residential Treatment Centers for Teens from Illinois, located in Montana

Turning Winds has been privileged to serve numerous families from Illinois, constituting approximately five percent of our clients over the years.

Witnessing your teenager deal with mental, behavioral, or emotional challenges on their own is undeniably one of the most daunting experiences a parent can endure. These struggles have a pervasive influence, seeping into every facet of your child’s life and potentially steering them toward destructive and perilous choices. The repercussions of these difficulties extend beyond today, extending through their future. As a parent, watching your child’s behavior negatively progress can be overwhelming – but there are paths to lead them in a new direction.

If your teenager requires intervention, Turning Winds is your answer. Turning Winds is a family-owned business where everything that we do is personal. You can say it is our calling to serve families and teens in crisis. Turning Winds is a one-of-a-kind residential treatment center located in Montana. It’s crucial to recognize that every young person possesses the potential for success in life – it merely necessitates the right guidance. For more information on how we can help your child, Contact us online for more information, or call us at 800-845-1380. If we miss your call, rest assured we will reconnect with you promptly to start planning your transformative experience at Turning Winds.

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

You, of course, would do anything to help your teen be happy and healthy. Sometimes that means knowing when your teen needs more help than you can provide. Regardless of how much parents love their child, they typically are not trained on how to help a teen overcome mental health or substance abuse issues. And when even one aspect of your teen’s life is in turmoil, all other areas begin to suffer. So you want to find a program that can address the many facets of their life to make a complete recovery and enjoy success in life.

Therapy is a core component of our program. Licensed therapists have the training and skills to work with teens to discover and treat mental, emotional, or behavioral health issues. Often, students’ problematic behaviors result from distress in one of these areas. So by treating the core issues, the problems can be resolved for good or managed effectively by the young person. Evidence-based therapy practices entail diagnosing potential disorders and teaching healthier ways of dealing with issues so young people develop independence going forward.

At the same time, the teenage years are a critical time for education, learning both information and the skills they will need to be successful in college or future careers. So you want to ensure that while your student’s emotional needs are being met, academic needs are also being met. Therapeutic boarding schools offer smaller class sizes. This allows for a more personal approach to teaching with individualized learning and support systems to help students succeed and build confidence.

Location, Location, Location

It is understandable to want to keep your teen close to home. But ultimately, many families benefit from some time apart to ease the tension and be ready to repair their relationship. Additionally, for many teens, leaving behind their harmful environment and the negative patterns or social groups they were attached to is vital for recovery. Going away to a treatment center or therapeutic boarding school gives students a chance for a fresh start in a safe and positive environment. Considering programs further away from home opens up your options to find the best match. Exposure to a different environment also gives your teen a fresh perspective and new experiences.

Length of Stay

As you search for a treatment program to help your teen, it is natural to look close to home. Yet, there are many benefits to opening up your search to locations out of your state and further away. When you limit your search by location, you may miss out on programs that would be more effective or a better fit for your teen. It is also helpful to get teens who are at-risk away from unhealthy friends and negative patterns they have fallen into. Separating youth from their everyday environment provides the opportunity for a new beginning. When young people go to residential treatment centers further from home, they are more able to engage in new experiences and open up to other perspectives. Leaving home also builds the youth’s self-confidence. This provides them an opportunity to start over without the influences they have had living at home and to mature into their better self. It also gives your family time to heal and recover by taking a break from the conflict happening at home. You and your teen can grow during the separation and let go of the negative interactions and perceptions to create a new, healthy relationship upon reuniting.

Insurance and Cost

Long term treatment programs can have higher costs since effective intervention requires more resources and skilled professionals. Concerns about affordability cause many families to give up on trying to get intensive care for their troubled teens. This is a valid concern for families. But it should not hold you back from pursuing quality care for your teen. There are multiple avenues through which treatment can be more affordable. If you have insurance, many insurance plans cover part of the cost of treatment. So don’t hesitate to call programs that interest you to see how they can help. Many offer scholarships and financial aid, or can suggest reputable loan companies for you to contact. Another consideration is trying to raise funds from friends and family or your community who all want to see your teen succeed.

Can Turning Winds Help My Teen?

Turning Winds has helped teens and their families, from Illinois and around the country, turn their lives around and heal their relationships since 2002. Our treatment program  is located in the mountains of Montana, where we help troubled teens change their life path. We recognize that every person has potential. When a young person’s potential is not being achieved, it usually means that healing needs to occur in one or more areas to resolve or manage the source of the problem. At Turning Winds, we work with teens so they can transform their behavior, achieve emotional balance, and succeed academically in preparation for life as an adult.


Some of the reasons our program is uniquely qualified to care for your troubled teen are that:

  • We have created an environment for family involvement by providing support for families through family counseling, parent workshops, and aftercare programs once teens return home.
  • We offer an environmentally friendly program that encourages social responsibility and respect for nature.
  • We have licensed therapists that provide one-on-one therapy to support mental and emotional healing.
  • Our program emphasizes character education to build a positive view of the self.
  • We use our outdoor setting as a vital part of our program. Students reap the benefits of being in nature and building confidence and life skills through wilderness activities.
  • We are fully accredited. This means credits earned through our academic program will transfer to any school or university across the country. Students can also earn a high school diploma or pursue a GED before taking college courses.
  • Our academic program includes an approved testing center to keep students on track to move forward in their educational careers.
  • We never enroll more than 45 students. That way, we can focus on individuals and give them a personalized and supportive experience.
  • Our support staff includes a registered nurse, psychiatrist, licensed therapists, and certified teachers to provide comprehensive support to teens in need.
  • Our longer-term program allows teens time to make lasting changes during their stay.

Illinois Health & Human Service Resources

United Way of Illinois

Illinois 211

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) Illinois resources

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Illinois meetings

Al-Anon meetings in Illinois

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Illinois meetings

Nar-Anon Illinois meetings

Equality Illinois – LGBTQ Resources

NAMI Illinois

Heal With Turning Winds

You may be hesitant to commit to sending your teen away and think they can may change on their own. Unfortunately, more consistent problematic behaviors are unlikely change without some kind of healthy intervention. It is better to get your teen the help needed because mental health disorders can be progressive and become worse as they enter adulthood. Turning Winds has a proven track record of helping teens aspire to become productive members of society and making choices that lead to a life filled with health and happiness. Don’t hesitate when it comes to saving your teen’s future. Contact us today to get started.

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