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Our Mental Health Treatment Begins with Comprehensive Therapy

Helping all youth at George Junior Republic to become healthy adults capable of participating in society is our mission. We believe that professional and comprehensive mental health treatment is a key to accomplishing this mission. George Junior Republic provides comprehensive and professional therapy for each youth in our care. All youth are assigned to a treatment team that includes a:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Masters Level Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Case Manager
  • Child care staff

Therapy, clinical assessments, and psychiatric interventions are all part of the treatment process. Medication, when needed, is prescribed by the psychiatrist and administered by a fully licensed nurse.

Individual and Group Therapy

Master’s level clinicians implement all individual and group therapy. Individual therapy is conducted on campus in the youth’s assigned facility or in the Pew Counseling Center. 

Therapeutic modalities include:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This therapy explores the thoughts and feelings that lead to self destructive behaviors and tries to modify those thoughts and feelings to help patients cope with difficulties. CBT has been shown to be effective for many types of mental illnesses.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Solutions Focused
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Reality Therapy

Therapy groups, also conducted on campus, are designed to address individual life experiences as well as the psychiatric diagnosis of the individual youth.