At Heartland Behavioral Health Services, our programs are specially tailored to meet the needs of general psychiatric disorders of children and adolescents, ages 4 through 17. This TRICAREⓇ behavioral health program specializes in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP).
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program provides a holistic approach to recovery through management of psychiatric, emotional and trauma-related behaviors that impact the patient’s ability to live and function effectively in their home and community. In addition, the Equestrian Therapy Program (also called Equine Assisted Psychotherapy or EAP for short) promotes a unique way to heal.
As a TRICAREⓇ-Certified Facility, it is an honor having the opportunity to serve the families who serve our country. We believe family involvement is crucial during your child’s stay with us, no matter where your family is located at the time. When your family is not on our campus for family therapy sessions—we offer tele-video conferencing, as well as a 24/7 support line.
Heartland truly distinguishes itself from other programs being located on a 50+ acre campus—giving your child the opportunity to explore their innate creativity and benefit from the healing powers of nature. Our residents also have exposure to expressive therapy techniques that include art and movement, both inside and outside.
We are especially proud of our 5,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor equestrian center. The Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program is unique to our facility and has proven to be effective in the treatment of emotionally dysregulated youth, in addition to pairing very well with our use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Through this program, our children learn to trust themselves and once again, trust others. Each child that enters our facility receives an individualized program tailored to their own individual needs as well as their family’s needs throughout treatment. Family involvement is both encouraged and supported throughout the entirety of the program, and aids in the successful transition back into the child’s familial setting upon discharge.
Some of the common diagnoses we handle within this program include post–traumatic stress, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. We have a skilled interdisciplinary treatment team of board-certified child psychiatrists along with masters-prepared and licensed therapists who work behavioral health specialists and registered nurses to provide personalized care. This includes everything from collaborating with on-site public school educators to work with each individual to discuss goals and even discharge planning.
Heartland Behavioral Health Services provides acute inpatient and residential treatment services to children and adolescents at our treatment facilities in Nevada, Missouri. We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, however, our professional staff offer 24/7 assessments at no cost. We can be reached anytime by calling 800-654-9605. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.