Quick Facts
Residential Treatment Center

4 to 13


Avg. Duration:
15 - 24 months


Is Individual Psychotherapy Available?
Contact Info
(406) 442-7920

(406) 442-7949


500 South Lamborn Street
Helena, MT 59601
Program Description

The mission at Intermountain, “Healing Through Healthy Relationships”, reflects our developmental relational treatment approach. By seeing the developmental needs beneath the disturbed behavior, and meeting those needs through deep relationships, treatment provides a fully orchestrated approach in which every aspect of the child’s life presents an opportunity for growth and change. 

Our 103 year old nonprofit program offers an environment in which care and nurture are difficult to resist. We have  29 years of experience using the developmental relational approach, which is continually refined by incorporating findings from broad areas of research to reach a sophisticated clinical understanding and to provide treatment of complex childhood disturbances.

Excellent candidates for success in our program are children whose problems include:

  • attachment and relationship issues  
  •  impulsivity, including lying and stealing
  • adoption issues         
  • school  problems
  • intractable anger        
  • loss and grief issues
  • aggression towards self and others   
  • poor social skills
  • depression and anxiety      
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • emotional dysregulation

In addition, we address issues such as sexual reactivity, seizure disorder, neuropsychological concerns, and learning disabilities.

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, children live in four-family style cottages with eight private bedrooms in each cottage. The 40-acre grounds include a physical education center, playground and hiking trails. Because of the excellent location, countless outdoor activities and community activities are incorporated into daily life such as community theatre, skiing, swimming, hiking, fishing, camping, backpacking, canoeing, and rafting. 

Our Intermountain School provides individualized plans that are tailored by our certified teachers to the unique learning styles and abilities of each student.  Technology such as SMART boards, computers, and access to an on-line Library are integrated into the classrooms.  Related services and activities include, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, neurofeedback, biofeedback, PE, Bal-A-Vis-X, music, and soccer and basketball teams.

Family participation is critical to the success of the child.  We embrace the whole family, the whole child and respect each individual’s uniqueness, knowing their strengths, problems, and development are never in isolation, but always in interaction.

Accreditation, Licensure, Approval:
Joint Commission;Northwest Accreditation Commission
California Non-Public Schools, Washington Non-Public School, Illinois Non-Public School
State of Montana, Department of Health and Human Services