Children’s Residential Treatment Program

Wellspring’s Residential Treatment Program for Children is a premier residential psychiatric treatment center serving children ages 6-13 with a variety of relational problems and diagnoses including ADHD, PTSD & anxiety, attachment and mood disorders.

This small seven bed school-based program is located in a large country home in the scenic hills of northwestern Connecticut. The peaceful atmosphere and caring staff provide the sense of security necessary for a child and family to risk restoring relationships while healing psychological, emotional and behavioral problems. Instead of removing the children from the family, the family is supported and invited into treatment and trained as an essential partner in the healing process.

Children in this program are provided a safe and structured setting, where healing, attachment, learning and change can occur. Since children learn more through experience than talk, Wellspring takes great care in structuring the child’s daily experiences and relationships as opportunities for healing. Our milieu-based treatment program is supported by an exceptional educational program which is integrated with therapy, dovetailing with the treatment schedule. The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring has received multiple commendations from the State Department of Education including praise as a comfortable, safe environment with a positive teacher-student rapport and an atmosphere of mutual respect.


The Children’s Program includes:
  • Individual and Group Therapies
  • Family Therapy, Support, and Training
  • Psychiatric Services
  • 24-hour Nursing Coverage
  • 24-hour Milieu Programming
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Individualized Treatment
  • Art Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Land and Animal Programming in a farm setting
  • Equine Therapy
  • State Approved Special Education School
  • Discharge Planning

All treatment modalities are included in the daily rate.

Staff includes a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Psychotherapists, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Workers, Registered and Practical Nurses, Creative Therapists, Nutritionist, Teachers and Milieu Counselors.

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