About Treatment at Ironwood’s Short-Term Residential Program

Ironwood Maine, located on a tranquil 400-acre campus in mid-coast Maine, offers an all-inclusive short-term residential program. It’s the first step towards long-term stability, health, and happiness for your teen. Under 24/7 supervision, they will have access to therapies, staff, and activities that promote lasting well-being.

We welcome all genders, ages 13-17, and specialize in treating Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and ADHD-related challenges. Our safe environment fosters community and shared support.

Elements of Care

Our Clinical, Trauma-Informed treatment model ensures personalized care. Residents begin with an intensive assessment, followed by an individualized plan that includes:

Experiential Learning Opportunities

We integrate clinical and experiential learning to foster strengths and skills such as:

  • Home management
  • Culinary skills
  • Horticulture
  • Fitness activities
  • Creative Expression

Animal Therapy

At Ironwood Maine, animals are therapeutic facilitators. They improve socialization, communication, mood, and more. Teens learn to read animal signals and build relationships, mirroring social situations.


Our academic program, accredited by NEASC and Maine Department of Education, focuses on individual needs. Customized curriculum, in-person instruction by certified teachers, and opportunities to earn academic credits ensure smooth transitions and renewed focus.

Our Team

Your child will work with a dedicated team of professionals, including Medical Director, Psychiatrist, Nurse, Primary Therapist, teachers, and specialized staff. They’re available 24/7 to provide support and guidance.

Insurance and Cost

Don’t let financial concerns inhibit your teen’s treatment. Private health insurance can offset costs, and we can guide you through the process, verifying coverage and explaining potential out-of-pocket expenses.

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