Mental Health Treatment for Girls 14 – 17
Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare
Designed to deliver the most effective and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders affecting girls 14 to 17 years of age, the Turnbridge Girl’s Residential Treatment Program offers the nation’s leading treatment experience. Programming addresses all aspects of client life and family systems to identify and initiate a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan delivered by expert clinicians.
The Turnbridge Girl’s Residential Treatment Program is situated on a private 110-acre estate of pastures and paddocks in beautiful Killingworth, Connecticut. The program features exceptionally comfortable accommodations, miles of manicured walking trails, playing fields, and activity centers, and a world-class indoor-outdoor equestrian center and stables allowing year-round equine experiences. Built with client safety in mind, the gated facility and grounds include camera systems and perpetual staff supervision. A high staff-to-client ratio provides clients and family members with ready access to informed team members and exceptionally personalized care.
The Turnbridge Adolescent Girl’s Residential Treatment Program is staffed by a team of multidisciplinary experts in adolescent medicine, psychiatry, psychotherapy, experiential and recreational health, fitness and nutrition, and academic counseling. The program is also home to researchers, psychometricians, and educators leading the field of behavioral healthcare. Clients and family members receive close support and partnership from the entire care team, who strives to provide exceptional treatment, education, and planning that results in positive long-term holistic health and wellness outcomes.
Dr. Hassan Minhas, MD
Christopher Cutter, PhD
Chief of Adolescent Psychology
Assistant Professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
JOANNE RUGGIERO, LCSW
Mark Beitel, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Associate Research Scientist, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
Ayotunde Ayobello, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
LAUREN SPRINGER, LMSW
Director of Family Relations
Lauren Fournier, RN
Director of Nursing
Clara Chasse, LMSW
Erica Amato, LMSW
Abigail Horowitz, MSW
Senior Academic Advisor
Hiliary Bassett, MA
Kate Mezick, BA
Founder & CEO
Executive Vice President
GORDON DICKLER, CAC, ICADC
Vice President of Admissions
Jack Britton, LPC
Vice President of Clinical Services
BILL SIMMONS, CAC
Vice President of Operations
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Killingworth Campus for Girls
Integrated Adolescent Care
Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare for Girls
Turnbridge programs emphasize accurate diagnosis and assessment and the development of effective near- and long-term treatment plans. Comprehensive treatment addresses a full range of client needs, including psychical health, emotional and psychological wellbeing, relational health, academics, and more.
The Turnbridge Girl’s Residential Treatment Program in Killingworth, Connecticut, is a pristine, safe, and comfortable environment where clients, families, and caregivers collaborate to find the root causes of behavioral health disorders and develop comprehensive plans to restore each client’s sense of well-being and learn to effectively manage their conditions and pursue their aspirations.
Home to just 18 girls at a time, the Killingworth program affords the highly personalized attention needed to focus the attention of highly skilled, leading professionals on each client and family. In addition to providing some of the most effective and advanced care available, Turnbridge adolescent treatment programs are contributing to the advancement of knowledge as practicum centers of excellence for the Yale School of Medicine.
Addressing Root Causes for Lasting Change
Adolescent behavioral health conditions, including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, and substance use and mood disorders, are often rooted in unresolved traumatic experiences and adverse life events, undiagnosed learning or thought disorders, and executive functioning issues. Unraveling the causes of mental health disorders is key to their effective treatment.
A unique sanctuary
A beautiful place to heal, learn, and grow
The Killingworth campus offers a peaceful, private, safe, and immensely comfortable environment in which to engage with caregivers, family members, and peers. The gated property is perpetually monitored for client safety and features horse stables, an indoor equestrian riding center, recreation fields, a game room, beautiful walking and hiking trails, a pond, a fully-equipped fitness center, and yoga and movement rooms, an academic center, chef-prepared meals, and more.