Who We Help

The Turnbridge Girl’s Adolescent Residential Program welcomes girls and people who identify as girls between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age experiencing mental health and substance use disorders. The parents, guardians, siblings, and other family members of Turnbridge clients are seen as vital partners in this process and are encouraged to participate in treatment and receive education, counseling, and support through Turnbridge educational and family group programming.


The Turnbridge Girl’s Adolescent Residential Program provides a residential level of primary care for clients who are medically stabilized and able to engage in all aspects of Turnbridge programming. Some clients, especially those who have experienced suicidal ideation or suicide attempts, psychosis, or severe eating disorders may require specialized psychiatric care and medical stabilization before attending this program. Members of the Turnbridge admissions team and their counterparts can help to determine if this or another level of care is appropriate.

The experienced doctors, psychiatrists, psychometricians, psychotherapists, specialized experiential and recreational therapists, and support staff at the Turnbridge Adolescent Girl’s Residential Program are able to treat the symptoms and implications of a wide range of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, psychosis, mild schizophrenia, borderline personality, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and more. All aspects of Turnbridge adolescent programming are designed to make teens and their family members feel safe, supported, and comfortable as they receive comprehensive and compassionate care.

The Adolescent Girl’s Residential Program at Killingworth is an age- and gender-responsive program, attuned to the needs of adolescents who identify as female and the conditions that affect them. Team members are trained to identify and help resolve issues related to traumatic experiences, ensure that people of all sexual orientations feel welcomed and supported and that the treatment, education, and activities used in programming are appropriate and productive. All programming and care are tailored to adolescents’ physical and mental health needs, which differ from those of adults.

Behavioral health disorders impact entire family systems. Family programming, including an on-call family liaison, psychoeducation, family therapy sessions, and parent support groups are some of the services included as part of the adolescent program. Family members learn how to support their loved one’s treatment goals, how to restore communication and healthy boundaries, and how and when to seek additional treatment if and when needed.