Information for Health Professionals

Dear Referring Professionals,

Spruce Mountain Inn is unique inter-disciplinary residential treatment program for young adults 17-27 with mental health issues impacting mood and functioning. We specialize in serving young people who are struggling to launch into independent adult life due to anxiety disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, trauma and other related conditions, and co-occurring substance use issues. Our model stands out in a sea of residential programs for our integration of rigorous clinical treatment, a comprehensive Career and Education Development Program, and independent living skills programming. We offer an unparalleled level of structure and supports, as well as a progressive “step down” housing continuum that allows residents to try living with greater independence while still in treatment.  It is our experience that emerging adults transitioning to independence are best equipped for success when treatment extends beyond traditional therapeutic and psychiatric services to include real-world experiences where they can practice new skills while navigating the typical elements of adult life.

Our program maintains an intentionally small client census and we are well-staffed, ensuring that residents are intensively supported by a team which includes a Master’s-level Clinical Case Manager, a therapist, our in-house psychiatrist, our Career & Education Development Coordinator, and the Addictions Counselor, as needed. More information about Spruce’s history and philosophy of treatment can be found here. Treatment occurs in a small home-like setting, with residents engaging in highly-structured treatment-related programming on campus and being supported in engaging in the community through volunteerism, education, employment, and recreation.

If you are considering a referral to Spruce Mountain Inn, we would be happy to speak with you about our program, your client, and whether we may be the right fit. We are committed to a comprehensive, thoughtful admissions process and will work with you to support the client and family through the steps.  Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.


Candace Beardsley, LICSW
Founder and Director, Spruce Mountain Inn