The Meadows Adolescent Center
The Meadows Adolescent Center provides life-changing residential treatment for teen boys 13-17, addressing trauma, addiction, and mental health issues. Our comprehensive program includes a wide range of proven therapy methods, from group and one-on-one sessions to outdoor and experiential options.
Morristown, AZ 85342
Neglect, bullying, sexual or physical abuse, the loss of a loved one, divorce, adoption — any of these can cause trauma, leaving a painful imprint. Experiencing trauma during childhood, while the brain is still developing, can have severe and long-lasting effects. When left untreated, the negative effects extend into adulthood.
Trauma and addiction can negatively impact mental health, causing new issues or making existing ones worse. At the same time, conditions like ADHD, bipolar, anxiety, or depression can lead to self-medicating to manage unwanted symptoms. Because these conditions are often intertwined, it’s important that they are treated together.
Substance Use Issues
In the teen years, experimenting with drugs and alcohol may seem like a rite of passage, but substance use can go from recreational to problematic very quickly. Add in a teen’s natural sense of invincibility, and it’s a recipe for disaster. The still developing brain can also have trouble regulating things like technology, online gambling, or porn, leading to a different kind of addiction.
Treatment facilities don’t have to be sterile and cold. The Meadows Adolescent Center is located just below Arizona’s mountainous country and an hour from downtown Phoenix in the city of Wickenburg. It’s a sprawling 120-acre campus with gorgeous views and a long list of amenities.
What Sets Us Apart?
The Meadows’ history of healing extends more than 45 years and includes experience in treating a wide range of ages and conditions. Applying that winning model to teens with input from some of the industry’s top experts and thought leaders makes this a program that is unparalleled.
- Our program was born out of The Meadows’ decades-long foundation of healing.
- Our curriculum was created with input from some of the industry’s top experts.
- Our staff and patients have access to thought leaders in the form of our Meadows Senior Fellows.
- We don’t just offer trauma-informed treatment, we employ a trauma-focused approach to get to the root of issues.
- Our low patient-to-staff ratio allows for individualized attention and personalized care.
- Our on-campus Brain Center provides neurofeedback to improve self-regulation and relieve anxiety.
- A scenic mountaintop location is a perfect setting for wilderness activities and other outdoor pursuits.
- Electronic devices are part of life for most teens, so we address technology and help them learn to practice sustainable usage.
Meet Mike Gurr, MS, MA, LPC-S, CDWF
Mike Gurr holds master’s degrees from the University of Utah in exercise and sports science with an emphasis in sport psychology and from Argosy University Phoenix in professional counseling. He…
Mike Gurr holds master’s degrees from the University of Utah in exercise and sports science with an emphasis in sport psychology and from Argosy University Phoenix in professional counseling. He is currently a licensed professional counselor in the State of Arizona and a supervisor as well. Gurr has received licenses to facilitate the work of the Arbinger Institute, which focuses on relationships, stopping blame, how to transform and resolve conflict and teaching the power of choice. He is also a certified daring way facilitator (CDWF), which comes from the research work of Dr. Brené Brown on shame resilience, the power of vulnerability, living in a place of worthiness, and the ability and importance of connection. Gurr also has extensive experience with teens, eating disorders, depression, ADHD, anxiety, low self-esteem, shame, defiance, body image, substance abuse, self-harm, addiction, conflict in relationships, and trauma.
Having worked in the mental and behavioral health field since 2001, he spent 13 years as the director of a residential treatment center for teenage girls. During his tenure there, Gurr served as program director, clinical director, and interim executive director. He then went on to successfully helm The Meadows Ranch, MBH’s eating disorders program for young girls and women.
When looking at behavioral health, he believes in a total wellness approach: The mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the person all need to be addressed in order to make lasting changes. Gurr’s background compliments his philosophy as he has been a personal fitness trainer, a college athlete, and a mental coach for elite and Olympic-level athletes in his private practice. As director of the girls’ program, he developed a variety of workshops and seminars working with over 2,000 families and students from around the world. A sought-after presenter and speaker Gurr has shared his expertise on the award-winning Dr. Phil show and CBS’ The Doctors several times.
In his spare time Gurr loves to go on dates with his wife of more than two decades, read, play basketball, tennis, golf, racquetball, ping-pong, pickleball and spend time with his five kids as they perform, dance, and play in the marching band and various sports.
Our Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and is experienced in assisting others with compassion, dignity, and respect — hallmark values of The Meadows for more than 45 years. The Meadows’ Admissions Specialists are here to help you on your way to a healthier and more productive lifestyle. When you call, they will lead you through a series of questions to determine if The Meadows is a good fit, and how soon your treatment can begin. If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out an admissions form today!