Village Behavioral Health Philosophy
Situated at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Village Behavioral Health offers a natural tranquility, 12-step treatment and 24-hour supervision help adolescents recover from their struggles with addiction. Apart from individual/family counseling and addiction education, the program offers vocational therapy, outdoor activities and an academic program.
Areas of Specialization
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
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ABOUT VILLAGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Located in Louisville, Tenn., on 65 secluded acres near the Tennessee River, Village Behavioral Health provides residential treatment to adolescents seeking treatment for behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse disorders. The facility is designed for individuals 13 to 17 years old, and offers academic credit through its on-site high school. It is one of the 48 (22.1 percent) of facilities in Tennessee that offer treatment programs to adolescents. Detox is not available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Village Behavioral Health is one of 61 (28.1 percent) of Tennessee residential facilities. Upon admission, clients undergo medical and psychological examinations in order to develop personalized treatment plans and identify co-occurring disorders. Medication management is provided for those who need it.
Treatment is centered around the 12-Steps and uses both dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). While CBT is commonly used, DBT is an emerging option in Tennessee as 121 (55.8 percent) of facilities now use it. Residents attend individual, group, and family therapy, in addition to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. Village Behavioral Health also offers recreational therapies that incorporate crafts, music, dance, drama, and sports.
Adolescents at the facility receive 24-hour supervision and an introduction to a relapse prevention program. Additionally, treatment coincides with classes at The Village Academy, an on-site, accredited private school. Each teen is evaluated and placed in an individual course of study, and he or she can earn academic credit toward a high school diploma. An individualized aftercare plan is designed prior to a client’s departure.
The multidisciplinary staff is comprised of an adolescent psychiatrist, licensed social workers, master's level therapists, registered nurses, a dietician, and licensed professional counselors. The Village Academy employs full-time, credentialed teachers, according to the facility’s website. It is one of the 65 (30 percent) of facilities accredited by the Joint Commission in Tennessee.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Positioned near the Great Smoky Mountains, residences at Village Behavioral Health are gender-specific and resemble summer camp cabins. Each shared cabin has multiple bunk beds and rustic furniture. The classrooms, counseling rooms, and common areas are similarly decorated with woodsy charm. The facility also has an on-site pool, activity room with exercise equipment, outdoor walking trail, and ropes course.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Six of the eight alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing were critical of Village Behavioral Health. Five alumni advised potential clients and loved ones to consider treatment elsewhere. One of the reviewers, S.B., warned of dishonest advertising, writing: “Their website is a complete lie; nothing they say goes on (hiking, horseback riding, therapy once a week) happens. I would have to bother the staff to contact my therapist in order to have a session at all.”
Reviewers who reported positive experiences, though, especially praised the staff. Despite a positive experience overall, reviewer K.O. only awarded two stars for accommodations and amenities, but wrote: “This place has helped me get my life back together. It stunk at first, but they are really trying to make it better.”
On Google, Village Behavioral Health Treatment Center has an average rating of two out of five stars from 47 reviews to date. Reviewers described the facility as “not particularly fair,” “horrible,” and “traumatizing.” The reviews tended to note a lack of success in treating co-occurring disorders.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has received five positive and four negative reviews about Village Behavioral Health from loved ones. Several indicated that the facility was understaffed and the “worst place to ever send a child.” Several loved ones indicated that both positive and negative reviews were written by staff, either voluntarily or by force. A few loved ones noted that the program worked for their loved one.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Rehabs.com has received feedback from four Village Behavioral Health staffers to date. Three reviews were very negative, while one was mostly positive. “I would not send my own children here and I worked there,” HB wrote. By contrast, S.W. wrote about the benefits of “very structured schedules which fosters therapeutic buy-in.”
On Indeed, Village Behavioral Health has an average rating of 2.7 out of five stars from 26 reviews. On Glassdoor, it has a 3.6 out of five stars from 15 review.  In an Indeed review that summarizes most of the feedback from staff, a former employee wrote: “This place could be great. Key word, "could". Staff are either awesome or completely incompetent. Those that are awesome end up picking up the slack for those that are not.”
Village Behavioral Health works with private and public insurance providers, including Medicaid. In Tennessee, only 137 (63.1 percent) of treatment facilities accept Medicaid.
Published on June 2019
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