Is your son or daughter returning home from residential treatment?

You have been looking forward to this day for months, maybe as long as a year or more!

Are you seeking a therapist for your son or daughter who understands these programs and can jump right in?

As the structure and support of the program comes to an end, are you anxious about how to put a transition plan in place?


Peyton Adolescent and Family Therapy is uniquely qualified to provide individual and family counseling for young people returning home from wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding school, or residential treatment center programs. 

“When we enrolled our son in wilderness therapy and then boarding school, it was both a relief to know he was safe, but also difficult because a lot of change needed to happen so he could come home. When we found Jeff we were so relieved…he understands the programs, what our son was learning, and how we could best support him when he came home. Jeff helped us get a home plan in place, answered a million questions, and helped us manage our anxiety, expectations and fears. Our son bonded with Jeff right away! Having a therapist who has worked in wilderness made the transition seem natural and the right fit. He has been an enormous support for all of us, we couldn’t have done it without his help!”


Wilderness therapy and residential programs have their own language, structure and unique set of tools. Working with a therapist who “gets it” and is easily conversant greatly eases the transition home, and the therapeutic work can continue with little disruption.

Drawing on his deep experience as an adolescent and family therapist in therapeutic programs, Jeff brings a breadth of knowledge to successful transition planning and support. 

We address the anxiety, uncertainty and questions parents often have, while supporting your son or daughter and their individual counseling needs.


To get started, we will:

  • Support you to create an effective aftercare plan, while addressing your concerns for reintegration and success.
  • Coordinate with your child’s program staff to understand your son or daughter’s strengths and challenges, and how to best continue the good work they have done.
  • Once your son or daughter returns home, provide experienced individual counseling for your child, while addressing the needs of the whole family through family counseling and parent coaching.


If your son or daughter is returning home, we look forward to speaking with you and beginning the process of a successful homecoming!



Jeff has provided individual counseling, family therapy and parent coaching to young people and families returning home from these programs:

Wilderness Therapy

Aspiro Adventure

Blue Fire Wilderness Therapy


Evoke at Cascades

Evoke Entrada

New Vision Wilderness Therapy

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy

Pacific Quest

Redcliff Ascent

Rimrock Trails Adolescent Treatment Services

Second Nature Wilderness 

Summit Acheivement

SUWS of the Carolinas

Trails Carolina

Therapeutic Boarding Schools/Residential Treatment Centers

Academy at Sisters

Boulder Creek Academy

Catalyst Residential Treatment


Discovery Academy

Discovery Ranch

Eva Carlston

Gateway Academy

In Balance Ranch Academy

Maple Lake Academy RTC

Montana Academy

Moonridge Academy

Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy

Mountain Valley Treatment Center

New Leaf Academy

Northwest Academy

Summit Preparatory School

Sunrise RTC

Telos RTC

Vista Adolescent Treatment 

Young Adult Programs

Bridge House

Dragonfly Transitions

Foundation House

Cascade Crest Transitions

Telos U

Inpatient Substance Abuse (Portland)

Madrona Recovery

Northwest Behavioral Healthcare

Outpatient Substance Abuse (Portland)

DePaul Treatment Centers

Providence Chemical Dependency Program

Inpatient Mental Health (Portland)

Kartini Clinic (Eating Disorders)

Legacy Health

Parry Center for Children

Outpatient Mental Health (Portland)

Albertina Kerr

Portand DBT Institute