Treatment Programs

The treatment program at Perimeter Behavioral of Missouri utilizes a progressive process of positive intervention techniques to keep residents successfully engaged in their individualized plans. Therapists provide individual, group and family therapy to residents as well as coordinate the resident’s treatment plan with parents, the child, and the placing agency.


Our integrated treatment program includes the following clinical services:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Medical Care
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment
  • Psychological Testing if Requested
  • Structured Activity Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • DBT Techniques
  • Sexual Offender Treatment Programming
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Separate Pre-Adolescent and Gender Specific Adolescent Units

To assure proper care for the whole person, board-certified child and adolescents psychiatrists provide treatment direction for our program. Medical physicians, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses provide ongoing medical supervision.

Our Bridge Program for Adolescents


The Bridge program is designed for males and females ages 16-21 who are ready to transition from the residential care setting to a less restrictive and more community-oriented setting by utilizing a residential staffing model as well as providing the ability to live and work within a home-like setting.

At this level of care, residents can experience the challenges of independence with a guidance and support system that will aid them in turning failures into successes. Ultimately, residents who are able to complete the program will build the confidence to see that failing is not the end but a step in the process of success

PineyRidge Updates Treatment Program for Sexually Aggressive Youth (SAY).


2018 was a watermark year for PineyRidge in the continued advanced treatment for youth (males and females) who sexually offend and have aggressive sexual behaviors. With over a decade of experience, the team felt like we were ready to step it up a notch and make our program more research based and modernized for today’s needs.

We brought in a nationally recognized expert in the field, Gail Ryan from the University of Colorado and the originator of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN), who has developed a model program that centers around treatment to prevent future perpetration. Her weeklong program trained the therapists at Piney Ridge Center as well as a train the trainer program for milieu staff to support the larger clinical program. It is a grueling program with high academic rigor that uses experience and current knowledge base to intervene on this difficult topic.

At the same time, our lead SAY therapist, Samantha Ferraro, developed a research based logic model to standardize the implementation of the services for SAY youth. This model looks at all domains and creates an individualized program that is based on the current field of knowledge with emphasis on relapse prevention. New assessments and interventions that will reach throughout the program will help lead this valuable program into the future.

At PineyRidge we are proud to offer SAY services for both male and female clients. If you believe your child could benefit from this type of service, please reach out and contact us for more information.