Admissions USA: 1 (800) 724-2147

We have years of experience as an inpatient, single or dual diagnosis residential treatment center for teens with behavioral issues, helping them recover from risky habits and disorders that affect their development and relationships.


Our dedication to each teen lets parents feel safe, hopeful and secure when they choose our Academy

We help teens aging from 12 to 17 years of age that have fallen out of the right path. During adolescence, risky behaviors, drug experimentation, looking for social acceptance and losing interest for school is expected. But even though it’s expected that most teens will experience some of this situations on a minor or major level, the consequences of this experiences can be developing an addiction, an unwanted pregnancy, delaying or losing academic progress, or legal problems that could affect the rest of their lives.

If your teenager runs away from home or skips school, starts acting evasive, doesn’t follow rules, doesn’t help at house chores, reacts aggressively when he is being reprimanded, experiments with drugs, alcohol or cigarettes, or has lowered academic grades, this are red flags that indicate that an intervention is necessary to prevent irreversible consequences. It’s important to consider that when it comes to teenagers, situations always escalate if they are not stopped.

“Effective intervention is the key to avoid bigger consequences, eases recovery and prevents relapses”

At SBA we work constantly on changing the trajectory of teens and their families for good

Our students have some base common denominators; they all have good hearts, good minds, and loving families though they are feeling apart from the family at the moment. This may be a result of their own chosen destructive path through rebellion and defiance or at the other end of the spectrum they may be depressed, withdrawn and feeling detached, and anywhere in between.

Sunset Bay Academy is the therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center for teenagers that are experiencing:

  • Poor academic performance
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit and hyperactivity disorder
  • Grief due to loss of a loved one
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Reactive attachment disorder

What can I do if my teenager is suffering from an emotional or mental disorder?

We have experience working with teens that suffer from oppositional defiant disorder, depressive disorders, and reactive attachment disorder. We do not work with psychotic or schizophrenic disorders. Although every teen is different; we invite you to get in contact with our Admissions Department, we will gladly help you determine if we are the right fit to help your teen or guide you to the best program or school.

How do you handle medications at SBA?

Only some of our students take psychiatric medication. These students are also supervised closely by our psychiatrist and his goal is always to lower doses until medication is no longer needed. Every teen is unique and special and we work closely with the parents to determine the correct approach to achieve mental health.

Do you have a list of parent references?

Yes we do!, we have a list of parents of teens who have graduated our program or who have their son or daughter currently with us. Call our Admissions Department at 1 (800) 724-2147, they will gladly provide you with the information you need about our school.

Help your teen become the best he can be and to achieve a genuine behavioral positive change at SBA.