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Who We Are

Helping Families Heal Together

A Philosophy of Compassion & Understanding

At our client-centered residential recovery program, we take the time to understand the needs and goals of teens and their families. Our rural, holistic behavioral health center is designed to help your child work through their challenges and develop life skills and coping strategies away from the distractions of the outside world. By allowing clients to build a sense of purpose through community and connection, our experiential therapy option can provide a strong sense of encouragement, self-belief, and healing.
At Portum Behavior, we offer a full continuum of care so clients journey through every step of their recovery path under the guidance of our compassionate, experienced staff. Our approach to treatment combines holistic healing with evidence-based therapies, ensuring all clients feel empowered during treatment and receive the best care for their unique needs, goals, and backgrounds.

Backed-By Science, Lead by Empathy & Understanding

We Directly Address the Issues Young People Face Head-On

At our farm-based residential program, we are committed to providing a unique and healing experience for our participants. Our mission is to offer a safe and supportive environment where individuals can work through challenges, develop new skills, and gain a sense of purpose through connection and community. We believe that by engaging in farm-based activities and community living, individuals can experience a sense of belonging and connectedness that is essential to their mental health and well-being. Our program is designed to provide a holistic approach to mental health and addiction treatment, incorporating evidence-based therapies, experiential learning, and the natural beauty of our farm setting. We are dedicated to empowering individuals to develop resilience, build self-esteem, and improve their quality of life. Our farm-based treatment program is guided by compassion, respect, and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals living with behavioral health issues.

Why We Do What We Do

Our Values


We offer constant communication and access throughout the treatment process.


Portum Behavioral Health is trusted by professionals & loved-ones alike as a valued provider.

Collective Responsibility

We know it takes a village. We work together with families to ensure continued success.

Caring Through Compassion

Every aspect of our program is rooted with deep care for how it affects our clients outcomes.

Invested in the Outcomes

We aim to be a beacon of hope & positive change for you and your family long after program completion.

Transparency in Healthcare

From HIPAA compliance to no-surprise billing, We are transparent with you every step of the way.

why choose our program?

Portum Behavioral Health by the Numbers

Here at Portum Behavioral Health, we have gathered experts in adolescent mental health and substance use treatment in order to provide our clients and their loved-ones with a totally bespoke experience in treatment. From years of working experience to the numerous therapies offered, you can trust that Portum Behavioral Health is your top choice in adolescent & teen behavioral health treatment.

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Meet Our Expert Team

Clinical Director
Juliette D’Ambrosio, LPC, NCC
Lead SUD Clinician
Brian Gamarello, LCADC, CCS, ICCS
Director of Business Development
Craig Thomas
Site Manager
Trina Mertz
Program & Activities Coordinator
Jacquelyn Feulner
Frequently Asked Questions

Some Common Questions About Our Programs

This varies based on the client, but typically one attends at least x3 times per week for approximately 9-12 hrs in total.

Yes, Portum understands that education will continue to be an important part of one’s life, especially early on.  Our clinicians and programming is built around the needs of a child/adolescent and the family.  We provide flexible programming and scheduling that aims to meet the needs of our clients.

We incorporate conventional therapy with unconventional treatment such as but not limited to; equine therapy, horticulture therapy, adventure & experiential therapies.  We also incorporate behavioral modification and behavioral analysis into every aspect of our program.

We provide transportation to and from our facility within 25 miles.  Portum vehicles and drivers are fully trained and certified Portum staff.

Testimonials & Reviews

A Few Words from Our Staff

"Working at Portum has been a blessing. The team is extremely dedicated and experienced. We lead with empathy and bring our hearts with us every day."
"Portum Behavioral Health is unlike any other teen program I've seen. From the farm house to the clinical programming they truly are the best!"
"I joined Portum to be a part of something special. To create an environment of care that promotes dignity, compassion, and confidence. Our clients and families know we are here with them every step of the way."