Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Program in Louisiana

Located in Sunset, Louisiana, our focus at Acadiana Treatment Center is ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality of care and are best prepared to achieve and maintain long-term success for adolescents suffering with mental health disorders.

Our focus at Acadiana Treatment Center is ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality of care and are best prepared to achieve and maintain long-term success.

About Us

Acadiana Treatment Center treats adolescents who are experiencing functional disturbances in their family relationships, peer interactions, and school performance.

We identify each young person’s unique developmental and emotional needs through a complete assessment process that includes physical, educational, psychological, psychiatric, and psychosocial evaluations.

Acadiana Treatment Center is committed to ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality of care and are best prepared to achieve and maintain long-term success. We strive to provide positive outcomes with lasting beneficial results, and we are constantly improving our performance to achieve excellence.

Who We Treat

The Acadiana Treatment Center Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) provides long‑term residential services for adolescents (ages 1217) who have significant impairment in behavioral, cognitive, emotional, family, and social functioning.

The PRTF’s intensive psychiatric, medical, psychological, social, nursing, recreational, and educational services are open to all eligible adolescents regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, educational history, or social background.


The need for help can come at any time. The admissions team at Acadiana Treatment Center understands this and are here for you 24/7 to begin the admission process. With a simple call from the client’s referent, or parent/legal guardian an admissions specialist will collect and review the prospective client’s history, needs, and treatment goals in order to determine appropriateness for admission. Once that appropriateness has been determined, the admissions specialist will proceed with coordination of admission into the program.

If services to the PRTF are not indicated through this process, we are closely linked to other community services and will facilitate a referral.

For more information about our PRTF program or to make a referral to Acadiana Treatment Center, please contact us at (337) 233-1111.


While in the PRTF, adolescents receive a broad scope of services to best address their unique needs and challenges. Each adolescent’s personalized experience in our PRTF may include the following elements and features:

  • A psychodynamic treatment milieu, oriented along the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy
  • An individualized treatment plan that meets the unique developmental and therapeutic needs of each client
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Therapeutic group interaction with peers and staff members
  • Family therapy
  • Recreation therapy and leisure activities
  • Educational services to meet the ongoing needs of each client
  • Physical care and ongoing medical treatment as needed
  • Psychiatric services and medication management
  • Behavior management

Treatment Goals

Treatment goals for clients in our PRTF include enhanced interpersonal relationships with family members, improved mood, enhanced social functioning, improved academic performance, increased personal responsibility, improved independent functioning, an expanded capacity to appropriately express feelings, and manage impulses.

Through therapy, related activities, and the development of positive working relationships with the members of our treatment teams, clients make beneficial changes that improve their functioning at home, in school, and within the community.

A Foundation for Recovery

At Acadiana Treatment Center, we aim to help each client attain a thorough understanding of the concerns they're facing and learn how to find relief. Our treatment focuses on thorough education and employs proven methods of individualized treatment.

Take a Free Online Assessment

An assessment is an important first step toward treatment of and recovery from addiction and co-occurring mental health issues.

We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality mental health and addiction treatment.
  • Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)