Troubled teen placement and educational consultants helping parents find equine therapeutic boarding schools, schools for troubled teens and homes for troubled teens

A No Cost Placement Service that Guides Parents to
the Right School or Program for Their Child

We Charge Nothing!

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There is no consultant fee or retainer fee for our service, SO PLEASE CALL US OR INQUIRE ONLINE! We're an independent placement consultancy that is reimbursed by the programs we recommend. Our goal is to help you find the absolute best fit for your situation. We have visited hundreds of therapeutic and residential boarding schools, wilderness camps, substance abuse programs, as well as dozens of military schools in America. So, call us first!

Troubled Child?

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We can help you find the right therapeutic program for your child, even if he or she has been expelled or is acting up in a traditional school setting. Children who are involved in substance abuse or who are demonstrating self-destructive or life-threatening behaviors generally do not stop without help. When you recognize it is time to get help, we're here to help point you to the right direction for a short- or long-term program or school. Contact us.

What We Do for You

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We will walk you through the steps and provide you with necessary information to help you decide exactly what type of program or school will meet your child's physical, emotional and academic needs. We will spend time with you to help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various programs, the associated costs, and the level of care at each facility or school. We will be there to guide you through the entire process.
Programs that coincide with Best Choice Standards of Excellence proudly display our seal:

Some of the Many Reasons When Teens Outside Need Help:

  • Defiance/Rebellion
  • Suddenly Falling Grades
  • Substance Abuse/Alcohol
  • Legal/Authority Troubles
  • Self-Destructive Actions
  • Expelled from School
  • Physical Self-Harm
  • Eating/Sleep Disorders
  • Depression/Anxiety

Meet Your Guides

Scott SmithScott Smith — Manager and Placement Specialist
After working within a leading residential program for nearly a decade as Admissions Director, Scott Smith is uniquely qualified to help parents understand and deal with a variety of placement and financing challenges. He has helped place students in appropriate programs across America and in Mexico. Scott is excited and honored to be able to work with parents to find the right program the first time, and within the family’s budget.
tara-akersTara Akers— Placement Specialist
Tara Akers has over a decade of experience helping fill schools and programs for struggling adolescents. She most recently worked as the Admissions Director of a large midwestern boarding school. Before that she was employed by a firm that provided consulting and marketing services for various schools throughout the nation. She enjoys helping parents find the right program for their troubled teen.

robin-goodeRobin Goode — Placement Specialist

Robin has for a decade been helping parents find the right programs and schools. After personally experiencing the confusion and pain of her own son getting in trouble as a teenager, Robin has been drawn to helping families find the appropriate school or program to help their teenager. Her personal mission is to never give up on a family; assuring that they find an affordable appropriate program or school for their child.

jackieJacquiline “Jackie” Rarrick — Placement Assistant

Jackie Rarrick taught, tutored and counseled teens at a girls boarding school then was the secretary and receptionist for a boys boarding school. She is also a photographer. She enjoys talking to parents and guardians on the phone to set up appointments with our Placement Specialists.

We research and connect families with at-risk teens to the therapeutic programs that best fit their needs and budget, without charge to the family.

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Best Choice Network is committed to providing information that is accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive, but it relies on the claims and information provided by the programs it mentions. Best Choice Network nor its owners Exceed Marketing Solutions. LLC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information we relay from the respective programs, and no liability resulting from errors or omissions or changes that have taken place at any institution that we may display or mention. Best Choice Network is a 3rd party information provider. Inclusion of an institution on the Best Choice Network website or via any other electronic means of phone call does not constitute implicit endorsement or guarantees of the respective institution's products or services. Those who accept or rely on our information must understand that no program or institution is effective in helping 100% of the students it enrolls. Most of the institutions in this industry and many who are listed on our website or who are mentioned in our electronic communications or phone communications are not regulated by the federal government, and some may not be subject to state licensing or monitoring as mental health or educational facilities. Best Choice Network and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) caution that before you enroll a youngster in a private residential treatment program or any institution or service that we mention, be sure to check it out yourself: ask questions; ask for proof or support for claims about staff credentials, program licensing or accreditation, and endorsements; do a site visit; and get all policies and promises in writing.

Should you need help finding boarding schools troubled teens, troubled teen homes, troubled teen boarding schools, please let us know.

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We research and connect families to the therapeutic programs and military schools that best fit their needs and budget, without charge to the family.

If you are searching for troubled youth homes, troubled teen schools or troubled teen boarding schools, we can help you find one. Homes for troubled teens and boarding schools for teens don’t typically offer teen counseling and therapy, but we do. Among the top therapeutic schools, our therapeutic boarding schools are among best therapeutic schools with counseling – also referred to as “schools for troubled teens”. Such troubled teen schools and residential treatment programs for teens are often quite costly, but this one of few residential treatment centers and residential schools for teens that is affordable.