Elk River Teen Treatment Program

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Enrollment Application Process

Please contact an admissions counselor at 866-906-TEEN (8336) to begin the admission process. Our Director of Admissions, Kathy Marino, is a licensed professional counselor with more than 30 years of experience working with adolescents, teens and their families.

If you have already spoken to one of our admissions counselors and would like to begin the admission process, please create an account on the Parent Portal, a HIPAA compliant electronic medical records program. Once the portal is created, you'll have access to the application for admission. This information is confidential and gives our treatment team the necessary information to begin developing an individualized treatment plan for your child.

What to Expect from our Admissions Department

Kathy Marino and Beth Bowden are the people who answer every admissions call to Elk River Treatment Program, a program of Pinnacle Behavioral Health, Inc. Calls from across the country come in every day from parents, siblings, educators, mental health professional or placement consultants - all searching for help with a young person who is struggling. Kathy and Beth handle crisis situations every day with compassion and calm.

It became a tradition several years ago to pass the crown to anyone at the home office recognized for efforts over and beyond the call of duty. The following comments prompted Founder and CEO Karen Lee Wardynski to place the coveted antique crown upon Beth's head.

We would like to thank Service Consultant Jennifer Kozlik, M.Ed., CTRP, who spoke with Beth about a possible placement, then took the time to send us the following:

I asked Beth to copy her manager/director because this was a quite unexpected but potentially life-changing extra mile to walk with me!!! I called on the off chance that Pinnacle could work with a young man I serve (19 years old), but in literally 600+ hours of nationwide searches, Pinnacle is like all others that have various items that preclude him from being admitted. Now, while every other admissions/screening person has said “I’m so sorry but no,” Beth took precious time to actually assist in a secondary search to try to help me find a placement for this young man. This could possibly make the difference between being released from incarceration to homelessness and very likely legal involvement or death, and a possible organization that can assist someone to become an upstanding member of society. So I am not exaggerating when I say that Beth’s initiative and time is possibly life-changing. I’m shocked that Beth isn’t a director already, but if there’s any way for her to at least be a trainer for new staff, I truly hope she gets serious consideration 😊.

Thank you Beth, you made a difference today!!! And thank you Kathy for taking the time to read this heartfelt message. I wish you and Pinnacle the best!!