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Welcome to Yellowbrick

Treatment at Yellowbrick is customized. Individuals with psychiatric conditions have better outcomes with a more extended support platform.

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Where Being Different Makes the Difference.

Treatment at Yellowbrick is customized. Individuals with psychiatric conditions have better outcomes with a more extended support platform.

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Find Your Way Home

Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30’s, their families, and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.”

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What Parents Say About Us

We really enjoyed our time visiting our daughter at Yellowbrick. It is hard to overestimate what that meant to all of us and our happiness. We thought she seemed better and happier than we have seen her in years. Warm Regards

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What Our Staff Says About Us

“Yellowbrick is a one of a kind establishment which allows young adults to exercise their valued freedom and to use those liberties to create better lives for themselves.”
– Core Competence Staff

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Specialized Assessment
& Treatment for Emerging Adults and their Families

Why Choose Yellowbrick

Why Choose Yellowbrick

Emerging adults need a balance of safety, structure, autonomy, and a community of relationships. Yellowbrick’s developmental neurobiological model integrates neuroscience, trauma informed psychotherapies, interventions for enhancing cognitive processing, executive functioning and lifeskills.

Individualized Care

Individualized Care

Treatment at Yellowbrick is customized. Individuals with psychiatric conditions have better outcomes with a more extended support platform and continued intensive treatment at varying levels of care to sustain enduring recovery.

Supported Housing

Supported Housing

The Residence provides emerging adults engaged in PHP at Yellowbrick the experience of Community membership while having the support in real-time to face the self-regulation, executive function and life-skill challenges of independent living.

About Yellowbrick

Yellowbrick has created a developmentally specialized, research-based clinical model that integrates cutting-edge findings from neuroscience, innovative psychotherapies, strength-based life skills, and wellness medicine.

Across a spectrum of diagnoses and patterns of dysfunction, all of the young people coming to Yellowbrick share common difficulties in negotiating the universal challenges of transitioning into adulthood. Modal diagnoses include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, trauma-related and dissociative disorders, co-occurring psychotic disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline and avoidant personality disorders, and “failure to launch.”

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Our Services

Comprehensive Assessments

The Residence

Minding the Brain & Life Strategies

Reward Alternative Pathways (RAP) for Substance Use Disorders

Trauma Recovery Program

Soma Self/Eating Disorders Program

Specialized Treatment for Adopted Young Adults

Extreme Experiences

Synchrony Brain Health®

Family Services

Neuroatypical “Spectrum” Individuals and their Families

Yellow Brick

Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30’s, their families, and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals, and choices.

Yellow Brick Play

Yellowbrick’s Consultation & Treatment Center offers:

Minding the Brain PHP/IOP promoting brain regulation with multiple approaches such as mindfulness, mind-body work, self-integration techniques, distress tolerance skills training, and support for promoting sustaining attachments. Life Strategies Program PHP/IOP continues much of the work of Minding the Brain while also addressing universal developmental challenges for emerging adults. Individual and family adolescent services addressing self-governance, social effectiveness, and renegotiating family relationships in the context of achieving connected autonomy.

Specialty Programs Include:

  • Trauma recovery
  • Substance abuse and compulsive behaviors
  • Disorders affecting the relationship of self to the body
  • Center for Clinical Neuroscience
  • Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS)
  • Neuro-feedback
  • Collaborative genomically informed psychopharmacology & nutraceuticals
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
  • ReCognition: cognitive enhancement
  • Sleep hygiene

Core Competence Addressing:

  • Psychiatrically informed home health visitation
  • Executive functioning and life skills
  • Education, career & community participation
  • Health, nutrition & wellness
  • Support for psychotic disorders
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Healing The Brain,
Transforming Lives

Yellowbrick has created a developmentally specialized, research-based clinical model that integrates cutting edge findings from neuroscience, innovate psychotherapies, strength-based life skills and wellness medicine.

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A Roadmap for Couple Therapy

Colleagues & Conversations @ Yellowbrick A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: A Psychiatrist’s Journey to an Integrative Psychoanalytic Approach to Couple…

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Yellowbrick Blog

Exploring Yellowbrick’s Minding the Brain – Life Strategies Program

Exploring Yellowbrick’s Minding the Brain – Life Strategies Program

At Yellowbrick, we understand that embarking on the road to emotional stability and well-being is unique for each emerging adult….

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How Yellowbrick Supports Young Adults in Life Planning

How Yellowbrick Supports Young Adults in Life Planning

Young adults who are transitioning into independence, especially those who are living with mental health issues, need help with life…

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The Power of Art Therapy for Young Adults in Mental Health Treatment

The Power of Art Therapy for Young Adults in Mental Health Treatment

The challenges that come with mental health disorders can be overwhelming, particularly for young adults who are in the midst…

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“Yellowbrick is an internationally unique treatment center integrating interdisciplinary research with expert clinical experience into a transformative, coherent treatment model.”

Allan Schore, Ph.D

Yellowbrick saved our son’s life. It is that simple and that complex. Our son (now 21) spent 7 months in the Yellowbrick program and he too agrees that it saved his life. I have worked in the field of children’s behavioral health my entire career and can say without a doubt the professional staff at YB is the most expert, clinically sophisticated, caring, and committed group I have ever experienced. They work nearly 24 hours a day, always on call, talking with the kids and the parents and managing endless crises.

Parent

Thank you Bryn,
We really enjoyed our time visiting our daughter at Yellowbrick. It is hard to overestimate what that meant to all of us and our happiness. She still has a long way to go, don’t get me wrong. But we thought she seemed better and happier than we have seen her in years. She is “connecting the dots”. She likes the staff very much. All of you there have been very good with her and we appreciate it very much. Thank you all for what you do. It is awfully hard, I know. I look forward to our continued conversations.

Warm Regards

“I think of you and the team there often. You do really good work and you are incredibly brave and compassionate. I don’t know what the future will bring, but the last year and a half has been a gift that I know wouldn’t have happened without the time at Yellowbrick.”

Mom of 2020 Alumni

Dr. Viner, I’m a former Yellowbrick patient and resident from over a decade ago. I have been thriving since leaving Yellowbrick, being especially stable for the past 8 years or so.

I want to express my sincere gratitude. It’s exciting that I’ve moved forward these past 12 years so much so that I don’t think about Menninger or Yellowbrick much. Taking care of my mental health is a priority but not my identity.
You all are truly unsung heroes.
Please take care.

Sincerely,

H

Dr. Viner,
I want to thank you for welcoming me so warmly to Yellowbrick yesterday. You and your excellent staff have created such a generous culture. I was struck by the continuity of kindness and care from every one I encountered – wow! And the Clinical Conference, I’m still thinking about how each person’s expertise and care were expressed so directly as if to say: “We care about you and we want you to get better – do you care as much?” I wish that I were looking for a job but instead, I’m heartened to know that such a place exists so that I might refer someone to your most excellent care.
Thank you for the inspiring visit, I’m grateful to have been invited.
Warm regards –

Emily, LCSW

I wanted to thank you for all the time you spent helping me get my life on track. You’ve had a lasting impact on my life, the kind that I’m never going to forget. Best wishes for the end of this year, the new year, and every year after that.

Anonymous

I was one of the first residents of Yellowbrick. I am happy to see it still running. I am married with two beautiful girls and am working as a registered nurse. Just wanted to touch base. Thank you for teaching me DBT as I find it a useful tool even today. I really do love and use the skills taught to me all those years ago. It still blows my mind when I think of how far I’ve come.

12-Year Alumnus

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Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.

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    Bipolar Disorder

    A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.

    Major Depressive Disorder

    People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.

    Neuroatypical “Spectrum” Individuals and their Families

    These individuals often experience an extended period of anxiety and disruption as the young person ages out of the structured support settings available through the educational and social services systems.

    Thought Disorder

    A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.

    Personality Disorders

    Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.

    PTSD

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.

    ADHD

    A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.

    Eating Disorders

    Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.

    OCD

    A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.

    Adopted Individuals and Families

    We are committed to the developing specialized services for adopted emerging adults and their families.