Fostering Hope, Health & Healing

Call 850-863-4160

For more details or to make referrals.

Gulf Coast Treatment Center is a psychiatric residential treatment facility providing holistic mental health care to girls and young women ages 12 to 17. Our facility uses trauma-informed care and a mix of evidence-based therapy modalities to help young women overcome emotional and behavioral issues.

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Fostering Hope, Health & Healing

Call 850-863-4160

For more details or to make referrals.

Gulf Coast Treatment Center is a psychiatric residential treatment facility providing holistic mental health care to girls and young women ages 12 to 17. Our facility uses trauma-informed care and a mix of evidence-based therapy modalities to help young women overcome emotional and behavioral issues.

Collage of female patients of all ages

Services

Group therapy is central to treatment at Gulf Coast Treatment Center. We encourage our residents to use group therapy to share experiences and find ways to work together toward healing and acceptance. Group topics include anger management, life skills, and more. We also offer specialized groups for young women who’ve experienced trauma and PTSD as a result of sexual abuse.

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To make sure our residents are ready for the world at large once they leave our program, we make sure that they’re involved in a wide array of enrichment activities that teach them living skills. This includes recreation therapy to help them learn to work with others, independent skills training to teach responsibility and self-reliance, and other outings to prepare them to be positive members of society.

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Our program offers treatment for residents who are dually-diagnosed with a substance use disorder and mental health issues. Through treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, addiction education, and relapse prevention, we create a treatment plan that targets both the cycles of addiction and underlying mental health issues.

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Academics are central to the residential program at Gulf Coast Treatment Center. Our teachers are certified and licensed by the Florida Department of Education, and our state-certified Special Education teachers have extensive experience working with teens struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. We follow state guidelines for education standards and work with home schools to align curriculum where possible.

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Our Partner Facilities

Our facility is a part of Gulf Coast Youth Services. Learn more about our partnership with Okaloosa Youth Academy, a residential juvenile justice facility for at-risk male youth.

Join Our Team

Gulf Coast Treatment Center is always looking for mental health professionals who are passionate about providing quality care to children and teens. Find out if we have a role that’s right for you.

Patient Testimonials

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“The therapists are great. They really care and were there when I needed help. I appreciate all I learned while a resident at Gulf Coast Treatment Center.”

- Anonymous
“Thank you for everything you did for our daughter. We never thought she’d make the changes needed to live with us again.”

“Thank you for everything you did for our daughter. We never thought she’d make the changes needed to live with us again.”

- Anonymous
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“I have changed so much since I got placed at Gulf Coast Treatment Center. I have been in other placements and this has been the only one that has helped me. I appreciate everything GCTC has done for me”

- Anonymous

“Thank you for being a role model to me, working with my team to get me home…I want to say thank you for everything; I really do appreciate it.”

- Anonymous

“[My therapist] was so helpful to me in getting past my trauma. Gulf Coast Treatment Center has helped me a lot. I never thought I would feel better.”

- Anonymous

Contact Us

Gulf Coast Treatment Center
1015 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Local Phone: 850-863-4160
Toll-Free: 800-537-5433
Email: Message Us

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