Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services

Muirwood - Trusted Teen Rehab & Treatment

Trusted Teen Rehab & Treatment

Treating teen mental health and substance use disorders. Trusted by parents and professionals. Emphasizing kindness and compassion over confrontation and control.

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We are acutely aware that teen mental health and substance abuse issues can be overwhelming. But know that the compassionate, experienced professionals at Muir Wood can help. At Muir Wood, we provide the highest-quality care available, creating a setting where teens and families feel valued and engaged. The guiding philosophy of our program emphasizes kindness and compassion over confrontation and control. Accredited by the Joint Commission, recognized as a gold standard in care, and in-network with leading insurers such as Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, and others, Muir Wood makes exceptional adolescent mental healthcare accessible.

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A Behavioral Healthcare Center of Excellence

Adolescent mental health disorders are complicated conditions that affect every aspect of teen life and identity. Successfully treating these disorders requires comprehensive and coordinated care. Providing this level of care requires significant time, resources, and support. Challenges to teen mental health and treatment options are evolving. As front-line responders, Muir Wood clinicians are acutely aware of the multifaceted nature of adolescent mental health disorders and the complexity of the underlying factors that contribute to their development and perpetuation.

Nationally recognized as a leader in teen treatment, Muir Wood strives to be the center of excellence for the practice and advancement of adolescent mental healthcare. Our use of evidence-based practices, training of the next generation of specialized care providers, and our multidisciplinary treatment approach allow Muir Wood to provide the highest-quality care available. Muir Wood was founded on the mission to make exceptional care available to more families by being an in-network provider.

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Founder’s Message

What Parents Are Saying

Why Parents Choose Muir Wood


Advancing adolescent health

Successfully treating teen mental health requires a holistic approach that addresses the underlying causes of self-destructive behaviors. Only when these underlying issues are identified and treated can there be positive change and sustainable healing.

On a recent episode of the Gray Bisbee Show, Scott Sowle, Muir Wood Founder and CEO, discusses the current state of teen behavioral health, the origins of Muir Wood, and the nature of the Muir Wood teen treatment experience.
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Integrated psychiatry

Full-time psychiatry offers multiple advantages to patients. Muir Wood’s psychiatrists are able to dedicate significant time with each client to better assess problems and progress and to optimize the use of medications if necessary.

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USF practicum

Muir Wood is an accepted practicum program for University of San Francisco medical students. Here, interns are supervised by experienced psychiatrists, therapists, and nurses to gain crucial skills that make high-quality care available to more families.

We’re Here to Help You

Taking your call is our calling

We work with parents, family members, and professionals every day to find appropriate mental healthcare for adolescents and teens. We know how scary and intimidating these conditions can be for families and our goal is to help families start to feel better by getting the care they need. It is our privilege to speak with you.

Warm Welcome from Scott and Kia
My goal for Muir Wood has always been to create a setting that emphasizes kindness and compassion over confrontation and control. A program that promotes sustainable, life-long connections by providing teens and their parents an idyllic location coupled with caring, dedicated and highly qualified professionals who partner with families to find more effective ways to communicate and begin the process of healing.”
– Scott Sowle, Muir Wood Founder

17% of high school students reported in 2017 that they had thought seriously about attempting suicide

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

32% of all adolescents ages 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder

National Institutes of Health

24% of teens report being bullied at school

US Dept. Justice

Common Teen Mental Health Challenges

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