Counseling is core to everything we do at Salem. Our counseling is two pronged in its approach, marrying therapeutic credibility with Biblical support.

First and foremost, our counseling is Biblical. Our experienced counselors focus on behavioral and emotional recovery. Our therapeutic program bridges the divide between family and son by providing consistent individual, family and group therapies. Many families have come to us asking for help with their troubled boys and have found themselves helped as well.

Second, our counseling is therapeutic based. We counsel from wisdom and experience. It is our belief that the only way to change outward behavior is through what we call a ‘heart change.’ We can change their mind, but only God can change their heart. We believe this and all of our counseling, though therapeutic, is also supported by scripture.

All of our campus staff are intentional in actively interacting with our students throughout the day and evening. Many of these open conversations lead to deeper life centered discussions.  The Ranch could be accurately described as place where the boys begin to feel comfortable opening up to staff and “peeling back the onion” on important life issues. Many times these interactions are a part of significant heart change and healing.