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Oak Plains Academy

Healthcare - Health Services
Located on 20 acres of rolling hills in a rural setting, about 45 minutes from Nashville, TN, Oak Plains Academy offers psychiatric residential treatment services to children and adolescents ages 11-17, struggling with emotional and behavioral issues.

Oak Plains Academy provides an on-site school dedicated to providing quality, individualized education for students in elementary, middle and high school grade levels. The school provides each resident with a structured educational setting. Educators direct studies to each student’s specific skill level, therefore, classes are small and provide modified curriculums and one-on-one attention.

Individualized Educational Plans (IEP’s) are developed and maintained for our exceptional students throughout the year. Residents are able to graduate from Oak Plains Academy with a regular high school diploma, a special education diploma, or earn their GED.

The educational programs are accredited by the Tennessee Department of Education and comply with federal law commonly known as IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
Individual Therapy:

Each resident participates in at least one individual therapy session per week with their master’s- level therapist. Therapists utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches dependent upon the resident’s individualized treatment plan to help identify triggers for acting out behaviors.

Family Therapy:

The important role of family is at the core of our therapeutic approach. Family therapy sessions are conducted weekly by the primary therapist either face to face or telephonically. Family therapy sessions focus on creating opportunities for families to make healthy changes in their relationships to restore the family unit. As well, a focus on awareness regarding the issues that led to placement at Oak Plains Academy and opportunities to enhance communication skills is presented.

Group Therapy:
Group therapy at Oak Plains Academy is conducted by master’s-level therapists at a minimum of five days each week, at regularly-scheduled times.

Therapeutic groups provide residents with the opportunity to explore their feelings, receive and give feedback, and learn to communicate with others more effectively as they discuss their treatment-related concerns.

Milieu Therapy Groups:
Milieu Therapy Groups are conducted daily by a variety of trained personnel utilizing a multi- disciplinary format, including, but not limited to:

  • Nursing groups – focusing on hygiene, medications and personal health
  • Recreational groups – focusing on team building, communication, self-esteem and positive peer relationships.
  • Life Skills groups – focusing on building the resident’s ability to learn basic daily living skills such as laundry, housekeeping and career building
  • Coping strategies – meditation and yoga.
Contact Us
Oak Plains Academy

1751 Oak Plains Road
Ashland City, TN 37015

Phone: 931-362-4723
Fax: 931-362-2816