Now Offering Theraputic Day School Covered By Insurance

Innova Joy’s Therapy Programs

Our programs, encompassing Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization Day Treatment, and Therapeutic Day School, offer comprehensive day treatment within a secure and nurturing environment, enabling teens to heal from life's challenges and traumas.

Who we treat
Who we treat
Therapeutic Day School, Partial Hospitalization, In-person Outpatient, Virtual Outpatient, In-person Intensive Outpatient, Virtual Intensive Outpatient
Who we treat
ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Human Trafficking, Mood Depression, Physical Abuse/Neglect, PTSD & Trauma, Relationship Trauma, School Behavior Issues, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts, Trouble At School/Home.

Therapeutic Day School Treatment For Teens

Innova Joy offers specialized trauma therapy for adolescents aged 12-17, ensuring a welcoming and comforting atmosphere for healing. Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, our day treatment provides a tranquil, secure, and supportive environment for teenagers to begin their journey towards recovery.

Our Facility

Innova Joy

Innova Joy's facility is designed with the well-being of adolescents in mind, offering a warm and inviting space that promotes safety and healing. Equipped with state-of-the-art therapeutic resources, our center provides an ideal environment for effective trauma therapy and personal growth. Every aspect of our facility, from comfortable therapy rooms to engaging common areas, is tailored to support the unique needs of teenagers undergoing treatment, ensuring a positive and transformative experience.

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Common Challenges with Traditional Teen Treatment Programs

Traditional teen treatment programs often struggle with a one-size-fits-all approach that fails to address the unique needs and challenges of each teenager. This lack of personalization can lead to ineffective treatment outcomes, as it doesn't account for the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and issues teens face today.

Why Our Teen Treatment Program Is Different

Our teen treatment program stands apart by emphasizing individualized care and integrating a wide range of therapeutic methods tailored to meet the specific needs of each teenager. We focus on creating a supportive and understanding environment that encourages personal growth, resilience, and healing, ensuring a more effective and lasting impact on the lives of the teens we serve.

What We Treat

By addressing the underlying factors behind these challenges, we enable teenagers to reclaim ownership of their lives, cultivating a profound sense of empowerment and overall well-being.


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Human Trafficking

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Mood Depression

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Physical Abuse/Neglect

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Relationship Trauma

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School Behavior Issues

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Sexual Abuse

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Suicidal Thoughts

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Trouble at School/Home

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Treatment Methods

At Innova Joy, we employ a diverse range of evidence-based treatment methods to support teens on their healing journeys. From Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization Day Treatment, and our Therapeutic Day School programs - we utilize a variety of innovative therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EDMR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we tailor our comprehensive services to meet the diverse needs of mental health and trauma recovery.

Admission Process

We understand that selecting a treatment for your teen is a daunting task, requiring immense bravery as you seek the best for their future. From your initial contact with us, rest assured, you're not on this journey alone; we're dedicated to guiding you and your teen through every step towards healing.

*Please have the following items available for your teen’s initial assessment in Step 1: presenting concerns, insurance information, current medication list, and medical history.


Step 1

To learn more about us and our services, we encourage you to contact us to set up a time to speak with an admissions specialist. We will walk you through every step of the process and help you determine what the best next step is for you. At Innova Joy, we never view your teen as just a number, but a soul that deserves the best life possible, and we want to help point your family in that direction.


Step 2

We will provide you with a confidential initial screening session at no cost to you. Our expertise in trauma treatment and behavioral health can help you feel confident that you will be getting the answers you need to make the most informed decision regarding the available healthcare choices for your teen.


Step 3

If it is determined that Innova Joy is the right step for your teen, we will work with you to set up payment and guide you in the insurance process. We even have a packet of information for your family that we will send to you to pass along to loved ones in your life to help answer their questions, so you don’t have to.


Step 4

Once payment has been made, we await your teen’s arrival to begin their journey to healing. Because everyone’s path is different and many factors can impact the amount of care that is needed or allowed, it is difficult to say how long your teen’s treatment will be. However, our team will communicate with you every step of the way to ensure your teen has the tools and support they need to begin the healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your program covered by Insurance?

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Yes, we take all major insurance. Insurances include, but are not limited to Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, United, Optum, Comp Psych, GEHA, Multiplan, Cigna, Tricare, Humana, and more.

What is the average time a teen can attend the Innova Joy school?

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It varies based on individual needs, but teens can generally stay up to 4 months covered by most insurances. We also offer private pay options for extended stays.

Do you offer transportation?

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Yes. We have a shuttle bus that picks up in various locations around San Antonio for your convenience.

What ages do you serve?

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We serve ages 12-17.

I don’t have insurance. Can my child attend your therapeutic day school program?

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Yes! We have reasonable private pay options. We also take Care Credit, which offers financing to make our program more accessible.

What does a typical day look like?

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Students attend school, covering all core classes (Math, English, Science). They also participate in a variety practical groups, such as cooking, gardening, and life skills. Lastly, they are in empirically proven therapeutic programming daily. These groups include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), RO-DBT for social skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and more. Animal assisted therapy is also interwoven throughout the week, as teens learn to care for and relate to other living creatures.

What To Expect

Items To Leave at Home

To provide a safe and secure environment, Innova Joy does not allow for certain items at our location. We kindly ask that your teen leave the following items behind during their trauma treatment.

  • Clothing with references to gangs, drugs, or alcohol
  • Clothing with profane, obscene, or suggestive printing, pictures, or designs
  • Wearing pants or other clothing that reveals underwear, shorts must have at least a 7-inch inseam
  • Tank top straps must be at least an inch wide and not show chest from sides; no high heels are permitted
  • Staff will discuss with clients if clothing is inappropriate, and we ask that your teen cooperates with us

Smoking & Substance Use Policy

As part of the recovery process, Innova Joy wants you to reboot your teen’s system physically and mentally to produce the best of them. Research has been conducted that illustrates how our gut affects the brain, which in turn regulates our emotions.

As Innova Joy aims to help improve the condition in your teen’s gut to regulate their emotions better, we have a no tobacco or substance use policy. No smoking or vaping is permitted. We believe this will help in providing them with the optimal situation to begin their journey to recovery at our therapy location.

Paying For Treatment

Insurance coverage often varies, so if your provider isn't listed, don't hesitate to inquire. At Innova Joy, our insurance and financial experts are ready to conduct a complimentary benefits review for you. We are committed to advocating for you, ensuring that we explore every avenue to facilitate your access to treatment.

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Levels of Care

Therapudic Day School

Level Of Care

Our Therapeutic Day School Program, ranging from 3 weeks to 4 months, operates Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, providing a comprehensive schedule designed for deep therapeutic engagement and learning. A shuttle service is included, ensuring easy and stress-free transportation for participants, enhancing accessibility and convenience to support families and students throughout the treatment process.

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Partial Hospitalization

Level Of Care

Teens attend our Partial Hospitalization Day Treatment Program, to receive onsite care during the day, returning to their own homes at night. This program is 8 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 21-45 days.

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In-person Intensive Outpatient Program

Level Of Care

Teens attend our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in the evenings after school, allowing for a normal daytime schedule with intensive therapy in the evenings for 3 hours a day, 3 days a week.

Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program

Level Of Care

Our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for teens is conducted in the evenings, post-school hours, facilitating a regular daytime routine while providing intensive therapy sessions online for 3 hours, 3 days a week.

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In-person Outpatient

Level Of Care

Our Outpatient Program allows teens to attend therapy sessions for one hour each week after school, ensuring therapy complements their daily schedules. This structured yet flexible approach supports their ongoing healing without interrupting educational pursuits.

Virtual Outpatient

Level Of Care

The Virtual Outpatient Program offers teens the opportunity to engage in online therapy sessions for one hour weekly, after school hours, perfectly fitting into their daily routines. This method provides a balanced structure that facilitates continuous healing while seamlessly integrating with their academic commitments.

Meet Our Team

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Admissions Coordinator


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