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San Marcos Treatment Center

San Marcos Treatment Center in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos Treatment Center is a psychiatric residential facility offering specialized programs and amenities for children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges in a serene 65-acre setting.

About San Marcos Treatment Center

San Marcos Treatment Center, located in San Marcos, Texas, is a long-standing psychiatric residential treatment facility. Established in 1940, it specializes in treating children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges. The center features 212 beds and offers a 65-acre serene setting in the Texas Hill Country.

Believing in the potential for positive change in every individual, San Marcos Treatment Center creates individualized treatment plans to address challenges. Accredited by the Joint Commission, it emphasizes both the strength of its patients and their growth opportunities.

  • Provides a distraction-free environment conducive to healing on a 65-acre campus.
  • Specialized programs for children and adolescents targeting emotional and behavioral management.
  • Offers the Patriot Support Program specifically for military dependents.
  • Extensive amenities including a free-standing school, swimming pools, gymnasiums, and life skills preparation sites.

San Marcos Treatment Center caters to children aged 6-12 and adolescents aged 13-17 with complex behavioral, neurodevelopmental, or neuropsychiatric disorders.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 11 Therapies & Programs


  • Andrew HerodChief Executive OfficerOver 16 years in behavioral health leadership.
  • Gregory WysockiChief Financial OfficerJoined SMTC in 2019 with 7+ years of CFO experience.
  • Shephali Sharma, M.D.Executive Medical DirectorBoard certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Robin CunninghamDirector of Human ResourcesSupervises the human resources department.
  • Robert Rodriguez, M.S. Ed., BCBA, LCCAChild Care Administrator | Behavioral AnalystResponsible for compliance to state regulations.
  • Michael NewDirector of Performance ImprovementOversees data collection and organizational improvement efforts.

Conditions and Issues Treated


Conditions such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder are part of mental illness. This may occur that opioid abuse and vice versa are induced by mental illness. Diagnosing a concurrent diagnosis or co-occurring condition at San Marcos Treatment Center is essential to understand the addiction better.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Inpatient programs are intensive regimes that require individuals suffering from serious addictions to admit themselves into a controlled environment. Inpatient programs in Texas generally span over 28 days to six months. The first step in an inpatient program is medically assisted detox. Doctors and addiction specialists at San Marcos Treatment Center monitor the individual’s vital signs as the drugs leave their system. Some inpatient rehab programs also provide counseling for family members to provide encouragement and emotional support. In inpatient programs, patients have access to 24-hour medical supervision.

Therapies & Programs

Therapy plays a major role in addiction recovery. It encourages patients to get to the root of their addiction and learn how to better handle the issues that led to using. Therapy can be conducted in group and one on one settings. In San Marcos Treatment Center‘s individual therapy, the patient meets with the therapist in a one on one setting. This allows them to focus on the underlying issues of addiction and come up with solutions to prevent future abuse.

One of the most common areas of stress and damage during addiction is in intimate relationships. Addiction involves everyone in a family, not only the addict. Couples therapy can rebuild trust and joy that may have been damaged.

When the whole family is involved, healing can be far more successful. Family counseling involves genetic factors to the family of the addict. This offers the means to cope with addiction and its underlying emotional disorders for loved ones. It is a helpful method for addicts in helping to adjust to sober living.

Attending group therapy at San Marcos Treatment Center in San Marcos, Texas allows those seeking sobriety to realize they are not alone in their battles. This is when a group of people all in different phases of recovery get together and speak about their battles. They talk about their triggers, their successes, their failures, and the things they can do to get on and stay on a sober path. These sessions also teach life skills, communication, healthy habits, and can include alternative types of therapy.

Trauma therapy allows people who struggled with a past trauma to face the situation and learn to overcome the situation. Many people who went through trauma early on, struggle with addiction later in life. By addressing the trauma and moving past the issues, it can help someone attending treatment at San Marcos Treatment Center in San Marcos, TX move forward with their recovery and begin to take a better hold of their sober future.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a method of individual and/or group counseling in San Marcos, Texas that focuses on acceptance and change. It was developed to advance the idea of balancing opposites. It is a coping method of avoiding black and white approach to situations and problems. DBT can be very effective in developing coping strategies for negative emotions and experiences, and is available for patients at San Marcos Treatment Center.
The relationship between the thoughts, feelings, and actions of a patient is explored by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). As an alternative to turning to drugs and alcohol in San Marcos, Texas, it helps to create a balanced response to thoughts and feelings. Effective communication between users and those around them is also encouraged. It is an efficient treatment for individuals suffering from all sorts of addictions, professionally provided by San Marcos Treatment Center.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at San Marcos Treatment Center

This is a type of therapy that involves activity to recreate situations that may have caused trauma or negative emotions. Experiential therapy at San Marcos Treatment Center in San Marcos, TX can involve acting, props, arts and crafts, animal care or other tools that may be effective.

This therapy is done on an individual basis and can help revisit and heal from past traumas. Trust between the therapist and individual is important for success. Experiential therapy can help you more closely become you and move through life in a positive and authentic manner.

Payment Options

For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    San Marcos Treatment Center Location and Directions
    120 Bert Brown St
    San Marcos, TX 78666

    Phone Number
    (512) 396-8500

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    San Marcos Treatment Center Location and Directions

    120 Bert Brown St
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 396-8500


    Age Children (0-12), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

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    Helpful reference information for San Marcos Treatment Center, a drug treatment center in Texas located at: 120 Bert Brown St, San Marcos, TX 78666, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed June 27, 2021

    Updated July 2, 2024

    San Marcos, Texas Addiction and Treatment

    Texas is one of the primary hubs for drug smuggling into the country. The border between Texas and Mexico is more than 1,000 miles long. More than 10 million residents use alcohol every year and more than 25% of those are minors. Alcohol and drug use has become so common in Texas that almost 15% of all deaths can be attributed to these substances.

    San Marcos, a vibrant city between Austin and San Antonio, offers a lively community with outdoor recreation and cultural attractions. Home to Texas State University, it provides an engaging environment for personal growth, despite the challenges posed by substance abuse. From 2020 to 2024, Hays County saw an 18% decrease in opioid-related treatment admissions, while fentanyl-related overdose deaths increased by 25% and cocaine abuse cases rose by 15%.

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