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Timber Ridge School

Timber Ridge School

  • Cross Junction, VA
  • Inpatient

Timber Ridge School in Cross Junction, Virginia, serves adolescent boys aged 10-21 with mental health, behavioral, and substance abuse issues. Founded in 1971, the school offers a year-round residential treatment program and an accredited middle and high school, ensuring comprehensive care and education.

Timber Ridge School received the National Association of Special Education Teachers' School of Excellence Award in 2018, recognizing its commitment to high standards in education and treatment for students with special needs.

  • Offers individualized treatment plans tailored to each student's unique needs.
  • Expanded in 2023 to include the CTE Trades Academy, offering career and technical training.
  • Residential campus features seven dormitories and extensive sports facilities, encouraging physical activity.
  • Comprehensive services include residential treatment, community in-home services, and academic programs.

Timber Ridge School specializes in treating ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Substance Abuse Disorders, among others. The primary beneficiaries are adolescent males requiring mental health, behavioral, and substance abuse support.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 9 Therapies & Programs


  • William GomkeCEOExperienced leader in education and behavioral health, dedicated to student success.
  • John LamannaFormer Executive DirectorServed as Executive Director until 2022, overseeing school operations.

Conditions and Issues Treated

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Cross Junction, VA

Substance use disorder falls under two categories: Alcohol or Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence. An individual suffering from a substance use disorder and mental health disorders is said to have a co-occurring disorder or a dual disorder. Individuals in Cross Junction, VA with substance use disorders and mental health problems are said to suffer from a ‘dual diagnosis’.

The most frequently identified mental health issues found in individuals with substance use disorders include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.

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 rehab programs like what’s offered at Timber Ridge School in Cross Junction, VA are ideal for covering all the bases that surround one’s addiction. It’s considered the most comprehensive approach to care for people afflicted with addiction. Patients live in a facility where they have access to therapy and medical care 24/7.

Timber Ridge School‘s Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

Group therapy happens at Timber Ridge School in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Cross Junction, VA patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provides long term benefits.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Timber Ridge School can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at Timber Ridge School

Experiential therapy works on the principle that the perception of individuals determines their behavior. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty in expressing themselves and interact. Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences and encourages the release of suppressed thoughts that were responsible for the negative feelings and drug addiction.

Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. Gradually the individual will experience calmness and love and change their perception positively. Other than drug addiction, Experiential therapy is useful in various behavioral and eating disorders.

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
  • Location & Contact

    Timber Ridge School Location and Directions
    1463 New Hope Rd
    Cross Junction, VA 22625

    Phone Number
    (540) 888-3456

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    • Age
      Children (0-12), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
    Helpful reference information for Timber Ridge School, a drug treatment center in Virginia located at: 1463 New Hope Rd, Cross Junction, VA 22625, 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 July 9, 2021

    Updated July 25, 2024

    Cross Junction, Virginia Addiction and Treatment

    The state of Virginia has been struggling with substance use and abuse like the rest of the United States. A little over 10% of the entire Virginia population uses drugs and almost 5% abuse alcohol every given year. This has led to almost 6.5% of all deaths in Virginia being somehow related to alcohol and/or drugs.

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