Momentum Young Adult Therapeutic Program Cost

How much does Momentum Young Adult Therapy cost?

Momentum Young Adult Therapy's daily rate is $735, which is comparable to similar programs. However, we offer a discount for parents who opt for cash payment methods such as ACH, wire transfer, or check, bringing the rate down to $715 per day, with an average length of stay being 70-90 days based on the individual young adult’s needs.

Additionally, 529 Funds can cover the entire cost of the program for those eligible.

This investment goes towards a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to foster holistic development and lasting progress for the young adults we serve and their families.

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How is Cost Invested?

Every cent used to pay for our program is invested in care and services that are tailored to your needs and goals.

From individualized treatment planning and a diverse range of therapies to social emotional learning & college readiness programming to life skills training, every facet of our therapeutic approach is meticulously designed to support young adults on their journey toward long-term healing, growth, and functional independence.

Therapeutic Programs

  • Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Clinical Assessments
  • Individual Therapy with Primary Therapist
  • Group Therapy with Peers
  • Challenge by Choice Experiential Therapy

Integrated Academics

  • 529 Funds Eligibility
  • Accredited College Course & Academic Credits
  • Social Emotional Learning Curriculum
  • College Readiness & Life Skills Classes
  • Transition Support

Wellness Programs

  • Mindfulness Exercises
  • Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Director
  • Nutrition/Culinary Lessons
  • Healing Art & Nature-Based Activities
  • Whole Foods Diet
  • Executive Function Development
  • Equine Relational Therapy

Family Programming

  • Weekly Parent Coaching
  • Weekly Parent Group Sessions
  • Family Therapy Zoom Sessions
  • Therapeutic Phase Workbooks For Parents
  • Family Reunification Programs
  • Family Transition Planning
  • Alumni Family Support Calls
  • Sibling Support (when appropriate)

"Momentum has completely changed me. Being at Momentum, I have gained confidence in myself and grown comfortable being vulnerable. I have grown a greater passion for outdoor recreation. I have learned how to manage anxiety and patience. I will forever be grateful to the Momentum community for changing my life."

~ Momentum Student


Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare vs. Treatment As Usual

Published in the Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment Journal, the 2019 scientific study titled The Value of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare for Adolescent Substance Users with Comorbid Conditions examines clients aged 13 to 17 dealing with substance use and a dual diagnosis of one or more mental health concerns.

The research compares three distinct treatment modalities: Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH), Treatment As Usual (TAU) — which encompasses residential facilities, outpatient services, and other conventional healthcare settings — and no treatment — which refers to no long-term treatment but includes acute, episodic emergency hospitalization.

The findings of this study show that compared to TAU, OBH programs, like Momentum, stand out for higher completion rates, better cost-effectiveness, increased quality-of-life improvements, and superior clinical outcomes.

Higher Completion Rates

OBH: 94% vs. TAU: 37%

This suggests that OBH might be more engaging and effective at retaining participants through the completion of the program, a critical factor in treatment success.

OBH Completion Rate: 94%
TAU Completion Rate: 37%

Better Cost-Effectiveness

OBH: $27,426 vs. TAU: $31,113

When costs were adjusted for actual completion rates, OBH options are, on average, less costly per person for a 90-day treatment period ($27,426) compared to TAU ($31,113).

OBH Cost: $27,426
TAU Cost: $31,113

Quality of Life Improvements

60% Increase in QALY for OBH

Compared to TAU, OBH was associated with a significant increase in Quality of Life Years (QALY), indicating benefits to both immediate and long-term recovery.

Increase Compared to TAU

Superior Clinical Outcomes

424% Better Outcomes for OBH

OBH produced 424% better treatment outcomes than TAU as measured by the Youth Outcome Questionnaire, including emotional and behavioral issues.

Better Compared to TAU

How Does Momentum Compare To Other Therapeutic Treatment Options?

Momentum stands out among therapeutic treatment options as it offers a comprehensive, evidence-based approach that addresses the challenges that come with navigating young adult anxiety, depression, technology addiction, social isolation, neurodivergence, identity formation, difficulty with college academics, and more.

By combining innovative techniques with personalized care, Momentum's approach is designed to produce lasting and sustainable results that empower individuals to overcome challenges and achieve their goals long after they graduate.

Navigating mental health and personal growth requires selecting the right level of care for the young adult in your life. From weekly therapy sessions for ongoing support to intensive outpatient or residential treatments for deeper challenges, understanding the nuances of mental health and personal growth is crucial in determining the appropriate level of care for a young adult.

Each individual's journey is unique, and what works for one person may not be suitable for another.

Here are some considerations for selecting the right level of care:

Weekly Talk Therapy Sessions

~ $75-$200 per session

Hour-long sessions typically occur once per week or every other week.

The ongoing duration depends on the individual's progress and goals.

Weekly or biweekly sessions could range from a few weeks to several months or longer.

Talk therapy involves regular sessions with a therapist to discuss emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. It aims to explore and address psychological issues, improve coping skills, and promote mental well-being.

This option offers consistent support for individuals who require ongoing assistance but do not need intensive care.

Weekly talk therapy sessions are suitable for managing general mental health concerns and maintaining stability.

Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP)

~ $250-$800 per session

IOP can last several weeks to a few months, with frequent sessions (three to four hours of daily treatment, 3-5 days a week).

IOP provides structured therapy sessions and support while allowing participants to live at home.

Intensive outpatient therapy is more intensive than weekly talk therapy but less restrictive than inpatient treatment.

It may include individual therapy, group therapy, psycho-education, and skill-building exercises.

IOP is beneficial for individuals with moderate to severe mental health issues who require more support than weekly therapy but don't need 24-hour care.

It's suitable for those who can maintain some level of functioning in their daily lives.

In-Patient Hospitalization

~ $1,000-$2,000 per day

It can vary widely depending on the severity of the individual's condition but typically ranges from a few days to a few weeks.

Immediate stabilization in a psychiatric hospital for acute crises such as self-harm or suicidal thoughts.

In-patient hospitalization involves round-the-clock care and is designed for individuals experiencing severe mental health crises or acute symptoms that require intensive monitoring and treatment.

Treatment may include medication management, therapy, stabilization, and safety measures.

Hospitalization becomes necessary when there's an immediate risk to the individual's safety or that of others. It provides intensive, round-the-clock care and supervision during severe mental health episodes.

Residential Treatment Center (RTC)

~ $10,000-$30,000 per month
(~ $330-$1,000 per day)

The duration of most RTC programs ranges from 6 months to 2+ years.

RTCs are long-term, live-in treatment programs offering therapeutic and academic support with 24/7 monitoring.

RTCs offer a highly structured and supportive environment for individuals with complex mental health issues. They provide comprehensive treatment programs, including therapy and medication management.

Residents live on-site and receive 24-hour care and supervision.

RTCs are suitable for individuals with severe and complex mental health conditions, such as substance use disorders, eating disorders, or personality disorders, who require intensive, long-term treatment in a structured environment away from their daily lives.

An RTC is an option for those requiring intensive intervention and a supportive community to address complex mental health challenges.

Momentum Young Adult Therapy Program

~ $715 per day

The average program duration at Momentum is 70-90 days.

Momentum is a therapeutic gap year program integrating clinical therapy, Challenge by Choice activities, college-level education, and life skills training. Our program emphasizes holistic recovery through experiential therapy and education.

Momentum is best suited for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who are navigating the transition into independence and adulthood, aiming for sustainable healing and support and providing an ideal environment for holistic growth and development during this crucial phase of life.

Our program works well for those on the autism spectrum, those questioning or exploring various aspects of their identity, those seeking assistance in managing trauma, anxiety, depression, or technology addiction, and those eager to take a break from college.

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Unlocking Educational Opportunities at Momentum

529 Funds Can Cover The Entire Cost of Our Program

529 Funds Flexibility

Enrolled students have the flexibility to leverage their 529 college savings plan to cover varying portions of the program costs. A 529 college savings plan, a state-sponsored investment tool, allows for tax-free withdrawals specifically designed to fund education expenses.

Breaking Financial Barriers

This initiative opens doors for more students facing challenges, making the Momentum therapy program financially accessible. By tapping into the 529 college savings plan, the burden of tuition becomes more manageable for both students and their families.

Enhancing Therapeutic Engagement

Beyond financial relief, this opportunity offers a distinctive experience. Students actively engage in therapy programming, aligning their classroom learnings with practical applications. Imagine gaining a profound understanding of therapeutic techniques and applying them to one's own journey—a unique opportunity for personal growth and insight.