Treatment Placement Specialists®

Improving Lives Through Informed Treatment Guidance®


Who We Are

As an initiative of Acadia Healthcare, the Treatment Placement Specialists® (TPS) team is comprised of behavioral healthcare professionals dedicated to supporting families, clients, and clinicians who are seeking comprehensive mental health and/or addiction programming. With access to a broad spectrum of ethical, integrated, and clinically-driven programs across the country, TPS offers higher-level treatment options for nearly every demographic; from eating disorder and substance use disorders, to  mood disorders, process addictions, chronic pain, co-occuring disorders, trauma-related diagnoses and more.

Our team is strategically placed across the United States, increasing access to care and addressing the unique needs of each community we serve. As a free resource to clinicians, families, employer groups, and individuals in need, we strive to empower clients to feel confident in their treatment decisions, yielding stronger results and more positive recovery outcomes.

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How can we best serve you?

Client-Centered Approach

The Treatment Placement Specialists® team of Acadia Healthcare is dedicated to putting the client first in all we do. We work alongside behavioral healthcare providers to help them navigate the treatment landscape so they are their clients feel confident in their treatment choice. We believe clients should feel empowered in their choice for where they start or continue their recovery journey. Each Treatment Placement Specialist will always do what is in their power to provide as much education and clarity around the treatment guidance they provide.

Pre-Treatment Consultation

We believe clients can be engaged with their treatment and recovery before residential or stepdown treatment even begins. Each TPS provides education and tailored treatment guidance to referents and families so that clients can be empowered to take ownership of their program choice, increasing the likelihood that their personal goals of recovery will be achieved. Our goal is to provide clients and referents confidence in the treatment center they choose to work with so that clients have a foundation of a desire for well-being upon admission.

Vetting Programs

As the TPS team, we exist to not only guide individuals in navigating treatment options that are a fit for their individual needs, but to ensure that the treatment options presented are ethical and clinically sound. Our team will never refer to a treatment center that has not been personally visited and vetted by one of our TPS team members located across the country. This is true for all levels of care including residential, stepdown such as IOP and PHP, and local outpatient services.

Access to a Nationwide Network of Trusted Programs

There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all treatment. Since each client has individual needs and unique client presentations, the TPS will work tirelessly to ensure each client finds the best program fit that reflects that presentation. Working with the TPS goes one step further than just diagnosis. The geographical, spiritual, financial, emotional, mental, and physical states of the client helps the TPS create a client profile that will help them determine which program will be best suited to that client. We work with programs across the country, that conduct evidence-based, clinically driven treatment inside and outside of Acadia’s formal network.

Continuing Care Planning and Assistance

Our free services for the client we work with expand the time they spend in residential treatment or in a stepdown program. We know that the road to recovery is a lifelong journey and finding the right aftercare program is just as important as the decision for residential or IOP/PHP care. Therefore, the dedicated TPS team stays connected to the client all the way through to ongoing care. Upon discharge the TPS will help coordinate the right fit for a stepdown program. We want clients to feel equipped with the resources needed to transition out of a higher level of care back to the life they want for themselves. Should deemed clinically appropriate, the TPS team will work with the original referent to ensure the feel included in this process.

I love working with Shannon (TPS in Michigan), it’s been a great experience, and we’ve been able to get so many people help who need it desperately.

– Bruce Goldberg, LMSW, CAADC, President of Rivers Bend PC
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Marks of Quality Care
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • Higher Education Case Management Association (HECMA)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation