Treatment Placement Specialists®

Client Resources

With access to a variety of clinically driven programs both inside and outside of Acadia’s formal network, the Treatment Placement Specialists® team has higher-level options for nearly every need and population, helping individuals and families access the most appropriate care for lasting recovery.

How We Help Individuals & Families

Referral Resources

Treatment Placement Specialists® work with an array of healthcare providers, such as psychiatrists, clinical social workers, psychologists, and licensed therapists, to expedite patient placement and locate programs that are most suited to each client’s unique needs.

How We Work with Providers

Professional Events

The Treatment Placement Specialists® team is pleased to partner with behavioral healthcare providers across the country to educate and inform individuals about the latest treatment modalities and evidence-based care through continuing education events, roundtable discussions, and professional workshops.

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Contact Us

The Treatment Placement Specialists® team serves as a nationwide network of behavioral healthcare assistance professionals. We offer hands-on guidance to both clients and clinicians in need of a variety of behavioral health solutions. Contact your local TPS today to learn more or to share your experience collaborating with a member of our team.

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Improving Lives through Informed Treatment Guidance®

Acadia Healthcare’s Treatment Placement Specialists® (TPS) team provides complimentary treatment guidance and referrals for individuals who need personalized programming due to behavioral health and substance use concerns. As a free resource to licensed professionals, families, employer groups, first responders, higher education entities, and individuals in need, TPS empowers clients to feel confident in their treatment decisions, yielding stronger results and more positive recovery outcomes.

Services Offered by the TPS Team

Seeking treatment for mental health disorders, behavioral concerns, and substance use challenges can be immensely overwhelming, especially when navigating the admissions process. The TPS team works to make the process as simple and seamless as possible.

Pre-Treatment Consultation

We believe in involving clients in their treatment and recovery before residential or step-down care even begins. Treatment Placement Specialists® provide tailored treatment guidance to referents and families to empower clients to take ownership of their personal recovery goals.

Vetting Programs

Treatment Placement Specialists® help clients navigate the clinical options that best match their needs while ensuring that all programs are ethically and clinically sound. We will never refer clients to a treatment center that one of our team members has not personally visited and vetted.

Ongoing Communication During Treatment

Our team understands that the relationship between referent and client should continue throughout treatment. With a release of information (ROI) on file, we do everything in our power to ensure appropriate communication during residential treatment so that this relationship can continue.

Continued Care Planning & Assistance

We know that residential care is just the beginning of the journey to recovery. We also provide assistance with aftercare planning, outpatient referrals, and, when clinically appropriate, can ensure that your client returns to your practice for continued treatment.


Our TPS Team

We strategically place members of our TPS team across the country to increase access to care. This also allows us to form partnerships with healthcare professionals who already serve clients with addictions, chronic pain, mood disorders, eating disorders, mental health concerns, and trauma-related diagnoses.

Find Your Local Treatment Placement Specialist

Our National Placement Services
  • Children's Behavioral Solutions
  • Military & Family Support Services
  • Treatment Placement Specialists

Our National Affiliations & Organizations
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

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