Teen Treatment
Teen Treatment
Russell Rice

A word from our Founder

Over 24 years ago I started River Stones out of my deep passion for helping kids and families live happier lives. I have distilled everything I have learned over the past 2 ½ decades of treating kids into this carefully crafted treatment program and I am extremely pleased with our outcomes. Nothing excites me more than parents getting the help they need for their sons and seeing their fractured relationship heal.

Russell Rice, LMFT, Founder/CEO

For over 24 years, River Stones has been a highly demanded residential treatment program with two facilities (Mountain View and Whisper Canyon) located in Southern California in the quaint city of Redlands. Therapist owned and operated, River Stones treats boys ages 10-18 struggling with mental health issues. Often described as “boutique” due to our small, intimate and personalized approach, as well and our high caliber clinical acumen.

Our commitment is to deliver the highest quality mental health treatment to teens and their families with exceptionally positive outcomes. Our reputation has been built on providing innovative treatments that are evidence based, steeped in best practices with positive results in a loving, home-like setting. We understand how painful mental health issues can be for families and we are committed to helping alleviate and heal that pain so that families can get back to enjoying one another and flourishing.

  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidality
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Under Achievement
  • Internet/Gaming Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Behavior Issues
  • Family Discord
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Bi-Polar
  • Mild Autism


We pride ourselves in our clinical acumen and a unique treatment model that not only renders positive outcomes, but is delivered in a beautiful setting with love, care and compassion that adolescents need to flourish.

If you are reading this, you are clearly going through a lot of stress and need relief. We can help you as we have helped so many get through exactly what you are experiencing. Our goal is to get your son and your family back to a place of enjoying each other.

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Why Choose River Stones?

We realize you have a lot of choices and the decision is daunting. Here are a few reasons you can trust your son to our care:

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Experience Matters

River Stones has been providing residential treatment for teens for over two decades. Our reputation is built on our cutting edge clinical program, outcomes and client satisfaction.

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Cutting Edge Treatment

River Stones has a relentless pursuit to create and utilize the most effective, evidence and neuro based interventions available to achieve the highest outcomes. Some of our innovative interventions have been tested and published in industry journals for other treatment programs to use. We are committed to using the latest technology and science available to treat your child. Our Approach to Treatment

Quality Staff

Quality Staff

We are extraordinarily particular with who we hire to work with our kids. Our staff are extremely committed to each child’s well- being and growth. Our client surveys reveal that our staff members are their favorite part of the program, motivating them to do their work and progress in the program with their kinds and compassionate approach.

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From our inception in 2000, we have chosen to remain small and focus on innovation and sophisticated clinical approach. Our focus has always been on quality treatment, not profit. We are an independent, therapist owned and operated company and not a part of a large conglomerate.

River Stones was there for us at a time in our lives when our son truly needed it and we were unable to provide that extra help. We are immensely grateful to River Stones for the treatment our son has experienced. Because of the attentive and caring staff, our son has received love, care, guidance and healing at River Stones. River Stones has been instrumental in helping our son heal and navigate his way through life.

Parents of River Stones Graduate

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River Stones is in-network with

Anthem/Blue Cross
Tri Care

We also accept ILWU/PMA and most other insurances out of network.