We recognize that the pathway to sustained recovery starts with acknowledgment of the biological, social, spiritual and environmental factors that may impact your child’s development.

PRI’s holistic approach to treatment emphasizes on prevention; focusing on identifying and addressing risk factors early and promoting a healthy lifestyle to treat and prevent the onset of mental health disorders.

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Protected Roots Integrative’s mission is to support adolescents and their families in achieving sustained mental health recovery and wellness by integrating academic medicine with community values.


Academic Medicine. PRI believes in the benefits of academic medicine as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment. Our philosophy is based on the belief that the latest research and cutting-edge medical practices can be used to improve the lives of young people. We have a team of pediatricians and leaders in clinical psychology who hold professorship and leadership positions within academic medicine. Our team is committed to providing evidence-based treatments that are tailored to the specific needs of each teen.

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Developing potential. We are dedicated to developing your child’s potential. We believe that each teen has inherent beauty and unbridled energy waiting to be harnessed. We see the teens not as broken but as individuals with unique strengths and challenges. Our approach to treatment is centered on a positive and strengths-based perspective. We strive to create an environment where teens can feel safe, supported, and empowered to explore their potential. We believe the values of community belonging and environment is an essential part of personal growth and healing. Our team will help teens understand the values of being a positive contributor to society and give back through charitable activities. We strive to inspire our patients to become agents of positive change in the world around them. Our goal is to help teens overcome their challenges and become the best version of themselves possible.


We believe in the integration of academic medicine with spiritual and communal protective factors. At PRI, we understand that teens are not their physical and mental health alone. We believe that spiritual and communal protective factors are just as important in helping teens reach sustained wellness. Our team includes experts in a variety of fields, including spirituality, community engagement, and wellness. We use a holistic approach to treatment that takes into account the unique needs and values of each teen and their family. Our goal is to help teens develop the skills they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

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