Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

Riverside Behavioral Health Services


Licensed by DHEC, we provide a multi-disciplinary approach to intensive treatment for psychiatric issues that are negatively affecting the child’s personal growth and social development, in his family life, and his ability to achieve academic success. Windwood has a contract with the SC Department of Health and Human Services to deliver this form of residential treatment; we accept Medicaid for payment of those services. 

Our medical director leads the nursing staff, licensed therapists, social workers, certified recreation therapists, and direct care staff in providing ongoing supervision, treatment, and support to boys ages 6 to 16.

Following a thorough diagnostic assessment and evaluation, our team provides clinical interventions that address medication management and symptoms related to PTSD, suicidal thoughts, depression, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety/social phobias, ADHD, and aggressive or violent behavior disorders.

Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Our psychiatrist is available to us seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.
  • Each new child completes a psychiatric evaluation upon entering the program.
  • The psychiatrist, along with the multidisciplinary treatment team develop a personalized treatment plan of care to foster personal growth and resolution of psychological, emotional, and/or behavioral issues.
  • If medications are required, the psychiatrist and/or nursing staff provides information and education to the child and their family and/or legal guardians.
  • The psychiatrist meets with each child on a weekly basis to assess their response to treatment and medications.
  • If necessary, the psychiatrist will coordinate with other medical providers to ensure all health issues are addressed appropriately.
Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
  • Each child participates in individual and family therapy sessions to work toward treatment objectives.
  • These sessions address issues related to mood, behaviors, relationships, as well as overall functioning.
  • Our therapists utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a foundation.
  • In addition, therapists may employ a variety of other therapeutic approaches to address the individual needs of the child.
  • All therapists at Windwood are master level licensed professionals.
  • Each child meets with an assigned therapist throughout the week for individual therapy; individual therapy focuses on psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues.
  • A therapist is available seven days a week to address and monitor any crises that arise.
  • Each child meets with their therapist at least once a week with their family either in person or by telephone or web conferencing for intensive family therapy.
  • Group therapy is facilitated by master-level therapists and occurs three times a week.
  • Therapists use specific curriculum to address issues that are pertinent to the children in a group setting.
Our Program
  • 24 hour direct care, mentoring, and supervision
  • Psychiatric oversight
  • Treatment plan development
  • Psychological testing
  • Nursing management of medical, dental, eye, and specialty care
  • Medication management
  • Crisis prevention and management
  • Evidence-based trauma therapy
  • USDA approved meals
  • Individualized education to meet each child’s needs; children attend classes at our on-campus Charleston County school
  • Leisure activities to promote the development of hobbies and positive coping skills, such as bike riding, fishing, sports games, nature walks, horticulture, and beekeeping
  • Instruction for mastery of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Independent Living Skills (ILS)
  • Exposure to spiritual and community activities
Referrals are accepted through child serving state agencies: DSS, DJJ, DMH, COC, and local school districts.

In order for your child to gain admission to our program, you must first obtain a Diagnostic Assessment/Comprehensive Assessment within 7 days of a Certificate of Need (CON) completion by your child’s physician. Once we receive the needed information, we will request prior authorization from your child’s Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO.)

100% of our admissions are funded through SC Medicaid.