amy-steely-outsideRed River Youth Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Steely, LPC, as Chief Executive Officer. Steely had served as the adolescent residential treatment center’s Admissions Coordinator since May. She was instrumental in establishing the facility’s day treatment program, Red River Day School, in 2015 and served as Clinical Director for the program during the 2015-2016 school year.

Steely’s passion is working with children, adolescents and their families to reach their goals and lead healthier, happier lives. Prior to joining the Red River Youth Academy team, she provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults at an outpatient, community mental health agency. She also previously served as a therapist, admissions coordinator, and clinical director of a 64-bed adolescent residential treatment center.

Steely is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Oklahoma. She is pursuing graduate studies in School Psychology and Applied Behavioral Analysis to further her knowledge of the unique academic, emotional, and behavioral needs of children and adolescents.

Red River Youth Academy is a residential treatment center serving the mental health needs of boys ages 12-17 who struggle with emotional and behavioral issues associated with anger, aggression, and defiance. Located in Norman, Oklahoma, the facility treats clients from across Oklahoma and surrounding states with a program that includes individual, group, and family therapy, plus recreational activities. Residents attend school on-site with educators from Norman Public Schools. The facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.