Crestwood Behavioral Health

Crestwood Behavioral Health
American River

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Crestwood’s American River campus includes American River Residential Services (ARRS) and American River Psychiatric Health Facility.

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Both programs strive to support each client by honoring each individual’s recovery journey, providing services based on strengths and self-determined goals, introducing effective tools and problem-solving strategies, and supporting healing and improvement of quality of life. Through the provision of socially conscious, evidence-based service practices, we are committed to addressing four significant universal needs, or pillars, upon which our recovery strategies are based: Meaningful Roles, Spirituality, Hope, and Empowerment.

All of our staff receives training in Trauma-Informed Approaches. We are dedicated to providing care that is supportive and productive, and we value mindfulness.

Our programs offer Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), which supports recovery by developing individual, self-determined directives to address life-challenges, promote self-awareness, establish and focus on goals, and take personal responsibility for improving one’s own health.

Crestwood’s American River campus extends an invitation to those receiving services here to participate in our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program. Classes introducing DBT concepts and tools are offered at our Psychiatric Health Facility, and a complete DBT program is available to ARRS clients.

Special Feature

American River Residential Services and American River Psychiatric Health Facility are participants in the Crestwood Heart Healthy Diet Initiative. We respect that physical and mental health are interrelated, and believe we have a responsibility to support both aspects in recovery.

We partner with Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network to provide employment opportunities to our clients, recognizing the many benefits of work as a way to increase self-esteem and strengthen one’s sense of identity, as well having an income.

As a community service, we offer our site to local schools as a resource for training LVN, RN and LPT candidates during the psychiatric rotation. We also offer a limited number of supervision opportunities to interns in Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Counseling programs.


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Mental Health Rehabilitation Center
Psychiatric Health Facilities
Adult Residential Programs
Crisis Stabilization Services
Crisis Residential Treatment Program
Residential Care for Elderly
Snf Neuro-behavioral Programs
Snf/stp Programs
Mobile Crisis Services


Crestwood's American River campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which provides international standards for rehabilitation organizations to follow that promotes the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services. Crestwood believes this accreditation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest level of care and rehabilitation.


  • American River Residential Services
    4741 Engle Road
    Carmichael, CA 95608
    (916) 483-8424
  • American River Psychiatric Health Facility
    4741 Engle Road
    Carmichael, CA 95608
    (916) 977-0949

leadership team

  • Shawna Valverde, LMFT
    Campus Administrator
  • Rebecca Hubbell
    Director of Nursing PHF
  • Shawna Valverde, LMFT
    Clinical Director PHF
  • Veronica Waters
    Program Director PHF
  • Zach Spain
    Program Director American River Residential Services
  • Lisa McCurdy
    Office Manager