The Ascend program offers residential Mental Health treatment services to youth ages 12 through 17 (born male) who struggle with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties, and who have not found success with previous lower-level interventions. 

The foundation of the Ascend program is built from trauma-informed concepts of attachment theory, integrated with the evidence-based framework of Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Emphasis is also placed on the importance of caregiver support and involvement throughout treatment for successful and sustained reintegration into the community. 


The program will not provide services to youth who have a primary conduct disorder or primary substance use disorder diagnosis, or who have a history of uncontrolled aggressive or assaultive behaviors.

Ages served
Genders served
Born male
Payments accepted
Funding for participant placement is typically received through state/county social services, or private medical insurance.
Referral needed?

Services we provide:

  • Individual Therapy 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Group Therapy 
  • Mental Health Groups 
  • Residential Case Management 
  • Psychiatry and Medication Management 
  • On-site Education 
  • Therapeutic Recreation 
  • Community Outings and Activities 
  • Family Support Services 
  • Aftercare Options 

Expected typical diagnoses treated within Ascend include, and may not be limited to: 

  • Bi-Polar disorder 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Reactive attachment disorder 
Lounge chairs at Bar None Omegon Ascend

Bar None Campus Leadership Team

Bar None Ascend Team

Commonly Asked Questions

Ascend serves adolescents who demonstrate significant difficulty in various areas of their daily life (home, school, social, etc.) due to mental health and/or behavioral concerns. 


An individual’s length of stay is dependent upon several factors, including and not limited to the participant’s history, diagnosis, and motivation. The average length of stay is estimated to be 4-6 months.

Bar None Ascend is located approximately 45 minutes north of the twin cities. The treatment space accommodates up to 10 youth and features a spacious shared living area, a sensory room, and an activity room. The Bar None campus offers a large outdoor recreational area including basketball courts, volleyball, barbeque areas, lakeshore for fishing and canoeing, and tons of nature for hiking. The campus also features on-site education, two gymnasiums, and a Teen Recreation Center with air hockey, foosball, a pool table, and a lounge.


Caregiver participation is an essential part of successful treatment and a critical factor in a child’s success after they residential treatment. Caregivers are expected to take an active role in the treatment process including family therapy and therapeutic passes and visits. Caregivers/families are encouraged to visit at least once weekly and maintain regular telephone contact with the youth in programming.