Our Indianapolis Therapeutic Center

Front lobby features a seating area and lockers for our clients.
Central space for youth programs are relaxing and trauma-informed. Therapeutic swings, basketball and ping pong provide opportunities for kids to be kids while they decompress and practice grounding.


Therapy rooms at our Center are designed in a way to make clients feel comfortable as we ask them to explore and process different goals. Evidence based practices (EBPs) are an approach to therapy that combine the most current research available with level of clinical experience and ethics. It incorporates client preferences and client culture to direct and inform the appropriate delivery of services.
Our fully outfitted Sensory Room is equipped with an array of specific tools intended to activate each of the senses:  auditory (sound), visual (sight), olfactory (smell), tactile (touch), gustatory (taste), and proprioception (motion).  Clinicians use these tools for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which is a therapeutic modality for trauma and attachment.
We provide support, educational, growth, therapy, socialization group sessions focused on treatment goals including sobriety maintenance, trauma resolutions and healthy relationships. While therapists lead the groups, the clients also learn from the experience of their peers. They benefit from having role models and practice partners who can help with efforts to change. Group treatment is particularly useful for those who suffer from isolation and have difficulties with interpersonal relationships.
Outside our therapy rooms is a lounge space for kids and families.
The kitchen is designed for life skills development. Clients and staff often prepare a meal together before participating in group sessions. On the opposite wall from the kitchen is an art therapy space.
Dance Studio: an expressive therapies space is available for clients to engage in experiential activities such as dance therapy, therapeutic yoga, kick-boxing and self-defense. Body work is a type of therapy that focuses on postural correction, self-awareness and somatic dissociation. It is in this space that clients often experience an increased sense of self-confidence, competence, cohesion, and mutual support.
Separate from the youth program space, we have a large co-work space for our staff. This area includes meeting tables, private meeting rooms, videoconference as well as a break area for the staff.
The Guiding Principles of Ascent 121 are featured prominently in our staff space. They serve as a reminder of the values we hold most important in our work: grace-giving, relational, missional, competence, strengths based, autonomy, community, individualized, continuity.
Volunteers: we can’t do what we love to do without you! Our Community Room provides space for volunteers to work on site assisting with marketing, communications, office work, assembly and other projects. By design this space is in an area of the building separated from youth program space so that our clients’ privacy is given priority.