Santa Maria is a residential community specializing in the
clinical treatment of children and families of children who
are suffering from attachment disorders. Nestled in the high
desert of the Sandia Mountains, just fifteen minutes from
Albuquerque, our serene campus is an ideal therapeutic setting.
staff at Villa Santa Maria hold the philosophy that the core
of effective treatment is based on child centered and family
focused intervention and support. It is our belief that all
aspects of the child and family's involvement with the Villa
provide an opportunity for therapeutic intervention, positive
interaction, role modeling and effective parenting. Our clinical
model is deeply rooted in attachment theory, and emphasizes
trust and relationships, not just behavioral issues.
Santa Maria is a private, not for profit organization with
no religious affiliation.