About Our Therapeutic Boarding School | Elk Mountain Academy School for Girls – Therapeutic boarding school for girls located in the Pacific Northwest, with excellent therapeutics for girls who are struggling with personal issues.

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About Elk Mountain Academy

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Elk Mountain Academy is a residential treatment center for teenage girls troubled with life-controlling issues or misbehavior that may be threatening their future. Our therapists work with girls who are acting out or making inappropriate decisions due to emotional issues stemming from: major trauma or loss in their life, physical or mental abuse, death of a loved one, or attachment disorders related to adoption. We also specialize in treating eating disorders and self-harming.

INSURANCE COVERAGE…Inquire online now and ask us about insurance. These insurance companies and others have participated: Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Providence, and Blue Cross.

The Elk Mountain Academy experience is not short-term. Our program is designed to last for a minimum of twelve months. If we could help your girl have lifelong success with a shorter term program, we would do that, since there is an ongoing need for help by families across America and around the world. We’ve learned that one year is the minimum time required for most girls to: become open to change, accept that they need help, learn from our therapists, and to put new behaviors and thinking into habitual practice. For some girls, it can take many months of counseling before they even begin to get to the bottom of their internal issues, and then more time is needed to work through those issues and the ways for the girl to cope more positively.

Elk Mountain provides innovative therapy, including individual, group and family counseling. We also provide specialized help for students dealing with trauma and/or abandonment issues. The goal is to uncover the psychological factors contributing to the student’s unhealthy behavioral choices. The student will then learn therapeutic tools that will assist her for the rest of her life to be a healthy woman.

Students at Elk Mountain Academy live together in our beautiful lodge and meet regularly with their therapists, who help them confront fears and gain confidence in a safe, nurturing and structured environment.

therapeutic boarding schoolGirls who are having emotional and behavioral problems tend to be failing in school. So, our on-site, accredited academic program is intentionally computer-based, and assisted by a licensed teacher, so that girls get caught up and even get ahead in their schooling. Regular academic progress reports are available at any time. Elk Mountain Academy is an accredited school that provides a recognized transcript for classes.

Elk Mountain emphasizes a healthy, nutritionally-balanced diet along with regular physical activities, restful sleep and fun times; all designed to teach a healthy lifestyle. Girls participate in many outdoor and recreational events during the year, as well as organized team sports. Girls in our care also enjoy periodic camping and hiking outings in the beautiful and rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest. For spiritual support, girls are given encouragement and instruction by our Christian staff and attend non-denominational church services. The students are required to attend church services, youth group, and Bible study, but they are not forced to participate in these activities.

therapeutic boarding schoolYour daughter will learn to evaluate her relationships in life with God, self and others. She will learn to determine what her weaknesses are, how they affect her behavior, and how to eliminate them. She will learn to listen to her conscience and develop it to be more attuned to her weaknesses. Your child will begin to monitor herself – something teens rarely do on their own. But one of the most beneficial results of this process is that she will learn to control her impulsive, emotionally driven decisions and begin thinking about the impact of her actions and responses on others around her, including her parents and family.

Your daughter will restore her awareness of right and wrong actions. The serenity and beauty of God’s creation in Idaho encourage the softening process and reinforce this understanding that God is the Master of Life and the lover of every troubled teen’s soul.

The transformation is amazing! Girls and their families who thought they wouldn’t make it another month are now living in renewed peace and grace. Read about the experiences of some of the girls that have come to us.