Ideal Candidate for The Elk Mountain Academy
The typical Elk Mountain student is a younger teenaged girl who is 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. Physical aggression and violence are not tolerated at the Elk Mountain campus.
Each student is asked to evaluate her present life choices and then to explore various ways in which she can improve herself. Through this process we help students focus on how to set goals and to take the steps necessary to achieve those goals. Our students receive behavioral training tools which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Behaviors Which Typically Bring Girls to Elk Mountain Academy:
- Inconsiderate of Others – does things that are damaging to others
- Low Self-Image – often feels put down or of little self-worth
- Authority Problems – does not want to “be managed” by anyone
- Misleads Others – draws others into negative behavior
- Easily Misled – is drawn into negative behavior by others
- Aggravates Others – treats people in negative, hostile ways
- Easily Angered – often irritated
- Alcohol or Drug Abuse Problems
- Eating Disorders
- Inappropriate behaviors stemming from adoption/abandonment issues
- Lying or Cheating
- Acting – puts on an act rather than being real
At Elk Mountain, girls receive an individual treatment plan aligned with their medical, emotional, and psychological needs. Our expert and seasoned therapists care for over 20 girls at our gorgeous mountainside facility. Our multi-disciplinary staff is dedicated to helping each resident choose a new and more productive path in life.
Our clinical staff includes a psychiatric specialist, a primary care physician, a dentist, and licensed psychotherapists as well as teachers, mentors and residential care staff. Each student receives coaching and one-on-one mentoring. Recreation opportunities include snow and water skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, swimming, camping, snowshoeing, sledding, rock climbing, and river rafting.