We are a Therapeutic Boarding School for girls from Akaska and beyond. We help troubled girls from the 6th through 12th grades. We are a fully accredited school and offer high-quality therapeutic interventions for a range of issues including depression, anger, acting out, poor relationships, poor decision making, and more.
Evangelhouse Christian Academy is Effective
Often, parents express concern over enrolling at a therapeutic boarding school because they’ve tried therapy at home and the child wouldn’t engage with the therapist, or therapy just didn’t work. Evangelhouse is different. We provide therapy “in the moment” (often referred to as “milieu therapy”) along with individual one-on-one therapy.
When therapy is done in the moment, we can address exactly what happened because we were there. One shortfall of outpatient therapy is that the therapist is completely dependent on the version of events as relayed by the patient. At Evangelhouse, therapists and residential mentors alike are there throughout the day, ready to intervene, question thinking, and offer coping skills to address misunderstandings and inappropriate reactions to social cues.
Further, therapists can help students at Evangelhouse practice coping skills in the moment. In outpatient therapy, all a therapist is able to do is discuss how we will handle conflict next time. At Evangelhouse, students practice new ways of interacting in real-time, preparing them for a successful transition back to the home environment.