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Michigan Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls

We are a Therapeutic Boarding School for girls from Michigan. We serve girls from Michigan and across the US in our southeastern US location. It’s an ideal location for Michigan families as it’s just far enough away to create distance and separation from the issues and peer group and could be preventing your daughter’s healing.

The Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school was established in 1995 to serve Christian families with a quality residential treatment option for troubled teen girls.  In its quest to do so, Evangelhouse pioneered a treatment model that blends licensed behavioral healthcare with the structure of a traditional Christian boarding school.  Since then, it has evolved to become the premier non-denominational Christian option in the marketplace of high-quality teen residential treatment centers.

At Evangelhouse, we get so many girls from Michigan that we created this page for Michigan families looking for a Christian all-girls boarding school. Girls in large cities like Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Lansing, and Ann Arbor face unique mental health challenges.

The Evangelhouse Community

The unique setting at Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls from Michigan provides a safe community that we believe allows our students to grow and study. In our community, we eliminate many of the outside world’s stressors that can hinder our residents from performing well academically and feeling well emotionally. Many of the stressors in our outside world may create overwhelming situations for our teens that are difficult to cope with. In the interest of fostering beneficial change in our teenage girls, we help them to develop coping strategies. 

Milieu Therapy at Evangelhouse

The main goal of Milieu treatment programming is to eliminate the stressors that can trigger negative emotions from our teenage residents. In turn, when we achieve de-risking of our residents, we produce a therapeutic setting.  Under the protection of a controlled therapeutic setting, our residents are able to develop new coping mechanisms. These new coping mechanisms become their personal set of tools to better cope with and understand the world. As our residents become more familiar with the routine at Evangelhouse, their ability to feel safe increases. Likewise, in a mutually safe environment, the peer group is able to build trust and make great progress in promoting emotional growth within each individual.

There are many advantages to participating in Milieu therapy. One advantage is that our teenagers learn to accept responsibility for their own actions. Another advantage is that they learn how to open up and disclose their difficulties. Our peer group receives regular feedback during therapy and this allows our residents to observe how their actions affect the community. This therapy setting offers them time to process and reflect on the consequences of the actions or decisions they have made in the past and how they can improve moving forward. 

At Evangelhouse, our residents will participate in milieu therapy and gain coping skills that will help them in the real world.

Michigan Troubled Teen Stats

  •   A recent study in Michigan found that 17.6 percent of children and adolescents in Michigan have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression or ADHD.  
  •   Around 40 percent of teens in Michigan in the above study were not getting mental health treatment.
  •   One out of five girls ages 12 to 17 had experienced major depression within the last year.
  •   9.5 percent of teen girls engage in binge drinking.
  •   7.7 percent of children between 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD every year.

You can find resources on mental health resources in Michigan here: https://www.rtor.org/

Interested in learning more? Click on a button to learn about our academic component, therapy offered, or the spiritual component of the program.

OUR THERAPEUTIC BOARDING SCHOOL COMPONENTS:

Spiritual

Evangelhouse Christian Academy is a Christian boarding school based upon biblical principles.

Therapeutic

We integrate professional therapeutic services with Christian, biblical values.

Academic

Our licensed teachers with advanced degrees administer a nationally accredited curriculum.

Social

Every student is included as a valued member of the peer group and part of the positive peer culture.

Physical

Students learn assertiveness, empowerment, mood management, and character development.

Stages

Within each Lifeleaf stage, students have professional feedback to guide their progress and behavior.

What is a Therapeutic Boarding School?

The definition of a therapeutic boarding school is, “A therapy-based program where school-aged children attend group and individual therapy sessions while keeping up with academic work as required by the Department of Education.” Therapeutic boarding schools (TBS) are residential schools designed to treat a host of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and more. The focus of therapeutic boarding schools is troubled teenagers. Teen girls are rehabilitated socially and academically in therapeutic boarding schools, heading off major issues before adulthood.

The admissions criteria of a Therapeutic Boarding School are generally stricter than in a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). That is because RTC’s usually take teens with more severe issues. RTC’s are better equipped to handle teens that are suicidal, need restraints, or intensive medical interventions.   

Many students at therapeutic boarding schools have unique challenges. Students are served alongside peers with similar emotional, social, or behavioral challenges. Therapeutic boarding schools like Evangelhouse Christian Academy help troubled teens grow into the young adult they strive to be. 

Evangelhouse Christian Academy is well known for its emphasis on therapy. We give our girls an opportunity to fully address their concerns and to help them discover a new way of life while renewing their relationship with God. 

While all of the girls have come to Evangelhouse Christian Academy to heal, their diagnoses may not necessarily be the same. Together, girls form social bonds based on common recovery goals. In what we call a “positive peer culture” students at Evangelhouse learn to interact in a positive way. Discussion of inappropriate topics, or discussing something harmful in a positive way, is highly discouraged by the group. 

Evangelhouse Christian Academy’s therapeutically diversified setting treats a wide spectrum of issues. Due to our therapeutic setting and focus on positive peer culture, your daughter will be able to let go of her unhealthy identification in this atmosphere and instead identify with others and herself based on her talents. Qualified staff such as licensed therapists will help your daughter identify the root of her issues.

Premiere Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls from Michigan

Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls enrolls girls from Michigan, and all across the US. We even have girls enrolled from multiple other countries including the UK, Canada, Mexico and beyond. Families love our convenient location, no-cost airport pickups, and being away from a negative peer group so your daughter can focus on solving her issues. We have enrolled girls in Michigan from larger cities like Detroit. Grand Rapids. Warren. Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Lansing, and Livonia.

Call us at (800) 924-4012 or review our Admissions Page for more information. You can read about our criteria for admissions here.

Christian Therapeutic Academy Focused On Academics

At Evangel house Christian Academy, licensed teachers with advanced degrees administer a nationally accredited curriculum through the Louisiana Department of Education. Our unique and thorough therapeutic evaluation process guides education planning for each student. Student-to-teacher ratios accommodate learning difficulties presented by complex mood and behavior disorders. An integrative classroom day incorporates biblical teaching, group counseling, and academic work. We offer three educational tracts within our boarding school academic program. The individual attention we provide can support students who are advanced academically alongside those who may struggle.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 5% of high school students in the United States drop out each year. We know this affects a student’s future employment, earnings, potential health and so much more. We also know that students who have mental health issues at school are more likely to have poor school adjustment, fewer friends, more family discord, and future potential problems like drug and alcohol use, dropping out, and more. Recent studies also reveal that the mental health of teens gets worse as academic problems grow.

Today is the day to take action to set your daughter’s academic path in the right direction. We can help get her back on track quickly and support her as she blossoms into the bright, high-achieving student she is destined to be. 

At Evangelhouse Christian Academy, an integrative classroom day incorporates biblical teaching, group counseling, and academic work. We offer three educational tracts within our boarding school academic program. The individual attention we provide can support students who are advanced academically alongside those who may struggle. Our goal for academics is to quickly adjust to your daughter’s learning level which often improves as stressors and behavioral problems subside. 

When to Choose a Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls

Every therapeutic boarding school is different and has its own focus area. One of the main advantages of a therapeutic boarding school over typical group or individual therapy, even when combined with medication management, is the ability to see a student in her peer groups socializing and communicating naturally.

Under normal circumstances, a therapist has to completely rely on their patient to relay what is going on in their life. Therapists then naturally miss out on so much- nonverbal communication, events that the patient may be left out, and of course the other person’s side of the story.

In a therapeutic boarding school like Evangelhouse Christian Academy, therapists are there with their patients throughout the week. They eat, play, and communicate with the residents and other staff members alike. Also, we include teachers and program staff members in our treatment team meetings. This way, along with parental input, we get a full picture of what is going on with your child and how we can set them on a path to recovery.

Individual, family, and group therapy interventions are structured within the Evangelhouse Lifeleaf™ system. This state-of-the-art system challenges students to work beyond symptom improvement. This unique integrative approach leads students to maturity, insight, and self-awareness. The blend of Christian values and professional clinical psychotherapy includes:

  • Professional assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • Weekly individual therapy
  • Weekly group therapy
  • Parent and family therapy
  • Weekly therapeutic emphasis groups
  • Weekly DBT Therapy skills group
  • The unique Evangelhouse stages of change system
  • Experiential family therapy retreats
  • EMDR Trauma Therapy is available as needed

If you have any questions about the program please call us at 1-800-924-4012 or visit our admission page.

 

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