We are a therapeutic boarding school for girls in New Jersey and the surrounding states. We serve girls from the northeast and across the US. Parents pick our location to create distance and separation while seeking a small, home-like Christian setting. Families find us the logical choice that desire high-level therapeutic interventions with a Christian backdrop.
The Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls enrolls many families from the northeast. We are a short trip away and we offer free airport pickups. We are a small, close-knit community of girls, qualified therapists, teachers, and a variety of support staff.
New Jersey Mental Health By the Numbers
- 28.6% of teens in New Jersey reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder.
- 21% of youth (12-17) in the U.S. experience a severe mental health disorder at some time in their life.
- In New Jersey, approximately 50% of girls age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
- One out of five girls ages 12 to 17 had experienced major depression within the last year.
- 16.4 percent of teen girls abuse alcohol.
- 9.5 percent of teen girls engage in binge drinking.
We receive a diverse range of teenage girls from New Jersey including students with learning difficulties, attention deficits, or trauma-related emotional illnesses. Evangelhouse Christian Academy is willing to open its door to help any teenage girl suffering emotionally and academically. Our students may have been turned away from other school settings, but if your daughter can benefit from our program then we will work with you. It is our goal to offer a traditional, academic program that is demanding while addressing our residents emotionally.
Ultimately, at Evangelhouse we aim to help our residents live productively, successfully, and confidently by applying the coping skills they have gained here.
Notably, we meet our students where they are. Our academic approach is to create an individualized academic plan that defines the academic targets, and assists with their learning and therapeutic process.
When to Choose a Therapeutic Christian School
Many families that enroll their daughters at Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls in New Jersey have already sought outpatient therapy. However, outpatient therapy is limited in scope. A therapist has to be 100% reliant on what a child says in therapy to be an accurate portrayal of what is going on in real life. At Evangelhouse, therapists and students alike interact eating meals together and attending activities. We can see how your daughter is interacting with peers and coping with her frustrations in real-time.
So what makes therapy at Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls unique? While general therapy can help, our therapeutic boarding school focuses on the most effective methods to help troubled girls. These therapies can include equine therapy, CBT, DBT, group sessions, individual sessions, and family sessions.
Further, we can help our students try out new coping skills in the moment. This “in the moment” therapy has many advantages over outpatient therapy. The best time to practice a coping skill is when you really need to cope, not hours or even days later in a therapist’s office when emotions have returned to normal.
There are several reasons why people choose therapeutic boarding schools like Evangelhouse over other options. A positive peer group and a support structure usually help troubled girls make greater progress than a peer group that has a history of negative or harmful behaviors. With staff present 24/7, you can rest assured that your daughter will be supervised and will receive multiple positive, therapeutic interactions every day.
Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls has been assisting families just like yours for many years. You will take an active role in your family’s recovery. Well-trained professionals and loving therapists of Evangelhouse will be there for you and your family. While it can be painful for parents to think about missing their child, keeping a teen girl in their existing circle of friends and influences can be more painful.