When to Choose a Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls
Each therapeutic boarding school for girls is unique in some manner. Despite the differences, there are several intrinsic characteristics that contribute to why residential treatment is so effective.
The constant monitoring and 24/7 assistance provided by therapeutic boarding schools is a big advantage over other levels of care. This continual care and monitoring helps assess the progress our girls make, identify areas of trouble, and prevent relapse.
Distance – from the student’s past. Sometimes parents are concerned about moving their daughter miles away to a program like Evangelhouse. We’ve found that distance from one’s current situation puts things into perspective, removes a person from the immediate stressors of their current situation, as well as surrounds them with healthy role models in a positive environment.
Different therapeutic modalities — Evangelhouse offers more therapeutic modalities than outpatient facilities, and our positive-peer culture offers more than just talk therapy. We use a holistic approach, treating the mind, body, and spirit. Trauma treatment, equestrian therapy, group therapy, and other therapies such as DBT are all utilized.
Students at Evangelhouse get access to a wider range of therapy modalities and more frequent regular sessions than in outpatient therapy. Having daily access to a therapist can help students heal faster and build trust.
Because therapists at Evangelhouse can see their patients in a variety of settings, this interaction in our community fosters the therapeutic bond, and not just within the confines of an office. Psychotherapists and counselors frequently lead therapy groups, accompany students on excursions or lunches, and engage them in experiential activities. This permits therapists to visit patients in different contexts and learn more about them.