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Louisiana Residential Treatment Center for Girls

Which Louisiana Residential Treatment Center (RTC) Is The Best Fit For Your Daughter?

It might be not easy to choose the right course of therapy because there are so many different Louisiana-based programs, residential treatment centers (RTCs), and care levels available for teen girls. Although there are many varied reasons why people seek residential therapy in Louisiana, there are several challenges that virtually always necessitate this degree of care, such as:

  • Serious Mental Health Conditions
  • Trauma and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Concerns

Other criteria, in addition to specific diseases or diagnoses, may make residential therapy a good fit, such as:

  • Attempted lesser levels of therapy (outpatient, IOP, etc.) with little to no symptom alleviation.
  • Lack of sufficient community or domestic support
  • Safety concerns: impulses to damage oneself or a significant behavioral history
  • Diagnostic ambiguity: a residential treatment center for girls may be recommended if healthcare professionals find it difficult to identify your daughter’s diagnosis. Mental health specialists and medical experts can get a more comprehensive understanding of the patient’s symptoms, habits, feelings, etc. in a residential treatment facility.

Residential treatment centers for girls in Louisiana, sometimes known as rehabs, offer therapy for a variety of conditions, such as mental illnesses, behavioral difficulties, and problems with substance misuse and addiction. Residential treatment facilities are live-in, clinically focused settings where patients are constantly observed and guided by qualified professionals.

Benefits of Academics at a Louisiana Residential Treatment Center for Girls

Many parents seek a Louisiana residential treatment center (RTC) level treatment for their teen daughter but worry about the transferability of credits or if the school at the RTC can accommodate their daughter’s learning issues. Many teen girls who struggle with various mental health conditions and trauma see a decline in their grades. In actuality, a lot of teenagers drop their classes and may have to make up credits. This may make you fear that your child may fall even further behind if they spend months in a residential treatment facility. The good news is that adolescents who reside in an inpatient institution will benefit from education and tutoring that will enable them to keep up with (or, if necessary, catch up with) their classmates.

Residential treatment facilities for Louisiana girls are clearly beneficial, according to research. However, research just serves to confirm what common sense already tells us. The main reason why transient single-gender encounters are successful include:

  • An atmosphere where there are only females promotes more effective communication because women receive information differently than men do (this is due to differences in the brain as well as social factors). Effective communication is essential to successful therapy.
  • An academic setting that is distraction-free, where girls can feel it’s okay to be smart and there is no social stigma from performing well academically.
  • In a coed environment, it might be more difficult to break old patterns of harmful romantic engagement and repair them.
  • An atmosphere that is exclusively one gender might seem safer and shame is less of a problem when therapy addresses delicate topics like sexual acting out, trauma, and abuse.
  • Due to a more dominating male communication style and/or a higher sense of self-consciousness, women tend to speak up less while with males.
  • When the opposite sex is present, both men and women tend to become more sidetracked from their studies, their therapy sessions, and their same-sex friendships.

A young lady may first object to the idea of receiving treatment with only people of her gender, but after spending some time in this type of environment, she usually comes around. More self-assurance, healthier boundaries, and a stronger sense of self are frequent outcomes of residential treatment programs for young women. These outcomes eventually enhance a young woman’s connections with others, regardless of gender.

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Evangelhouse is proud to offer a clinically sophisticated treatment program in a close-knit Christian environment. Learn about our community, values, and campus by clicking the link.

Is Evangelhouse is the right level of care for your daughter?
If the items below would help your child, contact us today for an assessment to see if Evangelhouse is a good fit for your daughter.

Spiritual Solutions

Students who attend Evangelhouse have grown up in a Christian home. Our goal is to see them experience a renewed relationship with God and bring that passion back to their own family’s denominational heritage. Our non-denominational Christian values permeate all segments of the school.

Licensed Therapists

We are designed for students who struggle with social problems, emotional distress, trauma, depression, family conflict, anxiety, the misuse of social media or self-destructive habits. If your daughter has issues beyond our scope of treatment, Evangelhouse may not be the ideal fit.

Focus on Physical Health

Whether it is through our English riding program or our fine arts activities, students learn new ways of viewing their physical capabilities. The structure of the exercise schedule, nutritious meals and good sleep hygiene build on these activities to bring a new level of physical health to each student.

Academic Solutions

Licensed teachers administer a nationally accredited curriculum to accommodate a variety of student needs including students with learning challenges, emotional problems, or mood disorders.  Career testing is encouraged for each student so that they return home academically empowered with purpose.

Focused Population

We are not a catch-all program. We are girls only, and we don’t accept students that have issues that might be disruptive to the therapeutic community. We are purposefully small with only 16 girls in residence at a time.

We Build Social Skills

Our small setting cultivates 360-degree feedback from peers, parents, and professional staff.  Such feedback hones students’ self-awareness and provides enlightenment on how their behavior choices affect themselves and others.

Christian Values

Evangelhouse Christian Academy is a Christian boarding school based upon biblical principles. An authentic relationship with Jesus Christ is nurtured and developed within the school’s setting and through local church involvement.

Preparing for Home

From the first day at Evangelhouse, we are preparing our girls for a successful transition back home. Our focus is returning your daughter back to her home environment happier, healthier, and better prepared for life.

An RTC (Residential Treatment Center) Just For Girls

Evangelhouse is an RTC (Residential Treatment Center) located in Louisiana just for girls grades 6-12. While we are based on traditional values, we keep up with modern issues girls face including tech-related issues. Today’s teen girl has so many more potential dangers than any proceeding generation. Just consider that eating issues, self-esteem issues, and identity issues usually begin soon before or during puberty.  Eating disorders like binge eating, bulimia, or anorexia can have a negative impact on a teen girl’s family relationships, her physical health, her outlook, and her attitude

Women are more likely than men to suffer from eating disorders. Add to this problem the invention of Instagram, Tik Tok, and other social media platforms and you have a recipe for disaster in today’s teenage girl.

At Evanglehouse RTC in Louisiana, we see many teen girls trying to find their place in society and want to be recognized and appreciated for who they are. Many of the young ladies we work with at Evangelhouse are dealing with anxiety and insecurity, and the root cause can be often traced back to a social media app. Often, it’s the student’s peers at their school who are causing the trouble. We address comparing ourselves to others in group therapy, and why the image you see on Instagram might not be an accurate portrayal of that person’s life.

We understand that many girls may experience emotions of loneliness and even as far as depression as a result of not fitting in, whether that is real or imagined. Add to that, consider all of the negativity today’s teen girl finds online. Violent video games, sexualized content, bullying, hate speech, and more are readily available online. Add to this the constant comparison and competition for “likes” and followers their peers in the high school compete for. It’s no wonder so many girls report feeling depressed.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms can be fantastic methods for kids to engage with the world when used appropriately. On the other side, they can be quite dangerous and harmful to self-esteem and more when misused.  Our staff oversees and influences the culture of positive-peer influence at Evangelhouse. In this way, we seek to guide our students towards a more mature and responsible way of interacting and facing the dangers in today’s world.

Our residential treatment center for girls is located at 7084 Cemetary Hwy, St Martinville, LA 70582.

All-Girls Residential Treatment Center (RTC) Milieu

Residential treatment centers (RTCs), commonly referred to as “RTCs,” are establishments that offer therapeutic services to troubled teen girls. They are centers that provide counseling through programs that have been scientifically proved to help troubled kids who are having problems in their life.

For the specific requirements of each teen, each program is different. RTCs work to help disturbed kids find themselves by using cutting-edge therapies as well as some more conventional techniques. An RTC may help your kid create their life objectives, find fulfillment, and mature enough to grow up to be a healthy, content, and self-assured adult.

The strength of the Evangelhouse RTC for girls program is based on our ability to establish a supportive community environment for your daughter. Essentially, we have developed communities within communities that have layers of support deriving from residential, clinical, and academic staff. Each staff member is responsible for leading comparable-aged girls on similar topics that are formed based on the unique emotional needs your daughter presents. These communities aim to be more like a family, with more warmth and acceptance.

The therapeutic boarding school program at Evangelhouse emphasizes and promotes community service. There are many benefits that our students receive by participating in this aspect of the program. One benefit is learning by doing to develop strong working relationships. While students are giving back to their communities, they are learning how to become responsible and respectful. They grow to understand that teamwork is established on the basis of trust in that each individual promises to deliver on their responsibilities to the program. The Evangelhouse community service program fosters a friendly social environment that engages our teenage girls to work with staff and colleagues.  This aspect of the program in turn nurtures their confidence and trust in each other outside of the academic setting. 

Your daughter will benefit by living in a structured community like Evangelhouse. Part of the experience of this community is becoming a member of positive peer culture. Receiving helpful feedback from her peers will be helpful to your daughter as she learns to work with her peer group to overcome challenges.  When your daughter experiences positive connections with her peers, it will foster her positive self-esteem and image. The therapist’s role during individual sessions includes facilitation and observation while in the milieu. The therapist also provides feedback and direction. To sum it up, the peer-group connection at Evangelhouse is a vital experience because it will foster your daughter’s positive growth.

During milieu therapy, every member of the peer group has a responsibility for their own welfare as well as for the welfare of the group. Milieu therapy provides a safe setting where your daughter is encouraged to share emotional issues. Prior to the therapy session, the group will establish norms and expectations and then come to an agreement on how to enforce them. Therapists commonly initiate a talking point on the basis of how a decision or behavior affected the larger group. One goal of milieu therapy is for the community member to develop relationship skills. Another goal is to develop adaptive coping methods. The overall process fosters positive growth and connectivity to the community of peers.

TESTIMONIALS

Rose B
Rose B
2022-01-18
This school literally has given my daughter her life back and has given us the tools to help her and herself into the future. This is a full circle, all encompassing program. From admission to graduation. Do not delete this school from your list! I almost did because it was far away...and...to be honest, I wasn't sure how I felt about a "Christian" school. Whether you are religious or not, don't be put off or think your child is going to be brainwashed. She's not! It is a part of the day and I thought my daughter would hate it (and so did she). But it turns out she found great comfort there and her faith! I thoroughly investigated this school. In addition to my own research, I also hired a company that researches and screens these types of programs. I also had my daughter's psychiatrist interview the director! I've done all the researching and investigating for you. Whatever your daughter's issues may be, I probably have them covered! My daughter's diagnosis' range from ADHD, Anxiety, High Risk Behavior, Adoption issues/trauma and psychosis. Do not waste your time. Don't wait for Spring or end of school or whatever timeline. Act now! The happiest day of my life was delivering her to the ECA. I actually slept for the first time in years. Knowing my daughter was finally getting the help she so deserved. Therapy, school, socialization, faith, responsibility, accountability, self-worth and confidence. We all ask or pray for help. Consider ECA as prayers answered.
Tori Rivers
Tori Rivers
2020-08-27
I graduated from ECA 4 years ago, and I can genuinely say that this place is truly amazing. It can and will help your daughter if she wants to put in the work. The staff and the girls I was with all made me feel like family and that I mattered. This place really saved my life, so if you are looking for a place that will help your daughter please send her here, I promise they will take care of her.
Mark Brown
Mark Brown
2019-06-02
We had a troubled teen. I found ECA online. I made a call and set up a visit. We were looking for a place that included God and biblical principles in their program. Now that our child has finished the program, WOW! Thank you ECA leadership. Every one on staff believes in the program. It shows! and it works!!
Andy Pohl
Andy Pohl
2018-12-02
This school has been an absolute Godsend for my daughter and our family. We realized a few months ago that she needed residential treatment. After an exhaustive search, we found the wonderful people at Evangelhouse. They do an amazing job keeping parents updated and are always available when we call. I have been impressed with the way that they are firm with the girls but also loving and caring. The process there is amazing, especially since it involves the family also. We were so happy to find a place that provides professional counseling with a Christian focus.
Holly Savage
Holly Savage
2018-05-27
Two years ago we were struggling to get our daughter on the right track. We had tried everything and knew that she would need to be placed in a residential treatment facility. We had searched for at least a year to find the right place. Were looking for a Christian, all girls, small, therapeutic program not too far from Texas. Somehow, someway, God lead us to the Evangelhouse website. We are so glad that we took his direction because it has meant a world of difference for our daughter, our family, our marriage, and our peace of mind! Evangelhouse has taken a once broken, low-self esteem, miserable, self-centered, hostile, angry, self-doubting teenager in crisis and changed her into a Christ-centered, selfless, self-loving, servant-hearted, mature, sensible, responsible, thoughtful young adult. ECA implements a program that strips each student down to the bare necessities in order for them to focus on what is truly important in life. I don't know where we would be without ECA. I now know what it is like to have a functional, happy, and peaceful family life.
Ari Lawrence
Ari Lawrence
2018-04-27
This place is absolutely fantastic. It has changed my life more than I can express in words. My family is whole again, and I have left my negative behaviors in the dust. This place will make all the difference for your daughter.
Anna Page
Anna Page
2018-01-06
Amazing place. Truely changed my life.
G W
G W
2017-05-16
I have know Mark and Karen for over 20yrs. You will not find a more dedicated and compassionate couple to work with and care for your children.

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