A Therapeutic Boarding School Offering DBT Just For Girls
Evangelhouse DBT Treatment Center for Montana Girls is a boarding school with therapeutic support like DBT 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, TikTok, and other social media platforms and you have a recipe for disaster in today’s teenage girl.
At Evanglehouse DBT Treatment Center for Montana Girls, 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 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 when misused. Our staff oversees and influences the culture of positive peer influence at Evangelhouse. In this way, we seek to guide our students toward a more mature and responsible way of interacting and facing the dangers in today’s world.
Campus Based on Christian Values
Girls grades 6-12 come from all over the world come to the Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls to grow spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally. Every aspect of the campus was chosen to promote recovery.
We have many on-campus activities from sports to horseback riding. Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls strikes the ideal balance between seclusion and accessibility. Our girls and their families have access to a variety of rehabilitative and recreational activities on a private and secure campus. The girls will have the opportunity to gain stability before participating in off-campus activities.
With supervision, students experience the social atmosphere, group therapeutic process, and spiritual tone of campus life. We nurture a positive peer culture that emphasizes social responsibility, accountability, and leadership. The staff leads weekly interactive small-group meetings to teach students character development within their current social interactions. Here students learn relevant ways to apply biblical teachings to their actions. As students progress, they learn to look beyond themselves to provide encouragement and support for others.
Students participate in a variety of positive peer culture development activities including:
- Biblical character development
- Discipleship small group meetings
- Leadership training
- Student Council
- Weekly zone group staff feedback
If you have any questions about our approach to therapy for girls, please call us at 1-800-924-4012 or visit our contact page to receive more information.