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Clinical Programming - Therapeutic Success at Asheville Academy
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Integrated Approach To Therapy

Our Unique Model Helps Create Lasting Success

Helping Young Girls Heal

There is comfort in knowing that other families have had similar struggles and have achieved remarkable success. Our therapeutic approach will help your daughter develop skills she needs to help her succeed in life. Families come to us to find solace and to reconnect with their girls in a meaningful way.


Traditional therapy can be beneficial in some instances. However, many young girls struggle to accurately recall, express, and apply what they talked about days earlier in a therapist’s office. The therapeutic boarding school environment  at Asheville Academy solves this problem.


Once your daughter is enrolled in Asheville Academy, she will be immersed in an environment where therapy is experiential. Skilled therapists teach skills and also provide guidance “in the moment”, to help a student make connections among her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.


There is one therapist for every 4-6 girls on campus. We apply research-based clinical methods combined with decades of experience to help girls overcome emotional and behavioral challenges so that they can lead happier, healthier lives.

From the moment we begin to review a potential student’s application, we are working to match her needs with a therapist who we feel will be the best match. Our therapeutic experience in working with young girls is a vital part of a student’s healing journey at Asheville Academy.

Each student’s journey is personalized to meet her specific needs and reach her family’s goals.

There is tremendous power in the group setting, particularly for young girls. In the past, many of our girls felt alone in their thoughts, feelings, and frustrations. In the group setting girls learn that other peers have had similar experiences and they are able to connect and support one another in a healthy way.

We offer specialty groups to help with developing healthy relationships, adoption issues, body image, learning differences, emotional regulation, identity issues, trauma and loss.  Our modalities include mindfulness, expressive arts, narrative, equine/animal assisted therapies.

Despite their size and strength, horses are very sensitive creatures. Because of this, they often act as a sort of “mirror”, revealing the emotional state of those interacting with them. Often, girls find it easier to recognize the animals’ reaction, which helps them to learn to regulate their emotions.

We take a relationship based approach to equine therapy where girls learn to respect the animal and create healthy boundaries. Equine therapy provides “in the moment” feedback which is critical to learning self regulation and relationship skills.

While you might be hesitant to enroll your daughter in a therapeutic boarding school for fear of straining your relationship even further, you needn’t be worried. Family therapy at Asheville Academy is designed to include families from the start with the main goal of reconnecting you with your daughter in a healthy and meaningful way. Girls come to a place where they genuinely desire a closer connection with people in their lives and parents often report that they feel closer than ever to their daughter once therapy is underway.

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Hours of weekly therapy

Why Does Asheville Academy Work? 

Right Time. Right Place. 

Therapeutic approaches which are developmentally appropriate for young girls ages 10-14. 

We Don’t Just Talk About It. 

Presence of animals on campus provides ‘in the moment’ therapeutic benefits. 

It’s All About Relationships. 

Reconnecting and rebuilding family relationships through family therapy programming. 

What’s the Therapeutic Benefit
of a Stay at Asheville Academy?

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Community Centered

Your daughter will escape toxic influences and be welcomed into a close-knit community of other girls her age facing the same challenges, forming lasting friendships.

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Academic Growth

Accredited academic programming caters to the individual learning styles of students and provides an opportunity for your daughter to improve study skills based on her individual needs.

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Expert Staff

Our skilled therapists and teachers have decades of experience helping young girls overcome emotional and behavioral challenges, and can help your daughter do the same.

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Young girls often have emotional and behavioral issues that could become serious if left unaddressed. Asheville Academy helps to reverse these issues now.

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Intensive Therapy

Our immersive approach to therapy, frequent individual attention, and real-time clinical insight allow breakthroughs that could take years in a traditional therapy setting.

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Family Focused

The communication skills your daughter will learn at Asheville Academy strengthen family bonds. Our therapies offer you the chance to reconnect with your child.