Asheville Academy helps DC teens find lasting change at our accredited therapeutic boarding school. Asheville Academy provides a therapeutic environment for girls ages 10-14 in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Even though our program is located in North Carolina, we help families from DC and all over the nation.
Asheville Academy has designed a unique therapeutic approach, as one of the top therapeutic boarding schools, for DC girls who are dealing with issues, such as depression, anxiety, oppositional defiance disorder, or school refusal. Asheville Academy helps young girls from DC and their families find success through accredited academics, animal and equine therapy, and experienced and caring staff.
Asheville Academy helps families from DC who say their family dynamic feels broken and has left them and their daughters with feelings of failure, low self-respect, or family distort. Through our family approach which includes family seminars and family therapy, DC families reconnect, repair, and rebuild a happier, healthier dynamic.
Although Asheville Academy is not located in DC, we help families from across the United States. Sometimes, the girls’ healing process is easier when they are distanced from their environment. Students are able to focus on achieving lasting change after Asheville Academy when they are removed from distractions. For more information about how our therapeutic boarding school helps DC families, please call 800-264-8709.
Therapeutic approaches which are developmentally appropriate for students ages 10-14.
Presence of animals on campus provides ‘in the moment’ therapeutic benefits.
Reconnecting and rebuilding family relationships through family therapy.
Asheville Academy for Girls teaches DC girls to be resilient and confident young women. Asheville Academy, a leading therapeutic boarding school, recognizes that students have individual strengths and benefit from personalized solutions. With our expert staff and clinical model, we help girls emerge from problem-centered and self-defeating patterns and start a journey towards the enriched life they are capable of and deserve. Examples of our personalized therapeutic approach include:
Through our Equine and Animal Therapy program, students learn how to improve their communication skills, build responsibility, self-reflection, and healthy relationship patterns. The animal therapy program at our therapeutic boarding school includes opportunities for DC girls to interact with horses, bunnies, chickens, pigs, and goats.
As every student’s journey is unique, our therapeutic boarding school provides a range of clinical expertise to ensure each girl gets the specific help she needs. Our team of licensed professional counselors come from diverse backgrounds, with trainings, certifications, or licensure in areas including Art Therapy, Family Therapy, Therapeutic Wilderness Interventions, and Clinical Addictions.
Asheville Academy encourages DC families to work directly with their child’s therapist, participate in family seminars and therapy, and to arrange flexible visits in order to reconnect with their daughter. Families are encouraged to maintain regular communication with their daughter as she transitions through our program to help repair family dynamics.
“We owe everything to Asheville Academy. They returned our daughter to us, and she is now truly HOME.” – Tricia, Mother
“We felt there was good communication with administration, and that all staff members were highly competent and knowledgeable” – Bill, Father
“We really love this school. I wish more girls had a chance to participate in this amazing, possibly life saving program” Kelly, Mother
“Our daughter was able to become a leader and really started to develop future goals to include going to college. Our daughter learned how to take feedback and actually set a great example for us, her parents.” Ryan, Father