Asheville Academy helps Iowa teens find lasting change at our accredited therapeutic boarding school. Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, Asheville Academy provides a therapeutic environment primarily for girls ages 10 to 14. Although the program is located away from Iowa, we help families from all over the country.
As one of the top therapeutic boarding schools for Iowa girls, Asheville Academy has designed a unique therapeutic approach for struggling girls dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, oppositional defiance disorder, or school refusal. Asheville Academy offers accredited academics, animal and equine therapy, and experienced and caring staff to help young girls from Iowa and their families find success.
Many families from Iowa come to Asheville Academy saying their family dynamic feels broken, leaving 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, Iowa families reconnect, repair, and rebuild a happier, healthier dynamic.
Although Asheville Academy is not located in Iowa, we help families from across the United States. Sometimes, distance from their current environment can be an important part of the girls’ healing process. At Asheville Academy, students are removed from distractions and able to focus on achieving lasting change. For more information about how our therapeutic boarding school helps Iowa 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 Iowa girls to be resilient and confident young women. As a therapeutic boarding school, Asheville Academy focuses on individual strengths and solutions. Our clinical model focuses on helping girls start a journey towards the enriched life they are capable of and deserve by emerging from problem-centered and self-defeating patterns with the help of our expert staff. Examples of our personalized therapeutic approach include:
By building relationships with our animals during equine therapy, students improve communication skills, responsibility, personal growth, self-reflection, and healthy relationship patterns. The animal therapy program at our therapeutic boarding school includes opportunities for Iowa girls to interact with horses, bunnies, chickens, pigs, and goats.
At our therapeutic boarding school, every girl’s journey is unique. To ensure each girl gets the specific help she needs, we provide a range of clinical expertise. Our licensed professional counselors are certified in a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Art Therapy, Family Therapy, Therapeutic Wilderness Interventions, and Clinical Addictions.
Asheville Academy encourages Iowa 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. We encourage families to have 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