At Red Hawk Academy for Girls we utilize a wide range of therapy to help our girls make change in the ways that are best for them.
Though we treat other issues, a majority of the students in our intense program are here as a result of experiencing or being diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional defiance (ODD), Depression, Anxiety, Adoption-related issues or Trauma (PTSD) from childhood physical, mental or sexual abuse or tragedy.
Some of our therapies include:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is utilized for young women who have difficulty with emotional regulation.
Equine Assisted Therapy in the Eagala Model is a powerful treatment option to treat numerous issues. This is a solution focused approach and can often be effective where other therapies have not worked.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is utilized as a traditional method to recognize thinking errors and dysfunctional styles of thinking. It can enhance positivity and help elevate moods. We also involve many experiential therapy approaches where young women are able to be “hands on” in their treatment.
Recreational Therapy is also an integral component of treatment. Young women take part in horseback riding, sports activities, ropes courses, gardening, hiking, swimming, and exercise. All therapy is designed specific to each young woman’s individual needs to help her build the tools she needs for successful change.
Compassion for individuals and families struggling with the effects of mental illness
Accountability in our commitment to excellence
Respect for one’s self, one’s family and one’s community
Ethical and fair treatment for all
Individuality, accepting our differences and working to make them strong
Services, serving others and our communities
Treatment through therapy and appropriate medication
Healing the mind, body, and spirit
Enduring, making it through the hard times so we can love life
Competent and caring staff
Understanding that you are not alone
Responsibility for our lives, our health and our happiness
Excellence in the service and care
We believe each YOUNG person is a unique individual. We
respect the contributions they have made and will make in
their lives and to their communities. We are sensitive to their
social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs. We
believe strongly in providing a physical environment that is
safe, clean, healthy, and oriented to the highest quality of life.