Helping Troubled Girls from Across America for A Quarter Century
Elk Mountain Girls Academy offers affordable, expert treatment for life-controlling issues and disorders in girls, including: substance abuse and addiction, attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior behavior, and issues involved with adoption. We lead troubled girls to seek truth and to trust in the Holy Spirit, our Holy Comforter who was given to all believers in Christ. At EMA we coach and train our students to seek, trust, and rely on the Holy Spirit, who is their comforter.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10
Elk Mountain Girls Academy is a Joint Commission accredited therapeutic boarding school, designed to help young women solve difficult emotional issues such as:
We can help your daughter get past her emotional struggles and trauma, as we have done for so many others. Inquire online or call us today!
“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.” – Dr. Karyn Purvis
Elk Mountain is far less expensive, and your insurance may cover part of our fees. We work with a number of insurance providers.
Cutting, burning, ripping off scabs, pulling out hairs, skin scratching, head banging, are all self-injury behavior. Self-injury is a coping mechanism to manage overwhelming emotional pain, feelings of anger, sadness, and emptiness. Self-injury is addictive as it releases the body’s beta-endorphins, giving the girl a general feeling of well being.
Physical abuse is any act that results in physical injury to a child or adolescent, even if the injury was unintentional. Physical abuse often results from physical punishment that goes too far or when a parent or caregiver lashes out in anger, leaving long lasting emotional trauma.
Reactive Attachment Disorder begins before the age of five and often happens with adopted children. The girl may respond to caregivers with a mixture of approach, avoidance, and resist their comforting or may exhibit frozen watchfulness. On the other hand, she may also be excessively familiar with strangers. The parent-child relationship is not normal.