At Elk Mountain, girls receive an individual treatment plan aligned with their medical, emotional, and psychological needs.
Our multi-disciplinary staff is dedicated to helping each resident embark on a new and more productive path in life. Our clinical staff, both on and off campus, is made up of psychiatric specialists, primary care physicians, a dentist, an orthodontist, & licensed psychotherapists, as well as teachers, mentors and residential care staff.
The Elk Mountain Academy Is an Accredited School
Girls who are having emotional and behavioral problems often experience academic problems as well. Our school is assisted by a licensed teacher, and is intentionally computer-based. During their time at Elk Mountain, girls are able to catch up on their schoolwork. Some of our girls even get ahead of their coursework while they are here. For some students, we also provide tutoring. Regular academic progress reports to parents are available for all young women at Elk Mountain.
Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle (Emotionally, Physically and Spiritually)
Elk Mountain Academy emphasizes a healthy, nutritionally-balanced diet, physical activities, restful sleep and fun times; all designed to teach a healthy lifestyle. Girls participate in outdoor and recreational events throughout the year, including organized team sports. Camping and hiking outings in the rugged, beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest are available thanks to our amazing location.
For spiritual support, girls are given encouragement and instruction by our Christian staff and attend non-denominational church services. Attendance is required at church services, youth group, and Bible study, but girls are not forced to participate in these activities.
For 20 years, Elk Mountain Academy Staff Has Been Helping Girls Overcome Life-Controlling Issues
Younger teenaged girls in our care attend individual, group, and family therapy sessions with our staff of skilled professional counselors. We also provide specialized help for students dealing with addiction and abandonment issues.
Art therapy gives girls another way to release their emotions. Animal and equine therapy is a part of our program featuring dogs and miniature horses. Finally, through around the clock interactions with our trained staff, the girls receive constant feedback and assistance in their thinking and actions.