Troubled Teen Warning Signs
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Our Comprehensive Approach
Our Christian boarding school offers your teenager and your entire family a comprehensive approach to healing.
Our Therapy and Mentoring
Your teenager will experience a new direction and purpose in life, sparked by a variety of Christ-centered, therapeutic approaches and mentoring by our staff.
- A fresh start through our Wilderness Environment
- Specialized counseling using Equine Therapy
- Fully accredited Jr./Sr. High Academy on campus
- Licensed Therapy Team focused on heart change
- Next Step Program prepares for life’s transitions
Our Awesome Team
As a nationally-recognized, state licensed residential school, Shepherd’s Hill Academy goes to great lengths to create a safe, loving, and authoritative environment for our students.
- The On-campus, state certified Education Team
- Our Boys Residential Team will equip your son for life
- Our Girls Residential Team will prepare your daughter for life
- A Therapeutic Team dedicated to your family’s healing
- A Leadership Team committed to excellence
Steps to Enrollment
We are here to assist your family in this difficult time. When you contact us, you will speak to the Co-Founder, not a staff member.
- STEP 1: Call us right now, or submit an Online Inquiry Form and we will contact you at your convenience
- STEP 2: After we have talked and determined that SHA may be a good option for your teen, you will be directed to the Application
- STEP 3: We will review your application and determine if your child is right for our program. If not, we will provide other options to you.
Therapeutic Boarding School Featuring a Highly Effective Mix of the Most Successful Therapeutic Approaches and Experiences for Turning Around Teens Who are Struggling
Therapeutic Boarding School Providing Serious Help for Difficult Teens
SHA serves boys and girls 12-17 who have gotten off track in life. Our therapeutic boarding school has separate wilderness campuses for boys and girls, with our educational campus in the center. We use wilderness therapy since the greatest opportunity for character and educational growth happens once feelings of entitlement are diminished.
Comprehensive Therapeutic Approach
Your teen’s journey in our therapeutic boarding school will include a blend of equine therapy, wilderness therapy, group therapy, family therapy and individualized therapy. Our "Unplugged Experiential Living" creates an uncluttered path to discover life’s deeper issues without cultural and media distractions. This back to nature experience improves critical, constructive and creative thinking capacities and promotes a genuine sense of identity, accomplishment, and a renewed desire to learn.
Unplugged from the Distractions to Healing
The therapeutic and spiritual value of our wilderness environment is unparalleled. Though we employ a myriad of therapeutic approaches, we also focus on building a relationship with Christ for true heart change. Our team of loving and caring Christian counselors and professionals never force their faith, but they gently demonstrate it in all they do and say.
Fully Accredited Education
SHA's on-campus academy helps students keep on track in their school work and even get ahead. Students in our therapeutic boarding school recoup and repair diminished grades, while also preparing for college and career goals.
Restoring Teens & Families
Our vision and passion is to see families restored. That is why we spare nothing to provide you with the best, and most comprehensive, therapeutic environment possible. Your child will be immersed in a therapeutic and community that is ripe for teachable moments. No Cookie Cutter Approaches Here
No Cookie Cutter Approaches Here
Our caring professional staff are keenly focused on providing the appropriate therapeutic approach for every student and for every situation that arises. There are no cookie-cutter approaches to healing. Each child is dealt with individually and according to their needs and behavioral issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT empowers your teen to overcome symptoms like depression, emotional trauma, and addictions. Our Residential Team employs daily CBT therapeutic activities that provide tools necessary to reach a student’s personal goals.
Our therapeutic team utilizes nationally recognized tests to establish and maintain personalized treatment. The treatment plan keeps your family unified as to the goals your teen is pursuing. A personal therapist remains in communication with the Residential team, constantly evaluating your child’s needs and goals.
Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy
SHA's on-campus Equine Therapy Facility fosters character development and maturity. Shortly after enrollment your child is assigned a horse to work with for the duration of his/her stay. Both boys and girls benefit from equine therapy, but we also have other animals on campus that work with the teens.
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