I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Solstice East—a residential treatment center for adolescent girls located in the heart of Western North Carolina. If you are exploring this website it likely means that you have a daughter, granddaughter, sister or niece who: is struggling with depression or anxiety, is withdrawing from family life, has experienced some sort of loss or trauma, or is acting out in your home. If this is the case, my heart truly goes out to you in this difficult time.
Reaching the point of realization that all resources have been exhausted at home, and there is a need to seek support away from home can be excruciating as a parent. There is often worry that: “my daughter may never forgive me,” or “what will my friends/coworkers/family members think of me when I tell them I’m sending my daughter away.” Sometimes this is accompanied by thoughts such as: “I’ve failed as a parent,” or “if only I had (fill in the blank with what you wish you had done differently).” Often, these thoughts are accompanied by great sadness as a parent and other times are punctuated with intense anger surrounding the devastating impact that your child’s behavior has had on your family. If you are having any of these thoughts or feelings, please know that you are not alone—and even more importantly, that there is still hope for healing hearts, minds, and family. This healing process is at the core of what Solstice is all about!
You will find a wealth of information on these webpages about our program, philosophy, activities, and therapies . While many years have been put into crafting each of these components so that they will have the greatest impact on your daughter, there is one piece of the puzzle that you will only fully experience by coming out to visit our campus, and that is our people. Taken directly from the first section on the first page of our Policy and Procedure manual is the following statement: “People, more than programs, create the most lasting impact.” I believe this statement with all of my heart, and as such have put painstaking effort into hand-picking our incredible team of clinicians, psychiatrists, nurses, teachers, chefs, direct-care staff, and even groundskeepers. By simply stepping foot on our campus, I know that you will get a feel for who we are as individuals and as a team, and moreover how much we love what we do and the girls and families we get to work with on a daily basis. It is this personal connection that makes all the difference in what we refer to as our “relationship-based program.”
If you are interested in learning more about what we do at Solstice East, and moreover who we are as a team, I’d encourage you to give us a call: 828-484-9946. We’d be delighted to speak with you and coordinate a time that you can come out and get a feel for who we are—I look forward to meeting with you personally. Ultimately, it is my hope that you will experience the warmth of our team and find a home as a member of the Solstice Family. I wish you and your family the very best in finding a program that is right for you—thank you for considering Solstice East.