• A Fully Accredited Therapeutic Program & High School

Solstice East: Leading Residential Treatment for Teens

The Solstice mission is to support adolescents, and their families, in developing excellence in relationships, influence, character, and health throughout their life journeys. Through relationship-based programming, we help students restore and rebuild healthy, trusting relationships with their families, peers, teachers, and staff.

We are a privately owned residential treatment center incorporating therapeutic techniques by accredited professionals to help our clients address a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. We have a strong emphasis on family therapy, nutrition, physical fitness. We also offer accredited, engaging academics, addiction therapy, equine therapy, and psychiatric services. At Solstice, we help set the stage for the infusion of light into the previously darkened lives of the families we serve.

Who does Solstice Help?

At Solstice East, your teen will be supported by a passionate team of therapeutic experts who have extensive training and experience working with trauma, loss, anxiety, addiction, and unhealthy behaviors. We are a proven leader in successfully treating adolescent students struggling with a variety of challenges.

Solstice East specializes in the treatment of adolescents who struggle with a variety of presenting problems such as:

  • Academic Challenges
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Adoption and Attachment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Processing Difficulties
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and Loss

What makes Solstice East unique?

Robust Family Programming

We have a strong clinical emphasis on family work, including:

  • Weekly Parent Teleconferences
  • Weekly Family Therapy
  • Bi-Monthly Parent Support Groups
  • Quarterly Family Seminars

An Experiential Approach to Therapy

In addition to weekly Adventure Therapy outings, our sprawling 25-acre campus includes on-site equine, a large private pond and multiple hiking and mountain biking trails to provide ample opportunity for our students to have hands-on therapeutic experiences daily.

Accessible East Coast Location

Nestled in a serene mountain hollow just north of bustling Asheville, NC, you’ll find our relaxing rural campus. We benefit from the playground that is the Blue Ridge Mountains, and also have easy access to city amenities, including 3 airports with direct flight options for east coast families.

Family-Centered Approach to Repair Relationships

We offer an intensive family focus which specifically addresses relationship and family dynamics. This is accomplished through family therapy sessions, family seminars, multi-family groups, and experiential interventions. This method, which fosters an environment of unparalleled and unwavering focus, has proven to be a powerful component in the process of helping families and teens create lasting change. Families are involved in their child’s therapeutic process throughout their healing journey.

Our Heroes, Their Journeys

At Solstice East, we use the archetypal Hero’s Journey to describe the therapeutic process and establish goals. Using the Hero’s Journey as a guide, students and families must learn, grow, and achieve in order to move from one phase of the journey to the next. We understand that every student and parent approaches this journey from a different perspective, takes a unique path, which allows them to pass through the stages at their own pace.

This Journey is about people, not programs. From the passionate people we employ to the families who entrust us with their children to the incredible young adults who rededicate themselves to this new journey…the challenges are there, but the results are worth the effort.

Our Philosophy

Solstice East has grown out of many years of experience working with teens in residential treatment. We have developed a clinically intensive program based on the specific needs of our students. Our philosophy is based upon our beliefs and experiences related to the creation of genuine, lasting change in adolescents. Those beliefs are as follows:

  1. People, more than programs, create the most lasting impact.
  2. Intensive family focus to address the child’s most important emotional connections – family.
  3. Focus on internal change through value development, rather than external compliance.
  4. Holistic approaches that address both physical and emotional needs (mind-body connection).
  5. Individual-specific interventions; as we all have unique problems and needs.

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