• Residential Treatment Center for Teens 14-17

Solstice: Leading Residential Treatment Center for Teens

Solstice East is a groundbreaking residential treatment center that emphasizes the mind-body connection in our unique approach to holistic healthcare.

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?

Solstice East specializes in the provision of gender-specific treatment for female adolescents who struggle with a variety of presenting problems such as:

  • Academic Problems
  • 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?

Owner-Operated Programs for Personal Attention

Unlike many residential treatment centers for teens, at Solstice East we are a private, owner-operated program. Our mission is helping young women and their families on their life’s journey. We believe that is one of the most profound things we can do. Our founders are clinicians, and they are involved in the day to day operations. This includes running therapy groups with the girls, participating in activities, and involvement in family seminar groups and events.

Gender Specific Programs Can Offer Better Results

Success in working with young women requires specific and unique areas of emphasis, and sensitivity to how they respond to various approaches to change. As one of the best residential treatment centers, we have created a culture and approach specifically developed to fit the distinctive needs of teenage girls. Whether it is our specifically designed equine approach and addictions programs, or the clinical specialization and collaboration of our therapists, Solstice East is uniquely qualified to address the complex needs of girls in need of healing and growth.

Focus on Internal to External Change, not Compliance

Historically, residential treatment center interventions have focused solely on compliance. While compliance is important, what is more important is how it’s generated. When compliance happens through developing internal values such as respect, responsibility, love, family relationships, and personal growth it is more self-sustaining. This is in contrast to compliance that springs from fear of punishment which tends to be short lived. Self-sustaining, lifelong change is what we strive to create at Solstice East through our remarkable people and programming.

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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 Girls, 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 women 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 teenage girls in residential treatment. We have developed a clinically intensive program based on the specific needs of young women. Our philosophy is based upon our beliefs and experiences related to the creation of genuine, lasting change in female 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. Female specific interventions; as girls have unique problems and needs.