In addition to primary therapist sessions, our students receive an additional 15+ hours of the following types of group therapy sessions which are conducted by our licensed clinicians each week
- Specialty groups (adoption, grief and loss, trauma, body image, social skills, depression in teens, etc.)
- Substance abuse/addictions groups
- Experiential groups (equine therapy, relationship processing groups)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Specialty Groups Offers Unique Focus
The environment at Solstice East is incredibly warm and receptive, and we know that all of our young girls enter with unique experiences and needs. This is why we have developed an innovative therapeutic approach which offers various group therapy options. This provides our students with a unique opportunity to select the group offerings that will specifically help them on their personal journey.
Three specialty groups include trauma recovery, relationship processing, and addictions, which are some of the most common challenges our young girls face.
Substance abuse / Addictions Groups
Many of our young women struggle with a variety of addictions. Solstice East has a unique integrated approach that goes beyond a traditional “12 Step” approach.
More information about Solstice’s addiction focus can be found here >>.
Relationship-focused, Experiential Equine Therapy
While we believe that “talk therapy” has its role in residential treatment care, our experience shows that teen girls respond to a variety of therapeutic approaches to create lasting success.
At Solstice, we create powerful experiences through equine therapy that go beyond talk therapy. These experiences help create connections between the problems and solutions in a very powerful, experiential way for teenagers. We use our equine therapy to treat girls for issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression in teens.
More information about our relationship-based equine therapy here >>.
Developing Emotional Control with DBT
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported treatment model aimed at helping clients manage overwhelming emotions, problematic relational patterns, self-destructive behaviors and depression in teens. DBT has been shown to be very effective with a broad range of clients and issues related to emotion difficulties and self-destructive behaviors.
Learn more about the primary skill sets and outcomes of DBT here >>.