One of the strengths of Solstice East is our experiential therapy approach which uses the residential environment to see behaviors and emotions in practice, not just in an office or room talking about therapy. Milieu experiential therapy provides “in-the-moment” reality that is nearly impossible to replicate later at an appointment.
The social culture of an adolescent has a powerful influence on their behavior.
Milieu experiential therapy utilizes the social culture of the residential treatment center to create positive changes in our students. These changes are achieved through therapeutic use of community, which includes their peers, staff, community roles and responsibilities, groups, and meetings. The positive influence of peers can promote a powerful and lasting change when combined with the skillful application of other therapeutic interventions.