Parents choose Spring Ridge Academy because they believe their daughters have reached a point where they cannot thrive in their home environment. This is a difficult decision and one that requires parents to trust and accept assistance in caring for their daughters.

At Spring Ridge Academy, we understand the magnitude of this decision and our responsibility in facilitating a nurturing, meaningful and safe experience for our students and families.

Many of our students and families have experienced little success in outpatient therapy prior to enrolling at Spring Ridge. We have found that deep-rooted maladaptive patterns of coping often require a higher degree of intervention, beyond the scope of outpatient therapy .

Our therapeutic milieu and approach is designed to address each student’s unique set of issues, challenges and strengths and to assist the family in making changes that support each member’s growth. The therapists and staff of Spring Ridge Academy are able to effectively work with each student by building trusting and honest relationships. We offer an integrated program that utilizes an overlay of techniques addressing individual and family issues.

Specific Treatment Areas

  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parent/Child Relational Problems
  • Substance Use
  • Self Harm
  • Developmental & Maturity Issues

Therapy at a Glance

  • Weekly Individual Therapy
  • Daily Group Therapy
  • Weekly Family Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Medication Management
  • Issue Specific Groups
  • Transitional Planning & Support
  • Creative & Supportive Interventions
  • Therapeutic & Emotional Growth
  • Services for Siblings & Relatives

Our Therapeutic Approach

The therapeutic approach at Spring Ridge Academy utilizes a combination of family systems and developmental models to create a comprehensive scope of treatment. Within this model, we identify and address six key, interlinked concepts affecting the quality of life for adolescents and their families:

  • Identity
  • Attachment
  • Parenting Style
  • Communication
  • Executive Functioning
  • Social Functioning

By addressing these key areas, we are able to assess each family’s strengths as well as identifying the areas of need. The therapist, treatment team, parents and student can then generate and implement a plan to address areas of weakness, while utilizing the strengths within the family to support growth and change. We help your daughter find her own sense of self, learn to love herself and to make choices that support change, success and excellence.

Our goal is to assist your daughter to honestly identify and define her own values, beliefs and opinions independently of what she thinks others want from her. This foundation of success and self-esteem assists each student to continue to make choices that reinforce self-respect while enrolled at Spring Ridge Academy and as she transitions into young adulthood.

These choices include maintaining healthy, productive relationships with family and peers, continuing to face and cope with addictions and challenges, completing and excelling in her education and being honest with herself and others.

Even if she should veer off course, a graduate of Spring Ridge Academy has the ability to regroup, ask for help and continue with her growth.

Family Program

At Spring Ridge Academy, we know the  single most important factor influencing student success is family involvement.

Through the Family Program, we will support you in making decisions and changes that will positively guide your daughter and your family toward success. We help to strengthen personal development and family growth by challenging the individual to look at past experiences, choices and patterns of thinking—not from a position of fault or blame, but for the purpose of learning. By exploring choices openly and accountably, families learn from the past and are able to make new choices in the present.

Parent involvement is an essential part of the program. Through phone calls, visits, family therapy and the Family Workshop Series, we create opportunities that begin the process of restructuring and improving family relationships. During the Family Program, parents will meet other families and discover a network of camaraderie and support.

Family Workshops

We have two workshops designed for families to explore what is working and what is not working in the family and to create effective change that enhances the family’s quality of life. One of the workshops happens near the beginning of the student’s time at Spring Ridge and can help set the stage for future family therapy. The second workshop happens closer to the end of the student’s time at Spring Ridge and helps to bring forward any issues that need to be resolved before transition. 

Topics include purpose and vision, creating agreement, communication skills and accountability, talking the same language, expectations, and structuring effective families. Within the Family Workshops, attendees are introduced to a model of Proactive and Purposeful Parenting.

The purpose of Proactive and Purposeful Parenting as we define it: To create a safe, trustworthy and nurturing environment that promotes emotional, physical, mental, social and spiritual growth and connection and supports age appropriate developmental stages, individuation and self-regulation.