The Right Therapy for Each Teen

Our Therapeutic Approach

We believe that consistent quality therapy is essential to success. Teens participate in 2 sessions of group(large group and small group) therapy daily and in individual, equine, and family therapy every week.

This clinical intensity broadens the set of 'tools' your teen has available to approach real-world problems and it also helps open your teen's eyes to the massive way their choices have impacted you, them, and those around them.

Creating Individual Change

Upon enrollment, your student's unique issues and challenges, as well as his/her strengths and abilities, will be assessed to identify specific treatment goals. Maintaining a small program makes it possible to adapt treatment to each student's particular needs and circumstances.

Students start by 'Learn'ing to understand how their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors have affected them and those around them.

Students 'Live' by identify the issues driving their inappropriate behaviors, recognize and take responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, and actions, they then begin to discover their unique strengths and talents.

Student then 'Lead' by helping other students see these same things in themselves, building family relationships, practicing commuication skills, and preparing for graduation.

How Real Behavioral Change Happens

In this video Lee Caldwell uses a horse to demonstrate how real behavioral change takes place.

Types of Therapy Incorporated into Treatment at Stillwater Academy

All students participate in indvidual, group, family and equine therapy. Other types of therapy used are tailored to each student's individual needs.

  • Group Therapy (2 Sessions Every Day)
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Spiritual Principles
  • Strength Based Approach