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School for Troubled Girls

School for Troubled Girls Near California

school for troubled girlsRe-Creation Retreat offers outstanding and affordable inpatient care at it’s school for troubled girls located in Arizona. We present a unique blend of animal-assisted therapy combined with traditional therapy (individual and group therapy – CBT & DBT). Girls in this school for troubled girls program achieve emotional growth, emotional intelligence development, and emotional maturity. Moreover, upon graduation, the girls are ready to return home and resume a more productive and healthy lifestyle. 

Our school for troubled girls provides a home-like environment. Emotional and personal safety is the key ingredient for all emotional growth and behavioral change, so it is a central aspect of our program. Without safety, girls cannot be beyond their emotional or behavioral troubles. Our top priority is to develop a sense of safety, security, and support. Typically, a teen’s world is comprised of numerous community-based systems; friends (peer groups), family, school, sports teams, youth groups, and other community-based groups. These communities are different, separate, but connected by one common factor…your daughter. Any one of these communities can either help or hurt, your daughter’s self-concept.  We develop a community that is supportive and encouraging.

Real World Integration

We integrate a “community-based” real-world understanding into our therapy and use the community here as a safe and encouraging place for the girls to learn about themselves and their choices. We use the daily interactions of students and staff as the “training ground” for therapeutic intervention. Students here get a hands-on real-life view of the most important precepts and principles of life. We teach the girls that if they choose to live by good values, hold themselves and others accountable, and take responsibility for their choices, they will most likely prosper in all areas of life. Moreover, when they understand and take this in, they will positively contribute (give back) to their family, friends, and others. They will find fulfillment, purpose, and peace.


Growing Values – Growing in Life

Young women who are struggling need coaching and instruction regarding values and what is acceptable and what isn’t. Understanding and living by values does not come automatically, or easily to these girls. Values such as integrity, trustworthiness, compassion, service toward others, and truthfulness are critical to a healthy life. Without such strong values, it is almost impossible to “get healthy.” Add in the condition they come to us, the loos of many of these values may seem impossible to overcome, but we have seen it again and again that our methods and therapies do work. We provide an opportunity and continuous training platform to help our residents to connect with each other and their families back home in an emotionally mature and consistent manner. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your girl.

Our School for Troubled Girls Approach and Philosophy

Our school for troubled girls therapeutic approach and clinical philosophy are unique and based on proven results over time. We offer a clinical treatment program specially designed for girls, utilizing the very best therapeutic modalities available. At Re-Creation Retreat we use a personalized and relational approach with each student, treating each girl as a unique person with special needs. Our ability to tailor our program to address her unique needs makes us different from all the rest.


Our school for troubled girls in Arizona has developed an integrated treatment approach for girls with self-identity and self-image issues. Our caring and nurturing therapeutic response is very effective with girls who are struggling with self-worth.

We provide therapeutic care for the underlying injuries deep within the girl. We approach our students and deal with sensitive issues – we do it without the shame, guilt, or need for approval.

Education at Re-Creation Retreat

school for troubled girlsOne of our main goals is to educate our girls about healthy relationships with clear appropriate boundaries. All too often the girls we serve do not know what a healthy relationship is supposed to be like. Through our community-based program, supplemented with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group therapy, and positive peer culture, our girls grow and thrive.

Girls enrolled in Arizona school for troubled girls go through an initial observation and assessment phase supervised by a licensed clinician. A comprehensive risk assessment will be made based on observations of behavior, individual history, bio-psychosocial, and other pertinent evaluations.

Once the assessment is complete a clinical treatment plan is developed for each girl. Clinical treatment goals will be established in order to set forth the treatment protocol.

Individualized Clinical Treatment Programs – The Plan for Troubled Girls

The development of the treatment plan is individualized and based on the findings of our comprehensive assessment. The clinical treatment plan will integrate treatment and academic support.

Through our approach to treating our students are encouraged to take full responsibility for their own treatment, starting with participation in the initial development of the treatment plan.

Developing Empathy and Concern for Others

Our girls develop the ability to display true empathy for others. This is crucial for full recovery and restoration. Empathy and concern for others are vital to full family restoration. Empathy, understanding, and deep concern for others is an outcome we focus upon from day one. Without empathy and concern for others, it is impossible for a young lady to embrace treatment and expect growth or healing.

Experiential Therapy for Troubled Girls

Re-Creation Retreat provides experiential activities such as equine therapy, horsemanship, animal responsibility, gardening, cooking, and pro-social recreational activities. We use real-world experiences to bring for the opportunity to use the tools they are learning in the program and through their treatment. It is extremely important that the activities our girls participate in during their stay with us translate into the real world when they return home.