Re-Creational Retreat Offers
Therapy for Teens
Re-Creation Retreat offers outstanding and affordable inpatient therapeutic programs for struggling girls. We present a unique blend of animal-assisted therapy combined with traditional therapy (individual and group therapy – CBT & DBT). Girls in this therapeutic 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. Re-Creation Retreat 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 group, 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 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.