Clinical Therapy for Teens
At Discovery Academy, we are committed to providing a personalized treatment experience to meet the needs of each student.
Clinical Boarding School
Students are offered weekly individual therapy sessions, family phone calls, and consultation with their therapist, group psychotherapy sessions, and specialized group sessions, including substance abuse, healthy relationships, adoption issues, and emotional management. All our therapy sessions are run by a fully licensed therapist. All students participate in Experiential Therapy as well, allowing them to learn about themselves and others while working on a common goal. Music, art, and drama are available for each student and all students are given regular community service opportunities.
Transitions and discharge are carefully coordinated between parents and the treatment team so that students can best manage their life in the future, taking what they learned at Discovery along with them.
Many of our students arrive at Discovery Academy under the care of a physician or psychiatrist who has ordered daily medication for both Clinical/Medical Therapy. Our registered nurse and staff medical coordinator works with these professionals to make certain medications are disbursed accurately and in a timely manner. Our program psychiatrist also coordinates the use of any psychotropic medications.
In addition, Discovery Academy provides the following clinical services:
- Complete review of the student’s historical profile.
- Physical evaluation (if needed).
- PsychoSocial Assessment.
Full level II Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation (upon request as an ancillary charge).
- Treatment plan development.
- Treatment plan review.
- Medication management.
- Parent phone sessions and consultation with a licensed therapist.
- Individual psychotherapy sessions with a licensed therapist each week.
- Student group psychotherapy sessions with a licensed therapist each week.
- Weekly specialized group sessions including: substance abuse, adoption, wilderness/transition, trauma, social adaptation/relationships, appropriate assertiveness, depression, victim awareness, problem-solving, and family dynamics/communication.
- Weekly experiential therapy sessions including: outdoor adventure-based therapy, and community service.
- Discharge summary and transitional planning.