Residential Treatment Program
Wellspring’s Adolescent Residential Treatment Program serves girls between the ages of 12 and 18 who struggle with emotional, psychological, behavioral, educational and family issues. The girls who come to Wellspring typically present with issues that stem from, but are not limited to, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and substance abuse in partial remission.
Family reunification and healing are primary goals of the Adolescent Girls Program. To achieve these goals, Wellspring’s relationally based treatment approach, combined with a highly structured and highly nurturing home-like atmosphere, provides daily living experiences of relationship with staff and peers. This process promotes an emotionally and physically safe environment to address problematic styles of relating to one’s self, parents, siblings, peers and persons in authority. These problems are typically reenacted at Wellspring, both in the therapeutic milieu and at school, but the girls have the opportunity to address negative belief systems, unhealthy ways of relating to others, and destructive coping skills with the support experienced, professional, and caring treatment providers. The Wellspring “family” experience becomes an essential part of family therapy as parents and professionals work together in the learning and treatment process. Family involvement in the treatment process is critical. Parents and Guardians are invited in as partners in the healing process and work with the support and guidance of the Treatment Team.
Our clinical program integrates treatment in a private school environment by dovetailing therapy with college preparatory academics. The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring has received multiple commendations from the State Department of Education including praise as a comfortable, safe environment with a positive teacher-student rapport, college preparatory academics and an atmosphere of mutual respect. The resident student’s performance within the school, both academically and behaviorally, is an important measure of readiness to return home. As part of our transition and discharge process, recommendations are made to support appropriate academic placement to assure continued success educationally. Students generally return to their home school districts or move on to college placement after Wellspring.
While family therapy (including individual family sessions, multi-family group and parent support group) is a cornerstone of treatment; individual therapy, group therapies, creative expressive therapies and milieu therapies are important complements in addressing key issues.
The Adolescent Girls Program includes:
- Individual and Group Therapies
- Family Therapy, Support, and Training (including a Multi-Family Group and Family Support Group)
- Psychiatric Services
- 24-hour Nursing coverage and Milieu programming
- Medication Monitoring
- Individualized Treatment and Discharge Planning
- Art Therapy
- Expressive Therapy
- Recreation & Adventure Based Therapies
- Land and Animal Programming in a farm setting
- State Approved Special Education School
All treatment modalities are included in the daily rate.
Staff includes a team of Psychotherapists, a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Registered and Practical Nurses, Creative Therapists, Nutritionist, Teachers, Social Workers and Milieu Counselors.