Dan Stuart

About Dan Stuart

Dan Stuart is one of the co-founders of Solstice RTC and current Executive Director. Dan has spent decades in behavioral healthcare, helping adolescents overcome trauma, build stronger relationships with themselves and others, and find greater health and happiness. Dan's programs have helped hundreds of young women and their families believe in the possibility, begin the journey of recovery, and become their better self.

Trauma Treatment: Understanding the Effects and Options Available

By | November 3rd, 2017|Trauma|

Generally, when someone thinks of trauma treatment, an image of an injured soldier comes to mind--this leaves out a massive set of people, though. Adolescents can most definitely experience the damaging effects of trauma after an adverse event, [...]

Hidden Brain: Ways Childhood Trauma Affects Us for Life

By | October 27th, 2017|Trauma|

Whether you remember your childhood or not, it has shaped the person you are today. Good and bad experiences knit together to form the foundational basis for how you act, make decisions, and grow into adulthood. Childhood trauma [...]

Snapchat Addiction: The Darkside of a Popular Worldwide App

By | October 26th, 2017|Addiction, Mental Health, Technology Use|

Snapchat is just about on every teenager’s smartphone. It's one of the most used apps in the world, competing with other major companies like Instagram and Facebook. A downside has begun to become apparent, though, as this app [...]

When Teens Refusing School Has More to Do with Anxiety Than Rebellion

By | October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Teens refusing school isn’t exactly a new thing--ever since school began, teens have been trying to get out of it by feigning sickness or skipping class. But what about when the reason behind teens refusing school is more [...]

College Prepared: Solstice Students Earn Higher Scores Across the Board

By | September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

At Solstice, education is a huge part of our programming. We understand that most of the girls that come in our doors are college-bound; therefore, we strive to provide them with excellent academic opportunities. We’ve looked at the [...]

New Study Sheds Light on Help for Post-Traumatic Stress in Teens

By | September 21st, 2017|Trauma|

While help for post-traumatic stress in teens is becoming more accessible, there’s still much we don’t understand about the disorder and how it works. In a new study, researchers believe they’ve discovered why some people develop PTSD and [...]

Alumni Event Brings Former Students And Families Back To Solstice

By | September 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

First Annual Alumni Event Reinforces the Importance Of Solstice In Lives Of Students Solstice West held their First Annual Alumni Event on July 28th & 29th, 2017. This event was held in conjunction with the Parent Seminar. Over 20 [...]

Chronic Stress in Teens: More Likely In Girls After Trauma

By | September 8th, 2017|Anxiety, Trauma|

As children grow into adults, it’s important to learn how to cope with adversity--it’s actually an essential skill to living a happy, healthy life. When something stressful happens, our body increases our body’s blood pressure, heart rate, and [...]

Back to School Tips & How We Help Our Students Thrive

By | August 31st, 2017|Anxiety, Learning Disorders, Mental Health, School Issues|

Transitioning back to school after a lengthy, relaxed, thrilling summer vacation is easy for some students--but for others, it’s painful and often creates unnecessary struggle throughout the rest of the school year. Especially if your daughter grapples with [...]

Overcoming Trauma: Could We Actually Remove Memories of Fear?

By | August 24th, 2017|Trauma|

So far, the ability to erase unpleasant memories--like in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind--is only in movies, but research shows that we may be one step closer. The power to lessen the negativity of difficult memories could [...]