Why Should Connecticut Families Choose Solstice Over Summer Camps For Troubled Girls?
One of the key advantages Solstice has over a traditional summer camp for troubled girls and assigned female at birth from Connecticut is our holistic approach to therapy. While you might be concerned about a few key symptoms your child possesses, we believe that lasting change comes from healing the whole person, and the core of their problems, rather than just handling each symptom individually.
Located in Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City, our program helps girls and assigned female at birth from all over the country including Connecticut. Sending your child away from home to receive therapeutic treatment might be the best thing you can do for their and your whole family. While at Solstice, you and your teen will have the time to refocus and strengthen your relationship. Her time away from the family gives their the space they needs to work through their challenges.
A holistic approach to healing means that we focus on the mind, body and soul of the patient. This philosophy is based on a growing body of research that proves the mind and body are intertwined. Whether it is substance abuse or self-harm, our team is specially trained to approach these issues from the source, so that your child can begin to heal from the inside out.
Many of the girls and assigned female at birth who come to Solstice struggle with traumatic events from their pasts. We take particular care when treating our trauma patients, and utilize several research-backed therapeutic approaches, such as:
- Somatic experiencing
- Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Gender-specific addictions treatment
This amount of trauma expertise usually isn’t available in traditional summer camps for troubled girls and assigned female at birth in Connecticut.
Historically, trauma only referred to catastrophic events, such as sexual or physical abuse, accidents or bodily injury. However, we understand that all traumas, big and small, can have a debilitating impact on our minds, especially for young girls and assigned female at birth in the midst of their developmental years.
Using our holistic approach to therapy, your child will receive treatment that not only helps their to cope with the depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress that their trauma has brought about, but she’ll also receive guidance and clinical support in overcoming the core of those symptoms.
An Alternative To Camp For Troubled Girls and assigned female at birth From Connecticut: What Makes Solstice Unique?
One of the top reasons that your child will have a better experience at Solstice than a camp for troubled girls and assigned female at birth from Connecticut is our devotion to promoting happy and healthy relationships.
Solstice is located in Utah, but we help teens from all over the United States.
Your daughter’s healing won’t be complete unless they have a group of positive, supportive friends, family, and guardians around her. Therefore, their lessons in relationships begin with our staff. We hire only the best of the best to care for and treat our girls and assigned female at birth since we want our students to grow to trust and love our counselors like family.
It’s important to us that your child develop friendships with their peers as well. Through our adventure therapy program, group therapy, and extracurricular activities, our girls and assigned female at birth often form long-lasting bonds that persist even after returning to their hometowns in Connecticut.
Finally, we want to help your family heal old wounds and move towards a happy future together. We involve families every step of the way in our students’ journeys, as we know that the most important component in your daughter’s healing process will be the involvement and cooperation of their family.
Lessons don’t need to be taught indoors. In fact, some of our students’ best learning experiences happen during their outdoor excursions. During adventure therapy sessions, your child will learn valuable and entertaining outdoor recreation skills they might not get to experience in Connecticut, such as:
- alpine skiing and snowboarding
- cross country skiing
- rock climbing
- canoeing and kayaking
- white water rafting
These activities might be common enough in ordinary camps for troubled girls, but Solstice turns each activity into a constructive life lesson. Often these activities force girls and assigned female at birth out of their comfort zones, allowing them to address their anxieties, build self-confidence and develop strong ties with other girls.
Who does Solstice help?
Solstice helps Connecticut teens in a residential treatment center setting who are struggling with issues similar to those below:
– Family Dysfunction
– Nonverbal Learning Disorder
– Adoption/ Attachment Issues
– Asperger’s Disorder
– Body Image Issues
– Grief and Loss
– Low Self Esteem
– Disordered Eating
– Impulse Control
– Social Isolation
– Self Harm
Resources for Connecticut Families Seeking Help
MentalHealth.gov: Mental Health is a trustworthy place to find up-to-date U.S. government mental health and mental health problem information. The site has basic information about various mental illnesses, signs for people to look out for in themselves and their loved ones, and advice for those suffering and sources to get help.
Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The program has educated over 1 million people across the country, and boasts 11,800 instructors. The site also offers news about mental health advancements and topics of interest.
Solstice Helps Families From Connecticut
Solstice helps Connecticut families from cities and towns like: Darien New Canaan Greenwich Westport Weston Wilton Groton Long Point Town of Ridgefield Washington Roxbury
Solstice helps Connecticut families from:
Some examples of cities from Connecticut which may have families who may be interested in Solstice include: Bridgeport New Haven Stamford Hartford Waterbury Norwalk Danbury New Britain Bristol Meriden West Haven Milford
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