Clinical Approach: Our Life-Changing Therapy

Personalized treatment within our residential setting is a critical part of the Shelterwood advantage and creates the opportunity for heart change in a teen. While other programs may rely on just one experiential opportunity, like equine therapy, to connect with teens, Shelterwood provides a toolbox of more than 10 different counseling experiences to our therapists. Over the past 30 years, we have honed our innovative, holistic approach to counseling. We match teens with the best possible methods of intervention, making the Shelterwood therapeutic program intensely personal and purposeful.

At Shelterwood we are not limited to “talk therapy.” We incorporate a number of experimental activities that have therapeutic goals: recreation, adventure, art, gardening, performing arts and music. These different therapeutic modalities and experiential activities help Shelterwood teens uncover issues, build relationships and provide clarity for moving forward in life.

True transformation can only be demonstrated through healthy relationships. Therefore, when teens arrive at Shelterwood, they are welcomed by an incredible staff of mentors: young men and women who have dedicated a year or more of their post-college lives to live with and serve the students of Shelterwood. Our faith-based, energetic and loving staff inspires teens with motivation for true, life-long transformation.

Contact us today — get to know how our dynamic therapeutic program options are combined with an intentional relational environment, providing struggling teens the best possible chance of recovering from their pain.

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