No other program offers the full complement of therapy developed at Zion Hills Academy.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Especially effective for adopted children, TF-CBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that aims at addressing the needs of children and adolescents with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other difficulties related to traumatic life events.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing helps students recall difficult memories while following a therapist’s instructions regarding eye movements and other external stimuli. EMDR is particularly effective for treating youth who experienced trauma at early ages.
Equine Therapy provides students with a wonderful and powerful life-changing therapeutic experience. Havenwood Academy residents gain new insights into who they are, based on the relationship they develop with a horse. In learning horsemanship, teens learn the essential life skills of communicating, building trust and problem-solving.
During individual therapy, students establish a one-on-one relationship with a licensed mental health therapist who is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for them to share and process their thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Our focus is on enabling students to reenter the family environment. When a student is struggling, there’s often a family component – whether the family has contributed to or been impacted by a student’s behaviors and challenges. Family Therapy can help lay the foundations for lifelong healthy family relationships.
Group therapy is an essential component of Zion Hills Academy's positive peer culture, which helps students learn through others’ experiences and by playing an important role in facilitating the growth and healing of other students.