Residential Treatment Centers For Teens

Is your daughter struggling to succeed due to an emotional or behavioral challenge?  Solstice, a residential treatment center for teen girls ages 14-17, is a supportive, nurturing healing environment which guides teens on a journey towards personal growth and success. We focus on rebuilding trust and communication within your teen’s relationships. Our program is specifically designed to help teen girls in this age group who struggle with issues related to trauma. 

Although Solstice is located in Layton, Utah, we help families from all over the country. 

Every member of our therapeutic team has specific training in helping teens struggling with trauma. At Solstice, we address trauma from a very global standpoint. Historically, many have considered trauma to be the result of catastrophic events – we call this trauma “big T trauma”. However, recent research has shown that smaller traumas (small t), trauma that comes from events such as bullying, divorce, and social isolation, can be just as impactful as the “big T traumas”. Solstice addresses both “big T” and “little t” traumas through research based therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Trauma can coincide with and be a factor of a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges. We help teens who struggle with issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Impulse control
  • Low self esteem
  • Self harming behaviors
  • Grief and loss
  • Attachment issues
  • Family dysfunction

Family-Focused Programming

Lasting therapeutic success can only occur if your entire family is on board with the healing process. That’s why we put an intensive focus on family programming. Family programming at Solstice includes:

  • Weekly family therapy sessions via phone or video conference
  • Family visits to campus are encouraged based on your daughter’s therapeutic plan.
  • Onsite multiday family seminars conducted 4 times each year

Family involvement throughout the therapeutic process helps repair and restore relationships that may have been strained in recent years. We work within your family system to rebuild your relationship with your daughter. The level of family involvement included within our programming sets us apart from other residential treatment centers for teens.

Residential Schools Helping Teen Girls

At Solstice, your daughter will not fall behind academically. Our accredited academic program is specifically designed to fit the needs of each student’s learning style. We will meet your daughter where she is in terms of academic success and progress. Many of the girls we help have struggled in the past academically due to learning differences or emotional challenges that distract from focusing on schoolwork. We help girls develop coping techniques within the classroom to study, complete homework assignments, and learn in a way that suits their specific needs.

At Solstice, academic programming:

  • Operates year-round with flexible scheduling to help students stay on track throughout the school year.
  • Is kept purposefully small. Class sizes are small in order to provide hands-on, individualized learning experiences for each of our students. 
  • Helps teens with a wide spectrum of learning styles. Our certified teachers address the specific needs of each individual student to help students progress and achieve success in school.
  • Prepares students for college. Solstice’s college-prep academic programming provides SAT and ACT test prep to help your teen achieve success on their entrance exams. In fact, the percentage of Solstice students ready for college curriculum across all four tested subjects was 74% higher than the state average.

Therapeutic Approach Encourages Lasting Success

While other residential treatment centers for teens focus on specific “problem” areas, Solstice works on healing the entire individual – mind, body, and spirit. Our holistic approach focuses on the positive attributes of each student. Throughout their time at our program, girls gain confidence and feel empowered to succeed in all areas of their lives. We incorporate traditional talk therapy such as individual, group, and family therapy with unique forms of therapy such as equine, art, milieu and adventure therapy.

For more information about therapeutic programming at Solstice, please visit our therapy page.

We help teens and families from:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, HawaiiIowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,Michigan, Minnesota, MississippiMissouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New JerseyNew Mexico, New York, North Carolina,North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont,Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming