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What is a Residential Treatment Center?

Residential Treatment Centers for Troubled Girls

A residential treatment center (RTC) for troubled girls is a therapeutically intensive inpatient facility that specifically caters to wayward, at-risk teenage girls (due to underlying spiritual, mental, and emotional issues) whose behaviors are negatively impacting, and potentially jeopardizing the quality of their life.


A Residential Treatment Center for troubled girls is of course a single-gendered facility. Programs (like that of Clearview Academy) feel as though at-risk teen girls are better able to focus on therapeutic, emotional, and spiritual growth when the distraction of the opposite sex is not present.

These single-gendered facilities' sole purpose is to psychiatrically, academically, and (in the case of Christian RTC's like Clearview) spiritually treat troubled girls whose underlying issues have led them to engage in unfruitful and potentially dangerous behaviors.

Residential treatment centers with any clinical credibility are staffed by clinical professionals with years of experience in specifically treating psychiatric and behavioral issues of teenagers. Also, most reputable RTC's for troubled girls heavily emphasize peer-support.

Residential treatment centers like Clearview Horizon offer therapy for young women with emotional issues.

Under the watch of attentive, professional staff, girls at RTC's are encouraged to work through their personal issues with other girls who struggle with similar at-risk behaviors and mental health-related issues.

Mental Health Residential Treatment

What's worse, in today's society, millions of teenagers live with mental illness that, if left untreated, can ultimately lead to addiction or even fatal consequences.

Unfortunately, less than half of teens with mental health-related conditions receive treatment for their illness due to cultural stigmatization attached to mental health conditions.

Furthermore, given the potential consequences that mentally ill teenage girls face, if they don't receive treatment, it's important for parents to seek immediate treatment for their child.

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

Are you currently seeking help for your out of control teenage daughter? If so, don't wait, seek help now!

Clearview Girls Academy is a Christian residential treatment center that offers an accredited residential treatment center for at-risk adolescents girls who are in need of behavioral, emotional, and spiritual change as well as psychiatric therapy for mental health-related issues.

Here at Clearview Girls Academy, we provide therapeutic counseling for girls living with mild-to-severe mental health and behavior-related issues such as adoption issues (reactive attachment disorder), self-harm and self-mutilation or cutting, eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, self-sabotaging behaviors, addiction-related issues, and defiance.

"We are a Christ-centered program that emphatically preaches the gospel of Christ. And, while we strongly encourage girls at Clearview to seek truth for themselves and trust in the Holy Spirit, we do not force any of our students to change their beliefs." Founder, Mary Louise Thielbahr

While we firmly believe in Jesus' guidance and the message of his teachings, Clearview Girls Academy also understands the importance of mental health and emphasizes the importance of mental health care.

Treating Underlying Emotional Issues in a Residential Treatment Setting

At Clearview, we work with adolescent girls who have seemingly given up on life. Like any troubled adolescent, the girls who come to Clearview engage in out-of-control behaviors do so because of underlying issues.

In other words, the prior behaviors of our students are nothing more than a cry for help; the symptoms of deep-seated, unconfronted internal issues (oftentimes, in secret). That said, at Clearview, we treat the illness, not the symptoms so to speak.

More specifically, our psychiatric professional staff focus on treating the underlying issues rather than our students' behavior, ie. those living with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and other emotional and behavioral disorders. Our program seeks to bring the internal issues to the light where they can be properly rehabilitated.

"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:31-32

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