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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 caters explicitly to wayward, at-risk teenage girls whose behaviors, primarily due to underlying mental health issues, are negatively impacting and potentially jeopardizing the quality of their life. Residential treatment centers are the undeniable champions of the troubled teen industry in that they make up for a large portion of programs geared to treating troubled teenagers. That said, residential treatment centers are often mistaken, misrepresented, or otherwise counted as other programs, such as boot camps, wilderness therapy programs, and group homes. It's also worth noting that many programs and those within the industry also count therapeutic boarding schools as RTC's and use their terms (although technically different) interchangeably. 

Due to the vague and often overuse of the term, residential treatment centers come in many different forms with varying philosophies, ideologies, academic curriculums, and therapeutic services offered. As such, parents of troubled teens should do thorough research and inquiries into any prospective RTC before sending them their daughter. 


A Residential Treatment Center for troubled girls is, by definition, a single-gendered facility. Programs (like that of Clearview Academy) feel as though at-risk teen girls can better 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 explicitly treating psychiatric and behavioral issues of teenagers. Also, most reputable RTC's for troubled girls heavily emphasize peer support.

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 problems.

So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. - Ephesians 4:17

Mental Health Residential Treatment

In today's society, millions of teenagers live with mental illnesses 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.

Given the potential consequences that mentally ill teenage girls face, parents need to seek immediate treatment for their children if they don't receive treatment.

"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 adolescent girls who need behavioral, emotional, and spiritual change and 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.

 "and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." - Romans 3:24

Who is The Clearview, and Why Should Your Family Care?

Clearview is a Christian Therapeutic boarding school, and for 25 years, Clearview has helped families of troubled teens from all over the United States. To learn more about our residential treatment center for troubled girls, check out the video below.

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 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 (often, in secret). That said, at Clearview, we treat the illness, not the symptoms.

Our psychiatric professional staff focuses on treating the underlying issues rather than our students' behavior, i.e., those living with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and other emotional and behavioral disorders. Our program seeks to bring the internal issues to the light to be adequately 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

The Clearview App

The Clearview - A Parent's Survival Kit You are never alone! "The Clearview" app is a community of believers and followers of Jesus Christ on a mission to GIVE and SERVE. We believe that "followers of Christ" are covered and protected by the Grace of God, AMEN! We believe we honor and delight God by giving and serving others in our time of greatest need.

"The Clearview" app has a singular mission, and that is to assist all parents, especially "parents in crisis," to parent through, with, in, and by the Holy Spirit, which is the ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF GOD. Receive and embrace the GRACE REVOLUTION and see your child and family healed, made whole, restored, and redeemed.

Click this link to learn how The Clearview App can help your family today!

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