Havenwood Academy's Research-Based Therapeutic Methods For

Teen Trauma Therapy

We utilize a multi-therapeutic approach under the supervisions of the Treatment Team that includes individual, family, group, and recreational therapy on a weekly basis. We believe that "treatment" is an integrated approach combining therapy with academics and life skills designed to promote future success and personal empowerment. The combination of all of Havenwood Academy's therapeutic methods for teen trauma therapy has been shown to create positive, long-term results.

Individual Therapy at Havenwood Academy

Individual therapy, also known as psychotherapy or talk therapy, is a form of therapy in which a person works one-on-one with a licensed mental health professional to address emotional, psychological, or behavioral issues.

Havenwood Academy offers each student a weekly individual session with their therapist in addition to a weekly family therapy session. Over the course of their stay, our teens typically receive over 50+ individual therapy sessions as well as 1-2 weekly sessions of Neurofeedback.

Read more about the methods we use for our troubled teens:

Teenager benefiting from teen trauma therapy
teen trauma therapy

Group Therapy at Havenwood Academy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists work with a group of individuals simultaneously. It involves bringing together a group of people who are experiencing similar difficulties or challenges.

Groups can take many different forms, depending on the needs and goals of each teen. Havenwood Academy students receive 4 groups weekly; including equine, experiential, and 2 additional specialized groups of their choice.

Read more about the groups we

offer for difficult adolescents:

Art Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Safe Smart Techies

Music Therapy

Boundaries and Bonding



Sand Tray Therapy

Seeking Safety


Family Therapy at Havenwood Academy

At Havenwood Academy, we believe that every family has the potential for growth and positive change, no matter how challenging their situation may seem. We offer a safe and supportive environment for families and their difficult teenager to explore their issues, learn new communication and problem-solving skills, and build stronger relationships.

While in the program, each young woman and her family participate in weekly family therapy sessions. Since our goal from the first day in the program is family reunification, these sessions are designed to address unhealthy family dynamics and to lay the groundwork for lifelong family relationships.

Family therapy for our teenagers help with healing