Helping Girls Find a
Better Path in Life!
Elk Mountain Girls Academy is an accredited therapeutic boarding school
designed to help young women solve difficult emotional issues.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.”
- Proverbs 31:25Learn more
Residential Treatment Center
“Lighting Her Path”
Elk Mountain Girls Academy offers affordable, expert treatment for life-controlling issues and disorders in girls, including: attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior behavior, and issues involved with adoption.
We lead troubled girls to seek truth and to trust in the Holy Spirit, our Holy Comforter who was given to all believers in Christ. At EMA we coach and train our students to seek, trust, and rely on the Holy Spirit, who is their comforter.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” - John 10:10Learn more
Elk Mountain Girls Academy is much more affordable, and your insurance may cover part of our fees.
Call us today to learn which insurance providers we work with.
Cutting, burning, ripping off scabs, pulling out hairs, skin scratching, head banging, are all self-injury behavior. Self-injury is a coping mechanism to manage overwhelming emotional pain, feelings of anger, sadness, and emptiness. Self-injury is addictive as it releases the body’s beta-endorphins, giving the girl a general feeling of well being.
Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders are a refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight. It takes over when a girl is afraid of gaining weight and continually sees her body as fat, even though she is thin. With Bulimia the girl often purges food she has eaten by self-induced vomiting, fasting, excessive exercise, laxatives, and diuretics.
Reactive Attachment Disorder begins before the age of five and often happens with adopted children. The girl may respond to caregivers with a mixture of approach, avoidance, and resist their comforting or may exhibit frozen watchfulness. On the other hand, she may also be excessively familiar with strangers. The parent-child relationship is not normal.
Helping Girls Find a
Better Path in Life!
Elk Mountain Girls Academy is a Joint Commission accredited therapeutic boarding school, designed to help young women solve difficult emotional issues such as:
- Adoption issues
- Attention deficit
- Eating disorders
- Antisocial behavior
- Attachment disorders
- Self-destructive behavior
We can help your daughter get past her emotional struggles and trauma, as we have done for so many others. Inquire online
or CALL US today!
“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.”
- Dr. Karyn Purvis
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At Elk Mountain Academy, we believe that Jesus is the only answer. We encourage but never force any girl or family to comply with the Bible's teaching. With no apology, we encourage our students to engage the Word of God in their own personal journey and growth process.
"In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace."
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Elk Mountain Girls Academy - Therapeutic Boarding School and Residential Treatment Center for Girls
EMA offers affordable, expert treatment for life-controlling issues and disorders in girls, including attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior, and issues involved with adoption.
Elk Mountain Girls Academy is one of the longest running therapeutic boarding schools in the Pacific Northwest with over 24+ years serving struggling teens and their families in need.
At Elk Mountain Girls Academy Troubled Girls Find Lasting Transformation...
A special note from our Clinical Team regarding “Eating Disorders.”
Eating disorders are some of the most complex diagnoses in terms of treatment planning. The type of students we serve best when it comes to eating disorders are teenagers and young adults who do not use their eating disorders as their identity.
Unfortunately, many kids use an eating disorder as a coping mechanism, with the core issue being what drives them to the eating disorder. We are highly skilled at developing other coping mechanisms for kids with eating disorders when they come to us under these conditions.
An easy way to tell if a young person has an eating disorder identity is through relapse. Teenagers and young people who have relapsed to the same pattern multiple times often fall into the category of more extreme identity roots in their eating disorder. This is very similar to recovery work for drug addicts.
For this reason, we would recommend those with identity issues seek more specialized treatment until the relapses stop for at least six months, and then we'd consider doing the identity work and to ensure it doesn't return.
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” - 2 Corinthians 3:18