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Elk Mountain Academy - a therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center for girls

Elk Mountain Academy offers affordable, expert Christ-centered 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.

"May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance." - 2 Thessalonians 3:5

At EMA Troubled Girls Find Lasting Transformation

“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

EMA Guiding Principles

  • I will choose LOVE.
  • I will FORGIVE myself and others.
  • I will be ACCOUNTABLE for myself and to others at all times.
  • I will speak my truth in a GENTLE manner, especially when I am: Mad-Sad-Glad-Afraid.
  • I will creat SAFETY: Physical-Spiritual-Emotional-Relational.
  • I will maintain CONFIDENTIALITY at all times.
  • I will seek JOY.

Our Hope

At Elk Mountain Academy, we believe that Jesus is the only answer. We encourage but never force students or family members or anyone else to believe the Bible's teaching. However, with no apology, we encourage our students and their family members and everyone else to engage the Word of God in their own personal journey and growth process.

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I am a Masterpiece of God

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” - Ephesians 2:10

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Trust-Based Internention®

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.

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Our Hope

At Elk Mountain Academy, we believe that Jesus is the only answer. We encourage but never force students or family members or anyone else to believe the Bible's teaching. However, with no apology, we encourage our students and their family members and everyone else 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 trulyunderstood God’s grace." - Colossians 1:6

At Elk Mountain Academy I Choose...

  • I choose love over fear... “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your mind and with all your strength.” - Mark 12:30
  • I choose love over fear... “Do everything in love” - 1 Corinthians 16:14
  • I choose love over fear... “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” - John 15:12
  • I choose love over fear... “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” - 1 John 4:8
  • I forgive... "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9
  • I forgive... “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” - Ephesians 4:31-32
  • I am accountable... “Each one of you should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparingthemselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.” - Galatians 6:4-5
  • I am gentle and kind... “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a hard word stirs up anger. The tone of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly." - Proverbs 15:1-2
  • I am gentle and kind... “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” - Ephesians 4:25
  • I am committed to growing emotionally, relationally, and spiritually...

“Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.” - 2 Peter 1:5-9

Masterpiece of God

Elk Mountain Academy “I am” Statements

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” - Ephesians 2:10

  • I am courageous
  • I am unstoppable
  • I am victorious
  • I am loved
  • I am blessed
  • I am gifted
  • I am anointed to do good works...Elk Mountain Academy is a Joint Commission accredited therapeutic boarding school, designed to help young women solve difficult emotional issues
  • I am successful
  • I am whole
  • I am confident
  • I am forgiven
  • I am grateful
  • I am strong
  • I am favored
  • I am able
  • I am fruitful
  • I am God’s Masterpiece

Helping Girls Find a Better Path in Life!

Elk Mountain Academy is a Joint Commission accredited therapeutic boarding school, designed to help young women solve difficult emotional issues such as:

  • Adoption issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit
  • Eating disorders
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Attachment disorders
  • Depression
  • Self-destructive behavior

We can help your daughter get past her emotional struggles and trauma, as we have done for so many others. Enquire online or CALL US today!

When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.” - Dr. Karyn Purvis

Trust-Based Internention®

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.

While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connected.

“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.” - Dr. Karyn Purvis

At Elk Mountain Academy we employ the principles and training taught through Trust-based Relational Intervention® as taught through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development strives to help children suffering from the effects of early trauma, abuse and/or neglect.

The institute conducts research to deepen understanding of the complex needs of children with trauma and how to help them overcome social, behavioral, and emotional challenges.

Elk Mountain Academy professionals have been certified as trainers in Karyn Purvis Institute's "Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Program."

Trust-based Relational Intervention Program is a research-based, holistic model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross.

Elk Mountain Academy, an accredited Christian boarding school for girls
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