When Words Alone Are Not Enough,
the Arts Can Help..
Lava Heights Academy is a residential treatment center for male and female teens 12-18 offering comprehensive arts therapy programs covering all four arts modalities; music, drama, art and dance/movement therapies. Lava Heights Academy’s therapists and arts professionals work with teens that have psychological, emotional, behavioral, social, and other developmental challenges; reaching them in ways traditional talk therapy cannot. The arts provide a way for students to communicate and overcome complex feelings, fears and struggles when words alone are not enough.
- Licensed therapists and mental health professionals (Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LSAC)
- Clinical assessments and testing
- Weekly individual session
- Weekly family session via telephone
- Single gender specialty groups (positive peer culture, substance abuse, self esteem, adolescent identity boundary issues, anger management, trauma, attachment, experiential)
- Adolescent Identity development groups
- Chemical dependency addiction groups, 12 step program, NA/AA meetings, “Living in Balance Program”
- Student and family therapeutic course work required
- Full medical care available
- Abuse/Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Brain Science, Neuro feedback & Brain Mapping
- 24 hours Supervision – Positive peer culture environment
- Social skills – Leadership skills
- Problem solving skills – Time management skills
- Positive Values development – Community service projects
- Healthy living – Psycho-educational groups
- Oppositional defiant
- Adoption/attachment issues
- Poly-substance abuse
- Self esteem
- Self harm
- Adolescent identity boundary issues
- Anger management
- Trauma, Abuse
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Self destructive behavior
Whom Do We Serve?
Students accepted to Lava Heights Academy are most commonly boys and girls ages 12-18 who exhibit behaviors that prevent him or her from thriving in the home environment. Students may have a history of emotional problems such as poor self-esteem, poor coping skills, lack of anger management skills, Depression, Anxiety, Poor impulse control, Eating disorders and/or other self harm, History of drug or alcohol abuse, History of poor school performance, History of abuse or neglect, Developing parent-child conflict issues, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Body Image disorders, or other self-destructive behaviors.