Females

13-18

Residential

Boarding School

A Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls

Chrysalis is a therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center only for girls located in stunning northwest Montana. By removing distractions and giving girls ages 13-18 room to heal, we help each student find her inner strengths and discover the best way to share those strengths with others through unique life-affirming adventures.

Meet Your Clinical Director!

Kendra Meiklejohn, MS, LCSW

Clinical Director

Kendra Meiklejohn, LCSW, Clinical Director, was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Montana, where she developed a deep appreciation for the natural world.

How Our Therapeutic Boarding School Can Help

The Chrysalis therapeutic boarding school provides students with a personalized approach to teacher-led academics while they’re receiving therapy. Our certified teachers instruct small classes through focused academics, and teens earn credit year-round, finding or rekindling a love of learning that will serve them throughout their lives.

A Healing Location in Montana

Our behavioral school’s calm and peaceful setting on a lake amid Montana’s majestic Rocky Mountains is a gentle reminder to students that life is truly an adventure. They are encouraged to unplug from urban stressors so they can find balance, healing, and peace.

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Boarding School Living for Girls

Chrysalis is the only therapeutic boarding school that guarantees students one international trip during their stay — at no extra cost. Believing that exposure to other cultures is vital to a well-rounded life and that travel is an invaluable experience, our therapeutic boarding school empowers girls to navigate international travel, continuing to build confidence that carries over into their everyday lives.

Additionally, during residential treatment, students live in homes rather than dorms and can decorate their living space. This lifestyle encourages them to work together to build friendships and examine old living patterns that prevent growth.

Therapeutic Activities at Chrysalis

Our therapeutic school’s serene location in the Montana wilderness allows students to stay active and gain mastery in several different activities. They discover new talents that build confidence, from boating, biking, hiking, and rafting to downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Our Therapeutic Treatment Environment

Specializing in family-style living and relationship development, we foster a residential treatment environment that supports identity development, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging. Our therapeutic boarding school also has a transitional living program where students can attend public school, get a job, and more.

Services Offered at Our Therapeutic Boarding School

Our behavioral school personalizes each aspect of treatment, offering:

Conditions We Treat

Many girls who come to our therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center struggle with forming healthy habits at home and in their social groups. They may have made poor choices leading to confusion and a loss of self-esteem and are commonly dealing with anxiety, body image issues, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, learning struggles, mild attachment issues, poor relationships, and stress and trauma-related conditions.

Please note: We don’t provide primary treatment for eating disorders or self-harm.

Conditions we treat include:

Types of Therapy We Offer

Our residential treatment program and therapeutic boarding school offer a variety of therapies that can help adolescent and teen girls with difficult mental health challenges.

Our therapy options include:

Services Offered at Our Therapeutic Boarding School

Our behavioral school personalizes each aspect of treatment, offering:

Conditions We Treat

Many girls who come to our therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center struggle with forming healthy habits at home and in their social groups. They may have made poor choices leading to confusion and a loss of self-esteem and are commonly dealing with anxiety, body image issues, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, learning struggles, mild attachment issues, poor relationships, and stress and trauma-related conditions.

Please note: We don’t provide primary treatment for eating disorders or self-harm.

Conditions we treat include:

Types of Therapy We Offer

Our residential treatment program and therapeutic boarding school offer a variety of therapies that can help adolescent and teen girls with difficult mental health challenges.

Our therapy options include:

Meet Our Team

All of our residential program therapists have at least a master’s degree level of expertise and encourage students to develop healthy, safe relationships and positive lifelong habits. Through building connections and healing wounds, therapists work with each student to improve family relationships. Family therapy is an integral part of our behavioral school, and families are involved in weekly therapy along with parent/child retreats and family workshops.

Emily Thelen, MA

Milestones Transitions Therapist

Anne Higgins, LCSW

Milestones Transitions Therapist

Amy Durden, LCPC

Therapist

Location Reviews

FAQs

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Females

13-18

Residential

Boarding School

Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 9AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 5PM
Thursday: 9AM - 5PM
Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: Closed

Areas Served

  • Eureka, MT 
  • Rexford, MT 
  • Spokane, WA 
  • Great Falls, MT 
  • Missoula, MT 
  • Seattle, WA 
  • Portland, OR 
  • Boise, ID 
  • Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Denver, CO 

Chrysalis Therapeutic Boarding School

77 Trails End Rd
Eureka, MT 59917

Transitional Living at Milestones

If your student has attended prior residential treatment programs and needs the structure and support of a transition program, Chrysalis also offers transitional living. Located in the heart of Eureka, Montana, Milestones provides care to adolescents and teens struggling with mental health challenges like anxiety and depression.

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Milestones students attend the local public high school or community college, obtain jobs in the community, learn independent living skills, receive individual, group, and family therapy, all while living in our cozy homes near downtown Kalispell.

Your healing journey starts here.

Contact Embark Behavioral Health to learn more about how we treat mental health challenges in adolescents, teens, and young adults today.

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