Lake House Academy
Lake House Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for preteen and teen girls near Charlotte, North Carolina. Committed to helping girls find confidence and healing while building resiliency, students at Lake House Academy receive holistic therapy services and participate in an accredited academic program in a healthy, home-like environment.
Focused on meeting the needs of girls between the ages of 12-16, Lake House sits on a tranquil lake nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, allowing students to step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and focus on healing. Since 2010, the school has been serving families and teen girls who want to reconnect with each other, while establishing and maintaining academic success and developing lifelong skills to thrive through adulthood.
Lake House Academy also believes strongly in the power of play. The school’s outcomes-driven and research-backed methods include:
- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Canine therapy
Lake House allows students to be children and to connect with adults in a healthy and safe way, all while playing! Focusing on developing relationships is a crucial aspect of healing at the school, and students leave feeling healthy and safe attachments to those who care for them.
In addition to receiving holistic and innovative therapies, students also continue their studies. Taking a relational approach to academics allows students to receive the individual care services they need while developing a lifelong joy of learning. Each student is met where she is and an achievable plan is developed, making every effort to graduate high school on time.
Lake House Academy also provides a nurturing and safe environment for students that is focused on relationships. Many students have difficulty making connections in safe relationships. The staff models and supports healthy boundaries, treating each student with care and respect, giving attention and love as part of the everyday intentional clinical model. Students enjoy arts, crafts, dancing, music and time outdoors, as well as visiting the local YMCA.
The Lake House therapeutic boarding school helps preteen and teen girls overcome a range of mental health issues, including attachment struggles, issues arising from ADHD, adoption, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, mood disorders, social anxiety, navigating challenging peer relationships, trauma and other similar disorders.