Who We Treat
We work with teen girls ages 13-18 who are struggling with difficult mental health and substance use challenges. At Chrysalis, we help to identify these underlying challenges, build a treatment plan around each student and family's unique needs, and provide the therapeutic skills, challenges, and environment to begin the healing process.
Treatment Diagnoses and Concerns
Our students come to us struggling internally with a variety of emotional issues, anxiety, traumatic experiences, academic difficulties and relationship struggles. Our adventure and experiential modalities allow our students to begin to take healthy risks and to build connections through nature and people. We utilize trauma-focused interventions, such as EMDR and Brainspotting, as well as other therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, Somatic Awareness, SMART Recovery, Mindfulness, and more.
Conditions we treat include:
ASD, Level 1
Body Image Issues
To begin the application process for acceptance, please click on the application link below. Once submitted, our admissions team will review this and contact you for any additional information.
Chrysalis students have various learning styles and academic needs; a student must have at least one full year of high school left. An overall IQ of 90 or higher is typical for acceptance. Academic challenges should be responsive to tutoring, special accommodations, low student-to-teacher ratios, our minimal-distraction learning environment, comprehensive therapy, general program structure, the therapeutic milieu, and medications (when applicable).
We work with many students struggling with executive functioning difficulties, ADHD, learning challenges, and more. We work with many students who carry an IEP or 504 plan, who need additional supports or accommodations.
How long do most students stay?
Length of stay is not fixed, but rather reflects each student’s individual needs and can be extended as long as clinically and academically necessary. The typical stay is about 10-12 months.
How do you determine if a student is a good fit?
The Chrysalis admissions director, clinical leadership and academic director work together to assess a student’s appropriateness by reviewing psychological and educational testing, interviewing her former or current therapist, interviewing the family and reviewing the completed application. Each prospective student is assessed on a case-by-case basis to make the best decision possible.