Lake House Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 10 to 15. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, our lakefront school provides students with a home-like environment and an optimal setting for healing.
As an accredited school through the National Independent Private Schools Association, we follow all academic standards for the State of North Carolina, fully equipping our students for academic success while addressing emotional and behavioral challenges. Lake House Academy has a unique approach to treatment, prioritizing academics without shying away from clinical therapy. Our holistic approach weaves research modalities and emotional and social development with sensory and cognitive processing.
Our family system approach personalizes care for each girl and their family to better heal and prepare your daughter for healthier behavior and relationships, with your support, in the future.
We restore connections through our family system program, with treatment that includes:
Our first priority is to make your daughter and family healthy, through this parallel process to healing and growth, which occurs at Lake House.
With our family system approach and support, your daughter can heal and you can deepen your connection with her.
Our approach at Lake House is tailored to intervening at the limbic level. Our clinical model, which includes family systems therapy, attachment based interventions, emotional regulation techniques and neurofeedback allows us to support girls struggling with:
While these challenges can seem insurmountable for both your daughter and your family, we can help your daughter heal from these struggles in a way that makes sense to her now, and prepares her for healthy relationships and behaviors in the future.
Letter from the Executive Director -
At Lake House Academy, we respect and empathize with the families who chose to enroll with us. You have made the difficult decision to start or continue with the journey of healing and finding joy within your family and for your child. At Lake House Academy, we focus on healing the entire and the generational trauma by creating a safe and relationally driven space. While your child is enrolled at Lake House Academy, our entire team, become “caregivers" fostering and modeling healthy attachments and connections that are critical in healing and growth.
Lake House Academy is proud to be part of a larger mission to drive adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide from the all-time highs of today to all-time lows by 2028. We value and appreciate the trust and opportunity families place in us to serve and help empower young adolescents find their passions, create healthy self-identities, and build a toolbox of health coping skills to allow them to become all that you know they have the potential to be.
We look forward to welcoming you to tour Lake House Academy so that you can experience firsthand what Lake House Academy has to offer. Regardless of the next step you choose, my wish is for your family’s continued health and safety. Please do not hesitate to reach out as our team is ready to answer any questions you may have at admissions@lakehouseacademy.
Mackenzie Hall, Executive Director
"... More free play for children would reduce the incidence of ADHD. Any therapist who can capture the therapeutic moment in mutually shared play episodes will have brought the client to the gateway of happy living"
Your daughter’s emotional struggles have affected your whole family, and so the healing process shouldn’t only focus on your daughter. Through use of an Attachment Based assessment and our outcome tools, we will create a customized family assessment and treatment plan focused on healing your family’s unique struggles.
Your involvement doesn’t end with the assessment & planning. We involve you in every step of your daughter’s healing journey, from weekly family system sessions via video conferencing to parent visits and an in-home study, our first priority is making your family healthy. We rigorously embrace outcomes and use our outcome tools to monitor your family’s health and progress on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. We’ll even follow up with you years after graduating from our program to ensure that our treatment was successful.
We’ll help your daughter fill in the missing gaps in her development. We specialize in helping with:
We'll help your daughter fill in the missing gaps in her development. We specialize with: