Lake House Academy is a therapeutic boarding school, meeting the needs of pre-teen and teenage girls between the ages of 12 and 16. 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-focused approach personalizes care for each girl, to better heal and prepare your daughter for healthier behavior and relationships, with your support, in the future.
We restore connections through our family-focused 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-focused approach and support, your daughter can heal and you can deepen your connection with her.
"Autonomy grows out of attachment."
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 -
I know that life’s not easy when you’re looking for out of home care for your young daughter. You’re probably overwhelmed by feelings of doubt, fear, stress, and guilt. I’ve worked with girls like yours for many years, and I know that they are fun, talented, smart, wonderful girls. I also know that they can be really hard. Parenting is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be this difficult.
I want to express to you in this challenging time that there is hope for your daughter and your family. We can help you, like we’ve helped hundreds of other families, to heal from unhealthy attachment styles and improve your relationship with your daughter. And it can happen in a fun, safe environment. We believe in letting kids be kids. Your daughter can play and truly enjoy her time on campus while doing her healing work.
I invite you to come visit us at Lake House Academy. Take a tour and meet the people who would be working with your daughter, experience the program, and get a feel for how your daughter would do in the environment.
Whether or not we’re the best fit for your family, I wish you the best on this difficult journey. There is hope for your daughter. Our admissions team is standing by at [email protected]
Heidi Strand, 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 the MIM 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 therapy 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: