Shepherds Hill Academy

Treatment Center, MA, LPC

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Shepherds Hill Academy

Treatment Center, MA, LPC


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Shepherds Hill Academy
2200 Price Road
Martin, Georgia 30557
Call Mrs. Elise Thrift
(762) 583-8406

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Shepherds Hill Academy Overview

Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) is a state licensed and accredited, wilderness-based, therapeutic boarding school. Our 12-month program provides 24/7 and 365 care with a 5-to-1 student to staff ratio for teen boys and girls ages 12-17. Our gender separate programs each have a maximum capacity for 18 students. A unique faith-based approach and authoritative community provide an unplugged environment to foster healthy relationships, alleviate anhedonia, and promote identity formation. Students work through the challenges of life for a successful future where our certified teaching staff offer a quality education and career enrichment. At SHA, 80% of our academic graduates go onto post-secondary education; 69% of our students who required medication have been able to significantly reduce or be fully taken off their regimen after their time at SHA; 5% of our students who actually needed medication were able to start the proper regimen. SHA students who take the SATs are above National Averages in all three subjects: Reading, Math and Writing.

Therapeutic Approach

Therapy at SHA is holistically-focused and empirically-based. Our team of licensed and certified clinicians create an accepting environment delivering weekly individual, group and equine relationship therapy. Our therapists provide personalized care by addressing issues such as Addictions, Abandonment, RAD, Trauma, Anger, Depressive and Bipolar Disorders, ODD, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts, PTSD, Substance and Sexual Abuse Disorders, and other concerns by utilizing evidence-based modalities including CBT, REBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Family Systems Therapy, Creative Art and Expressive Therapies, Sand Tray, Addiction Recovery Treatment, and Yoga Psychotherapy. Individualized treatment plans are developed for each student. SHA also addresses issues of spirituality as they pertain to each individual. Therapy is not just reserved for one-on-one or group therapy in our therapist’s office. Milieu therapy incorporated into day-to-day activities encourage every experience at Shepherds Hill Academy to be designed for teachable moments of therapeutic value.

Academic Approach

Our Academic Program is designed to promote excellence by combining structure, high academic standards, individualized attention with a faith-based worldview. Accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. We provide a fully comprehensive list of courses that meet the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and requirements based on the Georgia Department of Education. Shepherds Hill Academy provides courses in the following subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Electives, and Bible. SHA offers Georgia Virtual School to expand and provide additional elective class offerings. We are able to accommodate a variety of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP), and Dual Enrollment requirements. SHA is sanctioned by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Our academic team provides college prep, ACT and SAT prep, as well as opportunities to take the SAT or ACT. At SHA, 80% of our academic graduates go onto post-secondary education. SHA provides individualized attention, small class sizes, goal/success plans, as well as many different extracurricular activities; including field trips, sports, gardening, care of animals, community involvement, etc.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • License and State: LPC009304 Georgia

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Georgia Department of Human Services / OCCP001025
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Certificate Date: 2001

Location

Shepherds Hill Academy
2200 Price Road
Martin, Georgia 30557
Call Mrs. Elise Thrift
(762) 583-8406
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Internet Addiction
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Christian Rehab
  • Continuing Care
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Equine Therapy
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Residential Boarding School
  • Teens & Adolescent Residential
  • Wilderness Rehab
Out / Inpatient
  • Therapeutic Boarding School

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Sandplay
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Shepherds Hill Academy, MA, LPC, Treatment Center in Martin

Shepherds Hill Academy

Treatment Center, MA, LPC