Healing through adventure

At Moonridge Academy, we believe that the best way to help young teens reach their highest potential and greatest mental health is to make the journey fun! We provide adventure experiences every Wednesday, with activities like outdoor adventures, service projects, and school field trips. Our therapists have seen great breakthroughs in therapy when students are actively engaged in new experiences.

Moonridge Academy provides Adventure Therapy, which is a fun and exciting way to help teens reach a greater level of mental health and recovery. Our program is designed to help teens explore new things and build mastery of their emotional intelligence while also building and growing a wide range of new skills.

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Welcome to Moonridge Academy

We are so glad you are considering us as a treatment option for your teen. Here at Moonridge, we provide a unique and specialized learning and healing environment for younger teens ages 11-14. 

We use a variety of therapeutic modalities, including adventure therapy, sand tray therapy, trauma focused care, Equine Therapy, and DBT skills, to meet the clinical needs of our students. We are also proud to be a safe and validating home for transgender students and those exploring their gender identity, honoring a choice of pronouns.  

Who is a moonridge academy student

Moonridge Academy is a unique, intimate, and nurturing environment that specializes in helping younger adolescents heal from depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, and academic challenges.  Our students often come to us experimenting with high-risk behaviors or at risk for developing such behaviors. 

A Moonridge student might need specialized academics.  This allows for individualized attention for students who are either gifted or for those students in need of specialized education (IEP) or 504 plan supports.   

How can Moonridge Academy Help your child?

Moonridge Academy provides a comprehensive and individualized approach to treatment and education. We offer a number of therapeutic services to help our students heal from the inside out.  As a result, we believe that each and every teen has the potential to overcome their challenges to lead a happy and successful life.

In addition to our clinical program, we offer a small student-to-teacher ratio to give each student the attention they need to succeed. Our teachers are passionate about working with struggling teens and have years of experience in doing so.

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Gaining insight

Moonridge Academy offers a unique Equine Therapy program that helps troubled teens

Equine therapy has been confirmed to be an incredibly effective way to help troubled teens work through their issues. The horses provide an honest reflection of the teen's emotional state, which allows the therapist to gather immediate feedback and create a treatment plan.

Teens quickly recognize themselves in the horses and become very committed to helping the horse and working through their challenges. With the help of our trained therapists, these kids can turn their lives around and find success.

Finding your voice

Is your teen struggling to cope with a traumatic experience?

Trauma-focused treatment may be able to help. This type of therapy is designed specifically to help teens who have experienced a traumatic event. It can provide support and guidance as you work through your trauma.

Our staff at Moonridge Academy is trained in trauma-focused care so that we can provide your teen with the best possible treatment, and you, the family, can be confident that your teen is in good hands. We offer different types of therapy, including BrainSpotting, Adventure Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Equine Therapy.

Building connections

Is your teen struggling with their mental health, and you just don't know where to turn?

Moonridge Academy is a residential mental health treatment center that specializes in working with younger teens aged 12-15. We provide individualized treatment plans, equine therapy, and a more protective environment than traditional treatment centers. Call us today to learn more!

With our help, you'll be able to get the support you need to overcome your struggles and start living a healthier life. You won't have to do it alone anymore.

Growing together

We believe in families and their ability to be a part of each member's healing journey. The family is an essential part of the healing process at Moonridge Academy. We believe that families need support too, and we offer a number of resources to help you through this difficult time.

We have a Family Program that provides weekly education classes, individualized family therapy, and family workshops. We also offer monthly Family Days, where you can come and spend the day with your child at our facility.

These programs are designed to help families heal and rebuild their relationships. If you're struggling, we can help.

Together we can do so much

Mental health treatment and academic success are not mutually exclusive

While we focus on treatment first, we also strive for academic excellence. We have a rigorous academic program designed to help your teen catch up or get ahead. In addition to our traditional educational program, we offer a number of unique courses, including Equine Therapy and Trauma-Focused Care.

We believe that every one of our students has the potential within them to succeed, and we will do everything we can to work with your teen and help them reach their academic goals.

If you're looking for a mental health treatment center that can provide your teen with the best possible care, look no further than Moonridge Academy. We offer a variety of services, including academic excellence, trauma-focused care, and family involvement.