All Kinds of News for January 11, 2017
A Chrysalis student is open to treatment, and often comes to us after attending a wilderness therapy program, another residential program or some type of treatment facility. We do have a number of girls who come straight from home who have been doing outpatient therapy but need additional support. Students want to be healthy, and they want to be their best version of themselves. While our students range from formal diagnoses of anxiety, depression, ADHD, parent-child relationship struggles, mild substance dependency, poor executive functioning or social anxiety, we believe their struggles do not have to define them. Lack of depression does not necessarily equate happiness, which is why we also focus on healthy identity development.
This is why Chrysalis is so relationally focused in all aspects of the program; we strongly believe that healing happens in relationships. Thus we make building connection the center of everything - meals, living situation, adventure, school and therapy. Once a student has connected with staff and peers, she feels safe to dig deep and begin the process of healing wounds. We all have wounds, big and small, that have hurt us and at times caused us to feel that moving forward is impossible. Chrysalis helps students to move forward, and not only find healing, but to find strengths.
So who is a Chrysalis student? In a way, it could be any of us. The skills that a Chrysalis student learns are valuable for everyone. We all are regularly developing and modifying our identity. But a Chrysalis student has the unique privilege of doing so in a structured, safe environment. Not to mention we have loads of fun!
About Chrysalis SchoolChrysalis School is an all girls therapeutic boarding school in northwest Montana for ages 13-18. Its mission is to provide the best-quality therapeutic services, education and experiential opportunities to adolescents and their families in the context of a warm and nurturing residential boarding school environment while maintaining a commitment to integrity in all that they do.