All Kinds of News for March 06, 2019
Equinox RTC, a residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14-18 located outside of Asheville, NC, is excited to announce the expansion of its academic and clinical facilities on campus. This expansion includes three new classrooms for a total of six classroom spaces, twelve new therapist offices and a treatment team meeting hall.
The improvements made on campus tie together six individual buildings now into one larger building space. Last year at Equinox, the initial expansion opened three classrooms and a study hall. The expansion this year built upon that space adding partitions, a complete rewiring of the building, converting the building to four seasons including insulation and heat and air, refinishing floors, and many more updates. Basically a full retrofit of summer camp bungalows to six classrooms with the full technology complement to run accredited academic courses and a mobile computer lab.
The expansion also includes an impressive addition of twelve new independent therapist offices, all of which have sound-proof insulation to keep conversations from traveling from one space to the next, giving both therapists and students a safe and private space for therapy sessions. Within the clinical building, a treatment team meeting hall was also created for the weekly treatment team meetings for therapists, residential mentors, and teachers to all come together to meet and talk about the treatment plan for each student.
Each new space on Equinox’s sprawling 145-acre campus is equipped with the technology infrastructure needed for academic and clinical teams to thrive, including phone, wireless internet access, video conferencing.
These new spaces will further Equinox’s mission of inspiring young men and their families to live in the moment, embrace the journey, choose happiness, respond with love, and lead by example. The expanded clinical and academic spaces also offer the convenience of being close to each other so that the transitions are smoother for students and staff for meetings, therapy sessions, and day-to-day school activities.
As Carlos Barnes, Facilities Director at Equinox RTC, states, “Having one place for clinical meetings, treatment team meetings, and academic meetings helps to promote communication between the departments. With everyone working in the same general area, staff at Equinox are able to witness first-hand what is going on with students. This makes work with students much stronger, and allows us to connect with our students on a deeper, more personal level.”
About Equinox RTC
Equinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Trauma, Loss and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASD, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox offers a combination of clinically sophisticated support with a whole child approach including adventure therapy, integrated Cross-Fit program, and a whole foods diet. Equinox provides a fully accredited school, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment. Learn more about Equinox’s mission by visiting their about us page, or by calling (877) 279-8925.