Solstice East Welcomes Kristina Burgess as Primary Therapist
Solstice East, a residential treatment center for female and transgender students ages 14-17, is excited to welcome Primary Therapist Kristina Burgess. Kristina comes to Solstice East with a reputation for success with adolescents in residential treatment, intensive in-home treatment, and crisis management services. Her experience ranges from students struggling with developmental trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, OCD, and learning disabilities. Kristina graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical and Community Mental Health from Western Illinois University in 2017.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kristina,” says Executive Director, Danielle Andrews, “Kristina embraces the value of milieu-based interventions, collaboration to ensure continuity of care for students, and perfectly timed clinical strategies to help youth grow and thrive.”
The clinical model of Solstice East is relationship-based and trauma-informed to promote long-term growth and healing. Students receive a combination of individual, family, and group therapy sessions each week. Specialty groups include addictive processing, social communication, substance abuse, trauma recovery, grief counseling, building positive body image and self-esteem, experiential DBT, identity development, and equine therapy.
Kristina and the team at Solstice East look forward to continuing to uphold a supportive space for young people on their journey toward healing. For more information about Solstice East’s clinical model, please visit https://solsticeeast.com/therapy.
About Solstice East
Solstice East is a residential treatment center for young women ages 14-17 nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Solstice East is committed to treating each student through a combination of individual, family, equine, and adventure therapies as well as treating and diagnosing a range of issues including (but not limited to) trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, attachment, and identity issues. Solstice East assists adolescents and their families in developing excellence in relationships, influence, character, and health throughout their life journey. Our holistic approach acknowledges that mental health diagnoses are only one piece of the puzzle; we strive to help young women succeed in multiple areas of their lives.