Teen girls at Sunrise are offered an opportunity to experience Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Equine-Assisted Therapy at Sunrise is facilitated by licensed therapist Michele Peterson, LCSW, along with an experienced equine specialist. Our equine therapy team members are trained by EAGALA, the leading provider of education, standards, and support to equine therapists.
Equine Therapy is centered on metaphors. These metaphors mirror real life on many different levels and are used to raise young women's awareness of issues they carry. As individual issues arise within the equine setting the girls have en-vivo opportunities to work through such issues. Equine therapy is an effective modality to learn skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem solving. It provides a natural setting in which to face fears and increase confidence and self-esteem. Michele Peterson, LCSW, received her certification through EAGALA and runs our equine program.
Cutting is a common form of self-harm that we treat at Sunrise Residential Treatment Center. We find many family members and loved ones confused about why a young woman would do something so harmful to herself. There are numerous reasons why an individual uses self-harm but here are a few of the reasons we encounter [...]
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I recently sat with a young lady who struggled with learning difficulties and borderline personality disorder. This disorder is known for creating disruption in emotional regulation, distress tolerance skills, and interpersonal distress. Despite this student’s struggles, I was fascinated by her ability to increase and understand the skills she was learning in her Dialectical Behavioral [...]
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Fulshear Ranch Academy, also known as Fulshear Treatment to Transition, is the only young adult female treatment facility that goes beyond teaching transitional living skills and limited focus on substance abuse treatment. In the field of residential treatment, there are many options for teenage girls who need help with mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance [...]
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