“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without… and know we cannot live within.”
– James Arthur Baldwin
Children need hope and a positive vision of their future. At our therapeutic boarding school our therapy is a gentle, non-punitive path of self-discovery helping students to identify and break old patterns, understand past traumas or challenges, and replace negative behaviors with healthy choices.
At Cherokee Creek, we believe in the inherent goodness of each student. Our clinical approach is one of developing a relationship with the student, and meeting him where he is with encouragement and support. Therapy sessions may be held in an office, on the front porch, while shooting hoops or taking a walk. The emotional safety that is created through building relationships with each boy is instrumental in the therapeutic process.
Our licensed therapists bring a broad spectrum of experience and therapeutic modalities to our work with struggling adolescents. They also bring a commitment and the necessary love to help boys “take off the masks” of fear and find themselves.
Clinical Services at our Therapeutic Boarding School
Comprehensive Therapy and Counseling Approach
|Individual and Group Psychotherapy|
|Focus Groups, offered throughout the year and include, but aren’t limited to…|
|–||Grief and loss|
|–||Health and nutrition|
|Cherokee Creek Talks|
Therapists lead a transition program designed to prepare boys for success post-CCBS.
Full-time LPN assesses illness and injury, maintains medical charts and administers medication.
A local psychiatrist is available to our students. Services include a psychiatric assessment, as well as the selecting, initiating, modifying or administering of medication therapy upon consent of the parent(s) or guardian(s).
A “Care Team” Approach
Each week therapists meet with other members of your child’s Care Team – his Primary Counselor, a teacher and the nurse – to discuss progress and/or issues. This sharing helps to assure that everyone is equally informed, that progress is rewarded and adjustments to the curriculum are made where needed.