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Welcome to La Europa Academy

La Europa Academy is a haven of warmth, creativity, and support, dedicated to guiding adolescents on their journey toward healing from challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, addictive behaviors, low self-esteem, and academic struggles. Our mission at La Europa Academy is to offer a nurturing space where your child and family can embark on the transformative process of making positive changes.

Within the comforting embrace of La Europa Academy, students aged 14-17 embark on a profound healing experience. Through a blend of creativity, intensive therapeutic approaches, and expressive therapy groups, we empower our students to unearth their true selves and unlock their vast potential. Our commitment lies in creating an environment that merges compassionate care, advanced clinical methods, and a stimulating academic curriculum to facilitate healing and growth. As students develop essential coping skills, find their authentic voice, explore their identity, and embrace the joy in their personal journey, La Europa Academy becomes a catalyst for positive transformation.

Furthermore, we take great pride in being a secure and affirming space for LGBTQ+ students assigned female at birth, as well as those exploring their gender identity. We honor and respect their choices of pronouns, fostering an inclusive and validating community for all.

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WE BELIEVE that Expressive Therapies have the ability to reach beyond words allowing a student to explore through a variety of modalities and create a pathway through their defenses.

Parents often wonder how La Europa Academy will be able to reach their student and create change. Part of the answer lies in the ability of expressive therapies to reach beyond words. Students who have been involved in regular talk therapy often learn how to avoid talking about, and therefore dealing with issues that are emotionally difficult. Those same students find a language of their own as they participate in art, dance/movement, music, psychodrama, writing/poetry, trauma yoga or sand tray therapies. Students attend a combination of expressive therapy groups multiple times per week and will likely rotate through the majority of these groups while they are at La Europa Academy. Students often find the courage to face what they have been avoiding by using the expressive modalities, which are provided by master’s level clinicians who are board-certified specialists in their expressive modality.

WE BELIEVE that everyone is doing their best AND everyone can do better. Through DBT, we help our students translate their insight into concrete skills to change their behavior.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is both a philosophy to help students view their challenges from a functional, strength-based perspective and a structure to help staff mentors move students toward positive change. Many of our students have had exposure to DBT skills and have struggled to implement the skills they have learned. They often feel hopeless and conclude that “DBT doesn’t work”. La Europa Academy helps students practice DBT skills in the moment when they are struggling. Students are able to figure out what works for them and how to best use the skills they are learning to decrease emotional reactivity. Parents are also taught to use DBT interventions to improve their interactions with their child.

WE BELIEVE that using creativity and expression helps our students discover their inner world, build confidence and create a healthy identity.

Creative expression is essential to the process of healing. Many of our students come to us with a background in art, drama, dance, writing or music. Other students are creative, but still finding what they love, or some might just enjoy crafts and creative activities. Students are given the chance for therapeutic expression through an artistic or creative medium. Our campus and caring staff provide students with the ability to discover their passion and find joy in creativity. With a dance studio, art studio, designated music room and other creative spaces, students can explore art, music, ceramics, dance, photography, psychodrama, singing, theater and much more.

WE BELIEVE that a strong and challenging academic program is an important component of helping our students heal, develop resiliency and competency to establish a future direction in life.

Our academic program provides a curriculum that can also be easily modified to accommodate the learning style of each student. Our students attend classes with highly qualified, full-time licensed teachers. La Europa Academy is accredited through Cognia, a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Students feel supported and challenged with smaller class sizes, direct teacher instruction and individualized student goals to meet each student where they are on their academic journey. Whether a student has struggled in school or excelled, they will either find or continue to have a feeling of success in our school. As students experience academic success, this creates hope that they can overcome other challenges.