a unique therapeutic boarding school for girls in the foothills of West Virginia

Not a typical therapeutic boarding

school for girls

Greenbrier Academy is a therapeutic boarding school with an immersive program specifically designed to help heal negative core beliefs that are impacting your daughter’s life. This is done through the close collaboration of our therapeutic, residential and academic departments within a supportive, peer-led community and the use of our Signature Therapeutic Programs as devices for change. You may have tried personal therapy, wilderness programs or even a different residential treatment program only to find old patterns re-emerging after some time.

Greenbrier Academy takes an entirely different approach.

Our program is designed to first initiate a desire for change in your daughter. She will be immersed in a community of peers rooted in our culture of Aspirations that serves as inspiration for what is possible. Led by her therapist, her Treatment Team utilizes every aspect of our Signature Therapeutic, Residential and Academic Programs as elements in her therapy. The experiences your daughter is exposed to help incorporate change in the less analytical right brain where her false beliefs and identity were created. This same framework is then used to reinforce her newly created positive beliefs by providing a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow and practice.

We are not just a boarding school with a talk therapy aspect like so many other programs. Greenbrier Academy is an immersive, modern approach to therapy that you won’t find anywhere else.

Your daughter is

going to be


Everyone greeted me with open arms...I felt like I belonged in the community. I am tearing up just thinking about the magnificent and life-changing experiences I have gone through here. This place creates confident and powerful women that are ready to go out and change the world.



Student at Greenbrier Academy for Girls


2 students at Greenbrier Academy


Greenbrier Girl?

A Greenbrier girl is a prospective college student whose potential is thwarted by emotional barriers such as:

  • ∙ anxiety symptoms
  • ∙ various types of depression
  • ∙ body dysmorphia
  • ∙ attachment issues associated with adoption
  • ∙ social media addiction
  • ∙ shame
  • ∙ trauma

Her present emotional disorders would not prevent her from basic boarding school and personal development activities. She is healthy enough to engage in adventure activities, local and international service trips, animal interactions and extracurricular activities.

Many of our students have been involved in some type of therapeutic environment such as private therapy, wilderness programs or other residential treatment facilities. This is in no way a requirement to attend Greenbrier; we just tend to succeed where other programs fail to bring about real change for your daughter.

Greenbrier often attracts girls who enjoy

creative expression


Greenbrier Academy Accreditations & Affiliations