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Acute vs. Non-acute Residential Treatment Explained

You know your daughter best. Maybe you’ve come upon Greenbrier Academy amidst sifting through the plethora of program options available to you. We know it’s a confusing and chaotic process to find the right fit. You’re looking for a solution to the emotional chaos and conflict that’s been wreaking havoc on your family due to your daughter’s struggles.

We’ve made it easy for you to understand who Greenbrier Academy is designed to serve and support, to take out a lot of the guesswork.   

Our programs are designed as either a short or long term intervention for students who are suffering from anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, and emotional trauma with lower risk symptoms; meaning that the condition may be threatening her future, but not putting her in immediate danger of her life. She is ready to move forward, make healthier choices, and can handle “supervised freedom”.  


A Greenbrier girl is a prospective college student whose potential is thwarted by emotional barriers such as various types of depression, anxiety, body dysphoria, or attachment issues. 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.  

The Greenbrier Girl may be experiencing lower risk (non-acute) conditions related to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Adoption/Attachment
  • Body Dysmorphia

Students who are experiencing less acute conditions require different types of care than those at an acute residential treatment center. Greenbrier Academy is also less costly than hospitals and more acute care RTC’s, because those programs have higher facility and staffing costs due to their teens being at a higher risk of hurting themselves or others.

Our students are given “supervised freedom” as a core component of our program. Each student is preparing to move forward beyond therapeutic programs, and into futures that previously seemed unreachable upon admission.

Your daughter may be having struggles that are threatening her future socially, academically, emotionally, and/or physically. If she is also ready and capable to engage in our various stimulating and highly effective therapeutic/academic programs, we would love to meet you, show you around our beautiful campus, and/or answer your questions!

The girls who come through our doors are not in need of a highly monitored facility with daily psychiatrist interactions (like a psychiatric hospital). These are students who are better suited for Acute Care where she has constant monitoring and access to lock up facilities.

Non acute students are not suited, nor will they thrive from being exposed to the medical intensity of Acute Care Treatment patients and their facilities.

The Greenbrier Girl Is Not:

  • At high risk to hurt herself or others
  • Considered a high runaway risk
  • Requiring lock up facilities
  • Highly addicted to substances or in need of rehab facilities
  • Requiring constant monitoring for self harm

We often accept student who have been in an acute care environment and are ready to move forward; building their relational and academic skill sets being the next priority.

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