Therapy Program

Rising Peak Academy seeks to build healthy peer-to-peer relationships rooted in 12-step recovery values and principles. Learning and implementing healthy relationship skills allows our students to launch and succeed in maintaining a manageable life. Therapists come for an Attachment-based perspective, believing this method will shape treatment planning and overall development.

Individual therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational lectures and groups, community meetings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness skill-development, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EDMR, Psychodynamics, Family Therapy and Sculpting, Equine Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, Ropes Course, and other Experiential Therapies are the primary methods we use for change. We also provide access to local Psychologists, Psychiatrists and advanced testing facilities if necessary.

Substance Abuse

The young men that attend Rising Peak Academy have suffered from some level of substance abuse in their past. Our program sets a priority on addressing addiction and substance abuse directly with any additional co-occurring disorders that accompany the use history. We focus on sobriety, relapse prevention, anxiety, depression, and coping skills that create a recovery and therapeutic treatment plan specific to each individual.


Many of our residents have a history of trauma including abuse, violence, loss, grief, reactive attachment disorder, divorce, and identity issues that each resident struggle with throughout their young life. Our therapists are fully informed on working with each history and diagnosis implementing multiple approaches including relationship based therapy, CBT, Equine and EMDR therapy.

Mental Health

Rising Peak Academy is able to address and treat many co-occurring disorders including addiction and mental-health diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and attachment disorders. Rising Peak Academy does not provide the appropriate level of care for anyone suffering from symptoms of psychosis or schizophrenia. We would be happy to make recommendations for alternative programs that specialize in these specific symptoms.