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Clearview Horizon, Inc.

Therapeutic Boarding School

Clearview Horizon, Inc. Program Information

Gender: Girls Only
Ages: 14 to 20
Grades: 9 to Sophomore College
Estimated Enrollment: 18
Length of Stay:
Program was founded in: 1996
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Clearview Horizon, Inc. Contact Information

785 Kaniksu Shores Circle
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-5894
Fax: (406) 847-4242
School Contact: Mary L. Thielbahr, Educational Psychologist M.F.T.
Alternative Contact: Tami Gebhardt
Therapy Provided?: Yes

Program Description:

Clearview Horizon is a rustic finishing school designed to encourage girls in academic fitness, emotional fitness, and physical fitness. Nestled in a peaceful clearing in the woods inside an elegantly and warmly decorated log lodge, girls are taught how to become well balanced human beings. Clearview is a Christian based program where the girls go to a community church, youth group, AA/NA and 12-Step programs.

Typically, the Clearview Horizon student is a teen who is struggling with her self-esteem, motivation, purpose, the influence of a negative peer environment, an eating disorder, sexual abuse, attention deficit disorder, illegal drugs, or some other destructive behavior pattern. Consequently, the program is highly structured and responsibilities are taken very seriously.

Set in the beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest, this transitional residential experience is designed for girls between the ages of 13 and 18.

Clearview also has a special Mentoring program for young women between the ages of 18 and 20 who live in another setting.

We are unlike the traditional “wilderness” or “ranch” programs. The Clearview program has been created as a practical skills learning opportunity for those girls who are not ready to rejoin their families. We provide a non-threatening, structured, yet nurturing environment for the girls who need to develop interpersonal skills.

The Clearview Experience is a controlled, therapeutic home style environment which emphasizes Academic, Physical and Emotional Fitness. The objective is to enforce and build self-discipline and self respect, while developing a positive and solid self-image. Consequently, the program is highly structured and responsibilities are taken very seriously.

Clearview is a Christian based program. The girls attend Sunday services and youth group if interested, and grace is said at dinner.

Clearview also offers 12-Step meetings and AA meetings for the girls who need extra support in dealing with their addictions.

The Clearview student learns to complete tasks and the importance of the Work Ethic. Students will attend school, receive tutoring when necessary, and participate in after school activities. Each student will receive individual and group psychotherapy.

Students participate in weekly individual therapy. Such individual therapy may occur in one sitting or occur over multiple short sessions during the week. Group therapy is highly effective with adolescents and occurs weekly. Family therapy occurs during family visits.

Our Horse Specialist and her staff provide equine training which uses horses to help the girls learn and build...

-self esteem
-work ethic

Family visits are encouraged every four months. There are no visits which are simply a reward for appropriate behavior. Each visit has a set of behavioral goals which the student works on during her home visit. Student returns to Clearview and shares her home experience with her therapist.

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