We believe that a healthy family system is crucial to long-term success. Our full-time Parent Coach works with our students' families to hone skills such as communication and de-escalation techniques. We also address educational topics such as family dynamics and parenting styles.
Data Privacy & Security Bill of Rights
Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers
Recognizing the destructive nature of substance abuse, Mountain Lake Academy partners with St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers to offer an independent outpatient clinic on campus dedicated to substance use and abuse treatment.
The site enables participation by the staff of both programs to ensure maximum coordination of services, including:
Individualized treatment plans
Social skills building
Special needs groups (anger and recovery management)
Quarterly Weekend Family Retreats on the St. Joseph's Saranac Lake Campus
Group counseling in five phases of treatment
Medical & Clinical Services
Our medical department, overseen by a Registered Nurse, provides assessment and reassessment of our students' physical, nutritional, and oral health care needs through direct or referred health care services.
Psychiatric services are provided by a consulting psychiatrist, who will assess each student within a week of admission. This initial assessment is followed by ongoing treatment, including medication management and evaluation, throughout each student's stay.
The student and family are actively engaged in any consideration of the use, change, or discontinuation of medication. The psychiatrist also participates in weekly consultations with the student's treatment team.