Specializing in counseling and coaching for students and their families who are transitioning
to a traditional boarding school or college environment.
Sustained success is dependent on the process of a continuous, supportive transition.
Our philosophy is grounded in the belief that with specialized supports, students can successfully transition the progress they have earned in treatment to more a traditional school environment. Healthy coping strategies for stressors and relapse risks, enhanced assertiveness and self-advocacy in communication styles, and the develoment of an even greater ability to tap into empathy and think before acting can all be supported in the more autonomous environment of the traditional school. Leaving the more immediate, protective and insulated treatment environment, and stepping down into the "real world" challenges of boarding school can be incredibly taxing on the student, family, other invested caregivers, and the receiving community. Onward understands these dynamics and offers a unique approach and specialization which greatly strengthen the opportunities for success for all.