Here’s What Our Parents are Saying

mom and daughter discussing Lava Heights Academy testimonials At Lava Heights Academy, our goal is to do our best to help youth recover, heal, and to see families reunited.
To this end, we sincerely do our best to care for your teen while they are entrusted into our care – and help you reconnect with your child as new skills are mastered.
We truly appreciate the feedback, stories, and comments we receive from our parents and students throughout the years.

“The arts program was so effective in getting through to our daughter who couldn’t connect with her therapists at school or home. She had such a wonderful experience and we’re able to communicate much better as a family.”

“Choosing Lava Heights Academy was the best decision we could have made for our family. After therapy failed we tried wilderness, and then a public program. Lava Heights has a beautifully thought out program and environment where our daughter has excelled.”

“We thought we had passed the point that we could reach our daughter. She was within months of turning eighteen and her future was bleak at best with friends pulling her into a world of self-destruction. Lava was a Godsend for our family, and for our daughter. Not only did she overcome the substances she was abusing, she got back on track academically. I only wish her friends were so lucky.”

“We loved how family focused the program and therapy was at Lava. We could see that the problems our daughter was facing was affecting the whole family and while she was there we also worked on our issues at home. The family therapy was essential, I don’t think we would be so close as a family without the wonderful help you gave us. Thank you.”

“Lava heights worked wonders for our daughter. We were encouraged by our family therapist to find a residential program that provided therapy through the arts as a means of communicating her thoughts better in therapy. She really came out of her shell and even performed in the Christmas program in front of all of the parents and students! It was an amazing transformation.”