At Skyland Trail, our psychiatrists, therapists and counselors who lead the Cognition and First Episode community have the specialized skills needed to connect with young adults and get them talking. They help clients understand and reduce symptoms, express their thoughts and feelings in healthy ways, practice independent living skills (including medication adherence) and find effective ways to interact with peers and build relationships.
Through individual and group therapy sessions, clients work to take responsibility for their problems, learn new coping skills and develop greater confidence in moving toward adulthood. Many therapeutic goals are focused on family roles.
Our unique campus-like environment is ideal for young adults and college-age teens. They learn about their mental illness in classroom-like settings and then participate in a weekly schedule of clinically structured activities. Activities include art, music and horticultural therapy; exercise and team sports; nutrition, cooking and wellness education; and vocational services to take steps to return to school or enter the workforce.