Clearview Horizon is a top therapeutic residential program and school for teen girls who have had negative influences or trauma in their life that is now threatening their future.  We help the girls make better choices and to develop stronger interpersonal and academic skills. We specialize in working with adopted girls and girls who have attachment disorders or a history of abuse or a major loss in their life.

Clearview helps girls overcome life-controlling issues like substance abuse and addiction, including process addiction like self-harm. Girls attend individual, group, and family therapy sessions with highly trained, licensed professional counselors. Clearview provides specialized help for girls dealing with abandonment issues.

Clearview’s licensed therapists assess each student to determine the nature and extent of her issues. Therapies include Equine Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Therapy such as EMDR and Lifespan Integration, Reality Therapy, and Trauma Therapy, plus Neurofeedback and Craniosacral therapy treatments.

Helping Girls Find a Better Path in Life

For 25 years, Clearview has helped young women solve difficult emotional issues such as: attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior behavior, and issues involved with adoption. We will help your daughter get past her emotional and trauma struggles, as we have done for so many others.

  • top academic instruction
  • faith-based guidance
  • professional counseling
  • skilled mentoring
  • animal-assisted therapy
  • supportive, nurturing atmosphere
  • individual and group therapy
  • teaching a better self-image
  • art, music and creative therapy
  • recovery from adoption issues
  • trauma recovery
  • focus on physical fitness
  • a better understanding of life

Clearview offers: academic instruction, professional counseling, animal-assisted therapy (dogs and miniature horses), individual and group therapy, a focus on creativity through art (music and writing), trauma recovery, and physical fitness.

Clearview is set in the beautiful mountains nearby the year-round resort town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Girls attend Clearview from every state. Enrollment is year-round and caring transport for your girl can be arranged if she is reluctant to get the kind of help Clearview provides.


With expert psychotherapists dealing in teen issues, Clearview’s multi-disciplinary team is dedicated to helping each girl start on a new and more productive path in life. The clinical staff on and off campus include psychiatric specialists, primary care physicians, a dentist, an orthodontist, and licensed psychotherapists as well as teachers, mentors and residential care staff.


Girls here receive an individual treatment plan aligned with their medical, emotional, psychological, educational and spiritual needs. The Clearview program is very personable and relational, but highly structured. Teachers are on site to ensure that all students continue their academic progress and Clearview is fully accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).

Clearview Horizon is a faith-based residential program. The girls attend church, Bible study and say grace at dinner. We offer compassionate care to students of all beliefs.

Clearview HorizonClearview provides innovative therapy techniques including individual, group and family therapy. We have a Chemical Dependency Counselor on staff to provide extra support in dealing with the unique issues associated with drug addictions. The goal is to uncover the psychological factors contributing to the student’s unhealthy behavioral choices. The student will then learn therapeutic tools that will assist her for the rest of her life to be a healthy woman.

In the beautiful environment, students find the strength to overcome their issues and bad motivations. Students will attend school, receive tutoring when necessary, and participate in after school activities. They provide vocational training for students over the age of 18.

Clearview HorizonKeeping Parents Informed

Families are encouraged to come and visit their daughter after an appropriate number of family therapy phone calls. When the visits occur there will be face to face family therapy with a psychotherapist. Each visit has a set of behavioral goals which the student works on during this time.

Family therapy occurs during family visits, weekend retreats, and on the phone.

Activities

Clearview emphasizes a healthy, nutritionally-balanced diet along with physical activities, restful sleep and fun times; all designed to teach a healthy lifestyle. Girls participate in many outdoor and recreational events during the year, as well as organized team sports. Girls also enjoy periodic camping and hiking outings in the beautiful and rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest. For spiritual support, girls are given encouragement and instruction by Christian staff and attend non-denominational church services. The students are required to attend church services, youth group, and bible study, but they are not forced to participate in these activities.

Clearview HorizonDuring the school year the girls may participate in a number of activities: aerobics, self-defense lessons, dance, river rafting, and rock climbing. Winter finds the girls snowboarding on Schweitzer Mountain and snowshoeing or sledding at the lodge.  Summer activities for the girls may include horseback riding, biking, hiking, river rafting, rock climbing, fishing, camping and playing sports.

Clearview Horizon Testimonials, Review, and Comments

“Our family just completed our daughters first home visit and words cannot express the growth we see in her. During her time at Clearview we have seen her face many challenges and even more growth. We have seen her grow in maturity, self control, ability to follow directions, make healthier choices, effectively manage her emotions, and communicate skillfully. We have seen her grow spiritually as she has committed her life to Christ. For the first time in many years our family was healthy and truly enjoyed our time together. Although all of these areas of growth have been a gift and perhaps the most evident change was for the first time she did not create drama to get attention. She actually was one of many in our large extended family and one of five in our immediate family. This allowed us all to experience so much joy during the holidays.

The professionals at Clearview have guided my husband and I in doing our own emotional work. This has strengthened us as individuals, parents and in our marriage. We truly see the growth in our daughter from working her Clearview program and deeply appreciate how the staff have invested in her life and our family.

Although she still has more to work on, my husband and I are delighted at the progress we are seeing. We are hopeful for her future and for the future of our family. What a gift that when I was on my knees praying for a way to help my daughter we were led to Clearview. Our test is becoming our testimony. May God bless each of you as you inspire and teach the girls to live out their God given potential.” — DSM

“I have been very pleased with the way my daughter has responded to the mental therapy, home environment, socialization process, and overall concern and attention given to her by Mary Thielbahr of the Clearview program. My daughter began the program as a withdrawn, sullen fourteen-year-old, using deception and cunning to manipulate and control her environment. She is now blossoming, exhibiting a burgeoning positive attitude, is more open with her feelings, and has learned that all actions do indeed have consequences for which we all must take responsibility. She is now earning back the respect of her family. Her main focus no longer being simply on herself, but rather on how to work together as a whole to get a job worth doing done well.

I can’t express how much I appreciate my daughter’s new, open, up-front positive attitude and seeing how her priorities have changed so entirely. Her grades are back up to the level they were prior to her involvement with drugs, alcohol, and abusing ‘friends.’ Her confidence is gradually coming back, and her sense of self-esteem increases daily. She is also much more responsible regarding the saving and spending of money. I attribute all of this to the time she has spent in the Clearview program. I appreciate Mary Thielbahr’s weekly telephone calls to communicate with me and to update me on the progress my daughter has made scholastically, socially, with regard to her extracurricular sports activities, and within the Sandpoint community at large, and to let me know of the direction she plans on taking my daughter in the weeks ahead. My other daughter and I have visited the program and have all participated in family therapy with Mary, which always is a valuable tool in the overall health and personal understanding within the family unit.

Overall, I cannot give a higher “thumbs up” to the Clearview program, set in the beautiful northern Idaho community of Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille, and to its director, Mary Thielbahr and the effect she and her program have had upon my daughter, and therefore, upon the healing of our whole family.” — Parents, Seattle, Washington

“I enrolled Karla in a wilderness program pending the successful completion of that program I would make the “next step” decision for Karla. During the time Karla was in the wilderness program I did the research for her next placement. I consulted with a well respected educational counselor in Seattle. I asked for recommendations from the local mental health agencies. In each case Clearview residential treatment program was the recommendation.

Mary Thielbahr provided professional credentials and experience. Clearview is a residential facility that is located in a serene, peaceful setting. It offers a controlled, structured environment providing one-on-one as well as group therapy and family counseling. Mary advised that Karla undergo both physical and mental testing/screening. We were looking for possible chemical imbalances as well as possible psychological problems. Karla had such large self-esteem issues and we were looking for ways to explain the motivation behind her self-destructive and hostile acts.

With Mary’s advice and guidance much has been revealed. A year ago I would not have believed we could come so far. The expense has been well worth it. The combination of an accurate mental diagnosis, controlled medication, therapy, and a nurturing environment has improved Karla’s chance for normalcy. She is well on her way to learning to deal with and face her problems giving her a new sense of self-confidence and an ability to move forward past the past.” –Doug

Learn more on their website: https://www.clearviewhorizon.com Or call this number: (406) 847-5850

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