Solstice East

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls located in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Specializing in trauma, loss and attachment issues, the foundation of Solstice East lies in relationship-based treatment—emphasizing high levels of family intervention, emotional safety, healthy boundaries, and a phase program based on the archetypal hero’s journey.

Because many trauma survivors also suffer from comorbid anxiety, mood disorders, low self-esteem, addictions and other unhealthy coping mechanisms, Solstice East provides state-of-the art treatment for all of these issues.

Each week our students receive individual/family therapy and a minimum of six hours of group therapy and experiential interventions.  Solstice East emphasizes physical fitness and nutrition—including daily workouts as well as healthy foods and nutrition classes.

Recognized by the state of North Carolina as a certified non-public school, our academic classes are taught in a conventional classroom setting by certified secondary education and special education teachers.

Implementing all of the aforementioned services in an owner-operated setting, Solstice East facilitates each student’s journey away from being a victim of her traumatic experiences towards becoming the hero of her own life story.


I came to Solstice East struggling with relationships because of trust issues. Solstice East helped me let my guard down and trust people.

Allison, 16 Solstice East
AllisonAge 16


Phone: (828) 484 – 9928



City: Weaverville, North Carolina

Closest Airport: Asheville Regional Airport


Average Duration:  9 -12 months.

Who we Help: Girls between the ages of 14-18.

Student Profile:

  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Adoption & Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Low Self-esteem

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A Residential Treatment Center for Girls 14-17
  • Carla Shorts, MS
    Carla Shorts, MS
    Executive Director , Solstice East

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