Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

How many girls are currently enrolled in the program?

Reflections has capacity for up to 24 students.  Our program remains intentionally small and non-institutional in nature.  We accept students who not only need our services, but whose needs are a fit with our current mix of students already enrolled.

 

When was Reflections Academy established?

Reflections Academy opened in 2016 with a team of well-experienced therapists who came together to create a modern approach to residential treatment.  Our team has decades of experience in therapeutic programming.

 

Can we talk to parents to hear testimonials of how this program helped their child?

Parent references and testimonials are always available.  Please be sure to let us know of your interest in speaking with families of students currently in our program, as well as those who have completed our program.  We are also happy to provide references from those we network with professionally.

 

How much parental involvement is expected? Will parents participate in therapy session or workshops?  Are parents expected to attend in person?

Parental involvement is an important part of Reflection Academy’s overall therapeutic approach.  Parents have weekly family-therapy sessions with one of our licensed therapists via phone, Skype, or other video conferencing, and our parent liaisons maintain a flow of ongoing information between our program and our families.

Reflections Academy therapists hosts parent-training workshops three times a year.  Parent weekend workshops allow families to work with our therapists and their child in person, in a workshop setting.  Parents should plan to attend if possible.

 

What is the weather like in December/January?  What is it like driving from the airport?  Are we likely to be stuck in a snowstorm?

Reflections Academy is in an area known as the “banana belt” for the State of Montana. According to Sperling’s Best Places Website, Thompson Falls, Montana, gets 28 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 24 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year.

The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 120.

On average, there are 158 sunny days per year in Thompson Falls, Montana. The July high is around 88 degrees. The January low is 25. Sperling's comfort index for Thompson Falls is a 69 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate.
 
The US average for the comfort index is 54. Sperling’s index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
(http://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/montana/thompson_falls)
 
Be sure to check for weather as you plan for your trip to our location, and ask always, think safety first.  Our nearest airports include Missoula, MT, and Spokane, WA.