Health and Well-Being

On-Premise Services

Our holistic view of life means that we are all working together for your child. Through direct education and counseling of students, as well as coordination with teachers, the residential staff, and Brehm’s kitchen staff, the medical and clinical support team promotes healthy lifestyle choices such as proper nutrition, diet, personal hygiene, and exercise. This ensures that each student is in the best possible physical and emotional health to benefit from the Brehm experience.

Medical Team

We have four full-time nurses on staff. Our highly experienced, dedicated, and qualified nursing administrators, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, counselors and clinical psychologists continuously assess the medical, psychiatric and psychological needs of our students. Nurses manage student medications, coordinate appointments, keep parents updated, and are present on campus from 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on school days. They are on-call after hours and on weekends.

Therapeutic/Clinical Services

The Clinical Team at Brehm identifies and addresses the complex social, behavioral, emotional, medical, and other specialized service needs of our diverse student body. From day-to-day case management to emotional support and crisis intervention, our highly skilled staff of licensed professionals in Psychology, Counseling, and Clinical Social Work aspires to support students’ overall growth and well being. This team also makes recommendations to physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists both at school and at home. Through the clinical team, students have the opportunity to participate in support groups such as the Formalized Social Skills Group, Transition Support Group, Adoption Group, Women’s Empowerment Group, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy Group.

Experienced Chef

Let’s eat! Brehm’s award-winning chef make nutritious meals appetizing while accommodating dietary needs. Students enjoy a varied menu and look forward to special meals for holidays and celebrations. The kitchen staff works to promote healthy lifestyle choices such as proper nutrition and diet.


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Learning Opportunities

Empowering the students to live full lives means teaching them life skills. Students are assigned dorm tasks that rotate weekly and include laundry, cleaning the kitchen, or other household duties. In addition, as they live and work with students and staff, they are given opportunities to work on:

  • Empowerment
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Interpersonal Growth
  • Social Skills Training
  • Individual Therapy
  • Intensive Social-Skills Groups
  • Transition Support
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (dbt)
  • Mindfulness
  • Female Empowerment Group