Applying to Our Program

Taking the first step towards seeking help can be tough, but our Admissions Team is available 7 days a week to make it easier. Whether for yourself or a loved one, we offer support and guidance about our program throughout the process. Our admissions can be completed quickly, sometimes within 24 hours for urgent needs.

Step 1

Connect with Admissions

Schedule a call with our Admissions Team to see if Momentum suits you or your young adult. Use the calendar below to book a chat and consider asking to speak with current students or alumni families for real-life perspectives.

Step 2

Fill Out An Application

After your discussion, fill out the application sent by our team. We review submissions around the clock and aim to respond within 24 hours, guiding you on what comes next and how to prepare for campus life.

Step 3

Join Us On Campus

Consider visiting our campus to get a true feel for Momentum. Request a tour through our team, which can include connecting with current students or alumni families, offering a deeper insight into our community.

Our Individualized Approach to Young Adult Therapy

Therapy at Momentum focuses on understanding you and what your unique needs are as a person. You’ll engage in twice-weekly individualized therapy, plus group therapy that supports you to define and create goals.

Momentum’s therapeutic approach centers on building healthy relationships with self, others, learning, and technology. Our relational-based model is informed through attachment theory, a strengths-based perspective, trauma-informed skill building, developing resilience, and community support.

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    of our students report improved relationship skills
  • 0%
    of our students report that they are better at communicating feelings.
  • 0%
    of our students report being less depressed

Your strengths will be recognized, appreciated, and celebrated at Momentum. You’ll develop new relational and coping skills and work towards your individual goals.

We work to support you on a journey of growth and healing. Momentum can be a transformative experience, offering adventure, friendships, skill building, planning, self-advocacy, and family reconnection.

How Therapy Is Different at Momentum

Therapy at Momentum looks different from outpatient therapy in a couple of ways.

You may do a session while fishing, on a mountain bike, in a canoe, or while watching the sunset over our lake!

Your therapy doesn’t just stay in your session. You’ll have immediate support from our team of mentors to take a new skill from a session and apply it to your day-to-day life at Momentum.

You will be in a community of peers who are also engaging in their own therapeutic work and dedicated to improving their lives.

Empowering Growth: Challenge-By-Choice

You choose the opportunities that help you grow.

Hiking

You can enjoy hiking on our 800-acre property as well as in Dupont State Forest, adjacent to our campus and host to 86 miles of trails and several waterfalls. Longer expedition hikes take place on permitted trails throughout Pisgah National Forest.

Fishing

Our trout-stocked lake allows you to learn and practice fishing through most of the year.

Equine Rehabilitation

At Momentum, you can work with our Equine Specialist to practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills in equine rehabilitation sessions.

Canoeing

Develop skills on Lake Luellen, our on-campus lake, to get ready for optional extended canoe trips on lakes like South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee!

Outdoor Skills

Skills like fire-making teach you resourcefulness, perseverance, and independence.

Backpacking

Momentum’s extensive course areas in the Pisgah National Forest provide over 500,000 acres to explore! Plan optional 2 day backpacking adventures with our community.

Mountain Biking

You’ll get to learn mountain bike fundamentals and explore nearby trails in Dupont State Forest, a nationally known biking destination.

Rock Climbing

Local business partner Brevard Rock Gym encourages you to challenge yourself and gain confidence indoors while our adventure coordinator will lead you on stunning outdoor climbing trips!

Life Skills

Momentum supports developing skills around the basics of adulthood.

Maintaining a Schedule

Keeping Up with Laundry & Routine Hygiene

Sharing a Living Space

Learning Kitchen Skills

Creating a Healthy & Balanced Relationship with Food

Making Healthy & Nutritious Meals

Family Involvement

Momentum Parents learn the necessary skills to support their young adult.

As a parent of a young adult at Momentum, you have the opportunity to engage on a parallel track. You will learn skills that mirror the skills your young adult is learning. The focus during your work is identifying areas of growth, strength, and opportunity as a parent. You will engage in a weekly therapeutic coaching session and then have the option to attend a weekly parent support group via Zoom. In addition, you will participate in one parent workshop session to practice and apply skills alongside other parents of young adults.

Dyadic Developmental Parenting Strategies

Creating and maintaining healthy and attainable boundaries

Rupture and Repair
(conflict management)

Supporting independence
of your young adult

529 PLANS Did you know families have the option to use these plans for tuition?