About Us

We remain open and are continuing to accept new admissions.

SUWS of the Carolinas remains committed to providing clinically superior services within a safe and supportive environment while taking all appropriate precautions to protect the well-being of our students and staff.


For admissions information, or to learn more about the heightened preventive measures we have put in place, please click the link at the top of this page or call us at (828) 489-3198.

Learn more about SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort, NC

Located right outside Asheville in Old Fort, North Carolina, SUWS of the Carolinas is a dynamic, multi-faceted treatment program that offers therapeutic assistance to adolescents between the ages of 10-17.

Our distinct programs (Phoenix, Seasons, and SUWS Core) offer a wide range of treatment options for adolescents struggling with issues such as mental illness, substance abuse, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders and more. Each program is chock full of Master’s level and Licensed therapists who remain steadily dedicated to helping provide the highest level of care for your child.

Each one of our comprehensive and unique programs has a number of different highlights and benefits, including the following:

  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Flexible lengths of stay
  • Rolling admissions
  • Intensive individual and group therapy
  • Optional psychological and educational testing
  • Weekly therapist-parent sessions via phone
  • Weekly treatment planning sessions with staff
  • Weekly referral source conferences
  • Family program
  • Comprehensive parenting website with additional utilities
  • Low student to staff ratio

It is our goal at SUWS of the Carolinas to not only find the perfect fit for your child within one of our programs, but to also utilize the many highlights of these programs to help him or her prepare themselves for a bright, limitless future.

The wilderness therapy offered at SUWS was the dynamic solution needed to help my son with his behavioral issues. When my son left SUWS, he was completely changed for the better and also created new bonds and unforgettable memories! I can't recommend SUWS enough for anyone in a similar situation!

– Britney A.
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Cognia
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Forest Service Department of Agriculture
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • Safe Zone
  • Sky's The Limit Fund
  • The Jason Foundation

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