Serving families and adolescents with counseling, mission trip experiences and boarding school programs designed to help individuals succeed, families thrive and communities prosper.

In-Home or In-Office Counseling

Our In-Home or In-Office Family or Individual Counseling program brings therapy and counseling to you and or your family in the privacy of your own home or in one of our offices. We offer a variety of options to meet you and or your family’s specific needs.

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Christian Boarding School

Caribbean Mountain Academy, our therapeutic boarding school in the Dominican Republic, offers a unique and effective teen counseling program for students to work through struggles they have been facing.

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Missions

Crosswinds offers short-term mission trips to our Dominican Republic location, Caribbean Mountain Academy. Youth, college students, and adults will be able to create lasting change in both the lives of our students and in the communities surrounding our campus.

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Lasting change in the Dominican Republic

Upcoming Seminars and Classes

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December 06, 2017

Life coaching – How to Create Your Own Personal Vision Plan

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804 - Door #2). Cost is $10 per person – meal included.  Space is limited so make your reservations today! Presented by Chad Eckert, M.A. – Certified Life Coach
  • Participants will be introduced to the coaching model, explore their future vision and define a personal life mission and purpose.
  • Coaching can clarify your true identify, rediscover where you came from, why you are here, what you’re capable of and where you are going.
  • Want to understand and remember who you truly are and what your purpose is?
  • Participants will gain a better concept of the coaching model and work on a personal vision plan.
Quotes from people who have attended one of our Vision Planning Seminars:
  • "Made me stop and think about what I want out of life."
  • "This seminar helped me feel more focused with life in general and I earned approaches to use in  both my family and work setting."
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
January 17, 2018

Enhance Intimacy in Your Marriage

Enhance Intimacy in Your Marriage Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!
  • Presented by by Alicia DiGiulio M.A. – Therapist
  • We will address physical and emotional intimacy.
  • How to connect and understand your spouse.
  • How to enhance your relationship through better understanding and connection.
$10/person   |   6 -730 pm Register

Counseling where you are

Online Counseling

We work with individuals or families seeking help for a troubled teenager, a suffering marriage, communication problems, trauma, grief, adoption issues, or emotional and mental health issues. Our services are online-based, which means one of our therapists will connect with you and your family virtually.

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Troubled Teen Bootcamp | Crosswinds

Therapeutic Christian Boarding School For Troubled Teenagers

At Risk Youth Programs and Family Counseling Services

What is Crosswinds?

Crosswinds is a faith-based organization, rooted in strong Christian values, that was created to bring hope to families, individuals and troubled youth that are in crises. Our goal is to find the solutions needed to reclaim, restore and rebuild families.

What does Crosswinds do?

In-Home, In-Office and Online Family and Individual Counseling

We provide in-home counseling, in-office, online counseling and personalized care to everyday families struggling with issues ranging from grief, to marital issues, to a rebellious teen with oppositional defiant disorder, and much more.  We work with families and individuals in the privacy of their own home, eliminating the embarrassment or hassle of driving to a counseling center and giving our therapists a first-hand look at in-home dynamics. Or you can choose to do online sessions or in office sessions.

Therapeutic Christian Boarding School

For families with teens facing more serious issues, we offer a teen residential counseling program at our therapeutic Christian Boarding School in the Dominican Republic called Caribbean Mountain Academy. At Caribbean Mountain Academy, teens take part in intensive therapy, community service projects alongside visiting mission teams, and eye-opening activities that help them grow, heal, and regain perspective on what is important. Our location in the Dominican Republic gives them a unique opportunity to get away from the distractions of life back home and experience a new culture. But it is not just the teen who is given the opportunity to grow and heal. We believe that for lasting change to occur, the entire family must be involved in the healing process. While a troubled teen is at Caribbean Mountain Academy, their family will also be undergoing intensive therapy in the privacy of their home.

Mission Trips

At our Caribbean Mountain Academy, we have Mission Teams from churches, families, businesses and college students come work together to create lasting change in both the lives of our students and in the communities surrounding our campus located in the Dominican Republic. Crosswinds’ Missions and Outreach Program was created as an extension of our residential counseling program for troubled teens. Our location also provides the opportunity for us to partner with short-term teams like you, working together to create lasting change in both the lives of our students and in the communities surrounding our campus.

Why Choose Crosswinds?

We are committed to helping families in crisis experience healing and lasting change. Our faith-based programs do not offer a “quick fix,” or a” teen boot camp approach”, but rather a long-term solution to the problems families are facing. Our commitment to faith is something that goes beyond our founders and by-laws. It truly is at the core of why we do what we do. Our Christian faith shapes and upholds our commitment to operate with integrity, providing excellent and personalized care to the families and teens we serve. At Crosswinds, we recognize that each family is different and therefore no two treatment plans will look the same. Unlike many other programs, we believe that for long-term change to occur, every member of a teen or family’s circle of care must be involved in the healing process. Our approach focuses on helping whole family learn how to work together to be best family they can be.

From Our Clients…

“Truly a life-changing experience. I went from looking at my past as a kid who got expelled from military school for drug use, to a man who has now graduated high school a year early, is making remarkable accomplishments, and has discovered God, family, and life. Simply said, thank you Crosswinds.” – Caribbean Mountain Academy graduate. Read more Testimonials.

“The commute to and from the counseling agency had become awkward and difficult.  It is nice that we no longer have to worry about that car ride since you are in our home.” – In-Home Family Counseling client. Read more Testimonials.

How Crosswinds Began

Crosswinds was founded in 2012 when an organization called Lifeline Youth & Family Services decided to expand its successful programming for children and families in the court system to include programming for everyday families in crisis. For years, Lifeline had been receiving calls from families in desperate need of help to get their family or troubled child back on track. Lifeline began by launching an In-Home Family Counseling program to provide struggling families with therapy in the privacy of their own home. Shortly thereafter, the assets of another non-profit that was closing were donated to Lifeline, allowing them to add a residential option for teens struggling with more serious issues. With this added component, Lifeline was able to oversee the birth of Crosswinds—an entirely new organization, dedicated to helping and restoring youth and families in crisis.