Outdoor Adventure / Clinical Adventure Wilderness Programs
Outdoor Adventure / Clinical Adventure Programs are available for children, adolescents, teens, young adults and older adults.
When your daughter or son is struggling with behavioral, emotional, or mental health issues like anxiety, defiance, or depression and it has started to impact their day to day lives, and is also affecting your day to day life, now is the time to examine possible options for treatment.
Wilderness therapy programs, which are inpatient mental health treatment programs, can help a child, teen or young adult explore what is troubling them, why they are acting out, and how they can better relate to their family and friends.
These programs focus on communication, family reconnection, goal-setting, personal growth, maturity,productive life skills, self-awareness, sobriety, and trust. These wilderness programs take students and young adults out of unhealthy routines and place them in awe-inspiring settings where they can gain a new perspective on life. Removing teens and young adults from their bad habits, distractions, hectic lives, influences, unhealthy peers, and technology, is one of the many reasons why outdoor clinical wilderness therapy programs work.
Wilderness therapy programs differ in the options they provide and we are familiar with many across the United States. We have spent years evaluating and visiting many different types of wilderness programs so as to have the best selections for our clients. There are an array of environments and therapeutic techniques offered including, however, not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, equine therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
Outdoor wilderness therapy programs accept students and young adults on a case by case basis. The selection usually depends upon the clinical needs of the client and the behaviors exhibited. Some programs may accept children, teens and young adults dealing with more clinically complex issues while others chose to focus on students and young adults with more easily managed challenges and difficulties.
Most all outdoor wilderness therapy programs provide therapeutic programming for teens and young adults struggling with difficulties including:
Neurodevelopment Disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Nonverbal Learning Disorder, or (ADD/ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. There are programs that have specifically trained therapists in this ares and create groups of like-minded students so that acceptance of one another is never an issue)
Anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social anxiety)
Defiance (Disruptive behavior at home and in school. May also include (ODD) Oppositional Defiance Disorder)
School refusal( Expelled, suspended, truant)
Substance experimentation or use (depending on the alcohol, drug usage and to what extent, there are specialized outdoor wilderness programs and therapists for this specific need)