Therapeutic Approach

Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy is unique in that we offer a multi-layered therapeutic approach.

Ranch Beach

Our wilderness therapy program specifically targets troubled teens and young adults. Individualized treatment plans are developed on a case-by-case basis that make them specific to each student. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is our main therapy model and basis for our treatment plans. In conjunction with CBT we utilize the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which complements this model.

Ranch Wilderness Therapy

CBT therapy, when conducted in the wilderness setting, has been proven to bring about results even faster than the same therapy when conducted in a traditional clinical setting. This is the miracle of wilderness therapy, and why our program is so effective.

Ranch Alpacas

With our small enrollment and specialized programming, we offer each student and family a chance to experience growth at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy on a personal level. Due to the nature of our individualized wilderness setting, individual and group therapy sessions are varied. We run individual, group and family therapy programs concurrently throughout the entire duration of each student’s stay. This allows for maximum change within the individual, group (peers) and family dynamic.

Wilderness Therapy eBook

Our Therapies

Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy provides expedition-based wilderness therapy programs for troubled adults, youth, teens and children who are struggling with a wide array of disorders and behavioral concerns. These wilderness therapy and long term care programs are designed to treat children, young adults and adults over 30 with issues such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder - ODD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders, substance abuse, drug abuse, obesity health and wellness, etc. Rites of Passage offers camps for troubled youth, programs for troubled young adults, long term drug treatment programs, long term drug addiction programs, long term alcohol rehab treatment center, summer weight loss camp for teens, weight loss camp for teens, weight loss programs for kids, wilderness therapy, wilderness therapy programs, and more. We are proud to have helped people from all over the United States and internationally including California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Europe and Canada.