Our empowerment based wilderness therapy program is a unique wilderness experience based around family model therapy using the cognitive behavioral treatment model. Our approach integrates the therapeutic factors of wilderness experience with a nurturing and intense therapeutic process, which helps our student’s access feelings and emotions suppressed by anger, drugs, alcohol and depression. This addresses the whole individual and helps students achieve significant, sustainable results within a relatively short timeframe. Without the support of our families this program would not be possible. We work with families on a weekly basis. Family members are encouraged to fly out and participate in the family component of our wilderness therapy program and, on completion, to see their child graduate.