Our students will not only enjoy their time spent in our programs, they will gain a clear understanding of themselves; who they are and who they want to be. They will be completely prepared to face the many challenges they will face in life both physically and emotionally.
Throughout our wilderness treks and adventures, our students will understand they are responsible for all their choices and actions.
Any individual that is able to leave the area that may contain the negative influences contributing to their poor behaviors will be taking a step in the direction of recovery.
In the company of other young adults in similar situations and a team of qualified therapists, doctors and guides, the wilderness is an ideal setting for these young people to reflect on their past, consider the present and look forward to their futures.
Every child is different, and their program will be tailored specifically to their needs, but here at Rites of Passage NW, we believe in therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, immersion therapy, accountability and responsibility, group therapy, and one-on-one therapies.
With therapies such as one-on-one therapy, group therapy and interaction with peers, and cognitive behavioral therapy, we can address the problems that teens are facing, and give them a vision of what the future looks like, if they stay on the path they are on, or choose a different path.
Our wilderness camps are slightly different than conventional therapy. While we do emphasize accountability and responsibility, and take part in group and one-on-one therapies, we also introduce incredible experiences such as rites of passage therapy and equine therapy.
We teach teenagers how to work well with others, and about accountability and responsibility.
Just imagine, as an adult, the amount of stress that a person goes through daily. While different, teenagers go through the same amount of stress, but do not have the coping mechanisms yet to help themselves.
We offer wilderness therapy for troubled youth, teens and young adults in the NW so that teens in trouble can get their life back on track.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for substance juvenile delinquents in the NW, that not only helps teens recover, but helps them stay off of alcohol and drugs long after discharge from our program.
It is never an easy thing for a parent to watch their child go through serious life events. When a teen is struggling with alcohol or drugs, parents may not know what to do, and may even feel embarrassed or helpless. Weekly therapy and school guidance counselors are a great start, and do work for some teens. Some teens need a deeper intervention, such as a long-term program.
Anxiety is invisible, yet can be crippling to the people that suffer from it. For teens with inadequate coping mechanisms and life skills, anxiety may lead them to a life of avoidance, not living life to the fullest. Teens that suffer from panic attacks or other symptoms of anxiety may feel embarrassed or ashamed, afraid to speak to professionals or even their families.
Depression can be a very serious problem in young adults and teenagers, and if left untreated, can often lead to worse problems, such as drug and alcohol abuse, or even suicide attempts. Parents that have teens in the throes of depression may not completely understand mental health issues, and may not know where to turn.
It can be very tough for parents to deal with teenagers that exhibit anger problems. Ignoring the problem rarely works, and dragging teens to the family doctor or to weekly therapy may be a good fit for some, but not for all teens. Parents may feel embarrassed and helpless, and may not know where to turn.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD in the NW, so that teens can recover without the use of medicine and become productive, happy members of society.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for substance conduct disorder treatment in the NW, to get teens back on track, and back to living a healthy, normal life.