At Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy, we believe it is important for our students not only to complete tasks and assignments but have a complete working knowledge of the lessons and skills being presented to them.
When individuals are placed in a new situation, they will typically rise to the challenges they face. At Rites of Passage NW, we use the wilderness as a clinical tool. Our rites of passage model ensures our students have a complete understanding of the skills and lessons being taught.
At Rites of Passage, we offer a host of therapeutic options for youth aged 10-17 and young adults aged 18-30 suffering from a wide range of emotional and psychological challenges.
While every child’s therapy will be slightly different, we believe in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as helping a troubled teen examine their past, so that they can make better choices in the future.
Imagine the type of stress that an adult goes through, and magnify that. Children and adolescents do not have strong coping mechanisms when it comes to dealing with stress. Here at Rites of Passage, we like to put more tools in their toolbox, so to speak.
It is not known what specifically causes behavioral problems in teenagers. While some experts say it’s nature, others say nurture.
Sometimes a child or teenager needs something more to help them get through the rough spots.
Camps for Troubled Young Adults in Washington
In our camps, we offer many different types of therapies that a child or adolescent may have never experienced. Therapies such as rites of passage therapy, wilderness therapy, hiking therapy, and equine therapy helps bring troubled teens closer to nature, and give them a respect and appreciation for life.
We have found wilderness therapy to be effective because it is unique. Here, teens will learn how to become gainfully employed, interact well with others, and be a team player in work and social situations.
When a teen experiences problem, it affects the family as a whole. Often, an addict and alcoholic thinks the only person they are affecting is themselves, but this is never true. It can be heartbreaking for a parent to watch their child struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, or other serious problems.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for substance juvenile delinquents in Washington that helps teens live a life free of alcohol and drugs, getting them on the road to recovery.
It is never easy for a parent to watch their son or daughter go through challenges. When that particular challenge is drug and alcohol abuse, it can be extremely heartbreaking for the parent. Parents and other family members may feel helpless, and may not know where to turn for help.br />
For teens, anxiety can be extremely crippling, and lead to a life of avoidance or worse problems. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we teach teens how to effectively cope with and manage their anxiety with wilderness therapy treatment for anxiety in Washington. Recovery from anxiety is possible, and we show teens how to live a normal life again.
Parents may feel helpless when their teen is battling depression, but here at Rites of Passage NW, we are here to help. We offer wilderness therapy for depression in Washington for our teens, to help them get through the rough spots and come out the other side.
Every teen goes through some type of struggle during their teenage years. When teens are suffering with an anger disorder or problem, however, adults, parents and other family members may not know where to turn to help the teen. Weekly therapy and visits to the family doctor are often a good start, but if symptoms are not arrested, more problems can emerge later on.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD in Washington, that can truly help teens rediscover life again.
It can be extremely heartbreaking when a parent has a teen who is struggling. When that teen is struggling with alcohol and drug abuse, it may be more than the parents can handle. They may experience a wide range of emotions, such as anger and helplessness, and may not know where to turn to get their teen help. Guidance counselors and weekly therapists may be a good start, but many teens need more of an intervention.