When a troubled teen is in the throes of depression, substance abuse, anxiety, or is experiencing anger problems, parents may have a tough time knowing where to turn. Parents may feel helpless, or even embarrassed, going to their son or daughter’s school, or taking their children to weekly therapy. Also, not every type of therapy is a fit for every child. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we have developed unique and unconventional therapies to help troubled adolescents get through the toughest of times. A prime example is our wilderness adventure therapy in the NW, which gives troubled teens an experience that will last a lifetime.
Some of the therapies a teenager participates in while attending wilderness therapy include equine therapy, hiking and wilderness survival therapy, and rites of passage therapy. While rediscovering nature, the teen will practice self-reflection and engage in journal writing. We teach our students accountability and responsibility, and how to be a team player. Teens will learn how to search for jobs and become gainfully employed, and will also learn how to interact better with their peers and with adults.
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. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we like to help teens by giving them more tools in their toolbox, so to speak.
For more information about wilderness adventure therapy in the NW or to learn more about what Rites of Passage NW has to offer, call (800)794-0980. An experienced and kind staff member is ready to help and answer any questions that a client may have.