Finding the right therapy for bipolar can seem impossible at times. That’s where Rites of Passage can help. We provide wilderness therapy for bipolar treatment for pre-teens, teens, and young adults to 25 and up. We know how stressful it can be coping with a bipolar diagnosis. That’s why each compassionate member of the team here works to deliver therapy options to help teens and young adults combat daily life with mental health. As one of the top wilderness therapy options in the Northwest, see below how we can help your teen or young adult learn to handle whatever is thrown their way.
In the first phase, a complete evaluation is conducted of your loved one. This includes a complete physical to determine if there’s anything that would limit their inclusion in the activities, an evaluation by the therapist, and orientation into the program itself. This helps the participant become acclimated to the program, what to expect, and starting to find the proper treatment options personally. Since the program is personalized to the particular patient, we work to develop a unique approach to each situation.
This phase is focused on self-reflection. This allows the participant to take quiet walks, reflect on their situation, learn skills such as cooking and navigating, and develop relational skills with those around them.
This stage is where skills for communication, problem-solving, trust-building, and communicating with family become part of the focus. It helps to build life-long skills that will move forward with the participants from day one.
This phase focuses on putting the skills to work that they’ve learned throughout the wilderness experience. Between guided feedback from peers, developing support resources, and developing a plan for success, this is where the lessons are put to the test.
Contact the Rites of Passage office today by calling (800) 794-0980 for more information on our wilderness therapy for bipolar treatment.