Depression is a serious and common problem among teenagers and if left untreated, can manifest into deeper problems, up to and including drug and alcohol abuse and even suicide attempts. Parents may not know where to turn when their child is depressed, and may feel helpless and discouraged. Parents may also feel embarrassed. Weekly therapy sessions and school guidance counselors are always a great start, but some teens need a little more help to get through the rough spots. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for depression in Seattle to help kids get through the rough times and come out the other side.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer conventional therapies, such as individual and group therapy, on a daily basis. We also offer unique experiences and opportunities to our teens, such as equine therapy, rites of passage therapy, and wilderness therapy. Teens will also take part in wilderness treks and hikes in the nearby Olympic Mountains.
We also practice journal writing and introspection to help teens realize their worth, and we dig deep to get to the root of the problem. We also treat any and all co-occurring disorders, such as drug problems, anxiety, and eating disorders or problems.
Rites of Passage NW is a fully functioning ranch and we do get back to basics here. There are no cell phones and there is no Internet – our teens participate in daily chores, such as gardening, cooking, and taking care of the animals. They are also expected to ether volunteer, work, or attend school while in our program.
To learn more about wilderness therapy for depression in Seattle, please give Rites of Passage NW a call at (800)794-0980 to speak with an experienced and professional member of our staff.