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 oppositional defiance disorder – ODD in Washington, to help teens get back on track.
One of the less severe of the anger disorders, ODD is characterized by repeated attempts to annoy others. In fact, those with ODD may experience joy from others’ misfortune. Those with ODD also have trouble following ground rules and authority, and may be resentful and vindictive. Typically, those with ODD are not violent, and do not mistreat people, animals, or property. One of the worst side effects of ODD is the inability to form close interpersonal relationships because of the disorder.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer conventional therapy, such as individual and group therapy, and practice CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) skills to help break teens of bad habits and learned behaviors. We also offer teens equine therapy, wilderness therapy, hiking therapy, and other unique experiences while here, to help relieve stress and to bond with nature.
As a working ranch, teens at Rites of Passage NW also will be expected to farm and garden, as well as cultivate and cook their own food. They are responsible for volunteering or working in our local community, and will also take online classes while here.
For more information about wilderness therapy for oppositional defiance disorder – ODD in Washington, please call Rites of Passage NW at (800)794-0980 to speak with a professional member of our staff.