One of the leading locations for wilderness therapy, Rites Of Passage Wilderness Therapy offers a unique experience for teenagers that range from age 10 to 17 that may be struggling when it comes to mental and behavioral issues. If your teen is going through anxiety, depression, defiance and more, you will find that we have a balanced program to cater to a variety of needs. Because we believe that good kids making bad decisions deserve the opportunity to change and grow, we have created a treatment plan around family focused therapy, academics, and wilderness team bonding for the ultimate experience.
The type of approach that we have built for our wilderness therapy programs allows the families and the participants to find balance and common ground with a variety of therapeutic offerings. This design is made to help the teens so that they can heal while also growing from an emotional standpoint. These are just some of the different ways that we provide opportunities to our participants:
Rites Of Passage Wilderness Therapy is located in the beautiful Northwest in Washington state, where our participants have the splendor of majestic forests surrounding them to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities and team building programs. Such a setting is just right for our participants to grow, learn, and reflect while immersed in nature.
All of our staff members are passionate about what we have to offer and work tirelessly to bring the best possible experience to our participants and their families. We feature a trained team of professionals and an experienced therapeutic team who are available to help struggling teenagers to overcome the obstacles in front of them. It is important to us to work together to create the right amount of balance for our participants.
What We Have To Offer
We feel that surroundings are everything when it comes to therapy and healing, which is why we have created a wonderful wilderness therapy program that is free of distractions and peer interjection. This allows our participants the chance to disconnect with the world that they know to find a way back to reconnecting on an internal level. In turn, this allows them to learn, grow, and thrive when they are back in the real world. These are some of the things we have to offer:
Meaningful Life Skills – Teens will learn a variety of survival and character-building skills like how to build a fire and keep it going, how to pitch a tent, and how to get through the wilderness. They will also learn important life lessons that then transfer to the real world when they return home, including respect, self-awareness, teamwork, and responsibility.
Growth – Participants at Rites Of Passage Wilderness Therapy have the opportunity to get to know themselves better. This is a transformation that takes place with our beautiful natural backdrop so that they can understand others and how actions have consequences. While in the wilderness, our participants have the chance to step back and see the world through other’s eyes without distractions they would otherwise have at home.
Individualized Attention – We take the time to create a plan that is tailored to each participant and their unique needs. This includes a mixture of therapy and academics to create a personalized environment to enhance learning and growth. Any teen who may be struggling with defiance might have some different therapeutic options in front of them as a teen with anxiety, and so on.
Focus On Family – Our team understands how important the family unit is, which is why we work to help repair this important relationship dynamic. We offer one-on-one counseling as well as family therapy to help parents and participants come together on common ground. Such a strong focus on family will help to solidify lasting change once the teen is back home.
If you have a child that is showing the signs of struggling while dealing with anxiety, depression, and defiance, it will not be long before it impacts them on a daily basis. When you intervene early with wilderness therapy programs, you have a better chance at getting them the help they need with long-lasting results. Our wilderness therapy program is an professional mental health program that helps the participant explore their troubles while learning how they can grow and be better.
By removing the teen from daily life, peers, and the onslaught of technology they face each day, they have the ability to focus on important skills that will move them forward in life. We feature a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy),group therapy, family sessions, and more.
What Does The Ideal Participant Look Like?
Good kids making bad decisions are who we focus on here at Rites Of Passage Wilderness Therapy. We take each case into consideration, understanding fully that each teen is unique. Selection will general depend on the behaviors being exhibited and the wilderness therapy clinical programming. Our staff is trained to work with teens who are dealing with neurodevelopmental disorders, substance use or experimentation, anxiety, school refusal, defiance, depression, and more.
We would love to talk with your family about the unique opportunities we have available at Rites Of Passage Wilderness Therapy. Contact us today at (800) 794-0980 and we will discuss what we have to offer and the potential for you and your teen to take a tour when you are ready.