It is still unclear how bad behavior in young people develop. Nature vs. nurture has long been a debate in the realms of psychology. Whether bad behaviors are learned or innate, here at Rites of Passage NW, we believe that there is a way to turn bad situations into good ones and encourage positive growth. We are well-versed in adolescents that experience alcohol and drug abuse, depression, even violence and aggression. We believe one of the ways to change and eradicate bad behavior is to engage in a type of therapy that a teenager can enjoy. Methods such as wilderness therapy programs in North America – USA is one tried and true way we have found to help adolescents lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
Each program with each teenager will vary, however, Rites of Passage NW incorporates several different types of therapies to guide adolescents along the way. Types of therapy include one-on-one and group therapy with peers, wilderness hiking and treks, empowerment therapy, rites of passage therapy, mentoring situations, equine therapy, and the participation in daily tasks and chores that leads to transitional, then gainful employment.
We believe in accountability and responsibility, and adolescents learn to take responsibility for their actions during wilderness therapy. Being at one with nature also has a dramatic effect on troubled youths that have never had the opportunity to experience nature in all its beauty. Troubled teens also learn how to work with others and be part of a team.
For more information about our wilderness therapy programs in North America – USA, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, call Rites of Passage NW at (800)794-0980. We want every adolescent to grow and mature into a fully functional, happy, and healthy adult.