When a person suffers with anxiety, it can be extremely crippling, and also tough to explain to those around you. Impossible to see, people that suffer with anxiety may also feel embarrassed and not “strong enough,” when in reality they simply haven’t learned how to process or manage their anxiety. Recovery from anxiety is possible. For teens who do not have adequate coping mechanisms or life skills, not dealing with anxiety head-on can lead to a lifetime of avoidance, and not living life to the fullest. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy treatment for anxiety in Seattle to help teens get back to normal life again.
Here, teens will take part in conventional therapy, such as individual and group therapy. We rely heavily on cognitive behavior therapy, which is in essence a deep way of reworking old habits. For those with co-occuring disorders or deeper problems, we offer dialectical behavior therapy. This more intense therapy works well for those suffering from borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
We also offer unique therapies here at Rites of Passage NW, such as equine therapy, rites of passage therapy, and wilderness therapy. Teens take part in introspection and journal-writing, and get to hike in the Olympic Mountains during wilderness treks and hikes.
Rites of Passage NW is also a working farm and ranch, and with no Internet or cell phones allowed, teens really learn how to get back to basics. They will learn how to garden, farm, and even take care of animals.
To learn more about wilderness therapy treatment for anxiety in Seattle, or to learn more about Rites of Passage NW, please call (800)794-0980 to speak with a caring and professional member of our staff.