Suffering with anxiety can be excruciating. A person with anxiety has a tendency to live a life of avoidance, not wanting to come in contact with things that make them uncomfortable or anxious. Anxiety can include panic attacks, which feels like a heart attack. Those with panic attacks may feel like they cannot breathe, making anxiety scary and painful. However, it is often hard to explain anxiety to friends and family. As one cannot see anxiety, sufferers may feel embarrassed or like there is something wrong with them. For teens, anxiety can be extremely crippling, and lead to a life of avoidance or worse problems. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we teach teens how to effectively cope with and manage their anxiety with wilderness therapy treatment for anxiety in Washington. Recovery from anxiety is possible, and we show teens how to live a normal life again.
Here, our teens will take part in both individual and group therapy, with the main focus being on cognitive behavioral therapy. This is essentially a process in which people learn to do over bad habits, and replace them with new ones. This also refers to replacing negative ways of thinking with positive ones. We also offer dialectical behavior therapy for those teens that may have co-occurring disorders, or problems with drugs and alcohol.
Our teens here also experience unique therapy such as equine therapy, rites of passage therapy, and wilderness therapy. They go on treks in the nearby Olympic Mountains, and really get back to nature, while they learn coping skills to help them in life. Rites of Passage NW is also a working ranch, and our teens learn how to tend a farm and take care of animals.
For more information on wilderness therapy treatment for anxiety in Washington or to learn more about Rites of Passage NW, please call us at (800)794-0980 to speak with a professional staff member.