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Call 1-800-560-1599 or email us now to confidentially discuss your situation with an experienced treatment professional to learn if Wingate is right for your family.

Address: 6746 East Hwy 89 Kanab, UT 84741 Phone: 1-800-560-1599 Email: [email protected]


Call 1-800-560-1599 or email us now to confidentially discuss your situation with an experienced treatment
professional to learn if Wingate is right for your family.

Person to Person

Wingate Staff


WinGate therapists and field staff never allow judgments, labels, or diagnoses interfere with what we have in common—our humanity. It’s our absolute respect for every adolescent, young adult, and family we work with that sets our short-term wilderness- therapy program apart.

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Inside Out

Healing from Inside Out


Working with highly resistant teens and young adults is hard! So it's understandable that most programs rely on level systems, rewards, punishments, and other behavioral techniques to manage client behavior. But these approaches fail to respect the dignity, individuality, and humanity of young people and don’t lead to lasting change. Wingate operates from the understanding that healing must come from the inside out, not the outside in.

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Alliance Based Therapy

A Serene Setting


Our powerful alliance-based treatment approach relies on connection, trust, and respect to inspire internally motivated change—the kind that lasts a lifetime. This research validated approach to wilderness-based treatment makes our work more difficult, but it makes our work work! In our serene and distraction-free wilderness setting, we can help even the most treatment-resistant adolescents and young adults find their way forward to hope and healing.

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WinGate Wilderness Therapy: Wilderness Program For Troubled Teens & Struggling Young Adults

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a premier wilderness therapy program for troubled teens and young adults; that offers hope and healing. Designed for both troubled teens and young adults, WinGate offers two distinctly separate wilderness programs addressing the needs of two very different age groups.

With over 80 years of collective experience with wilderness therapy programs, we know how to help troubled teens and struggling young adults find a new direction and purpose in life. We are considered a therapeutic transitional living program with Intermediate Behavioral Health Care; where our students learn independent living skills that lead to a healthy balanced life.

There Is Hope: WinGate Can Help Form Life Changing Results

Essentially, our synergistic approach combines the life-changing elements of a wilderness experience with the best of proven therapeutic practices. There are no words that properly capture or describe the magical transformation that our students experience while addressing their issues in a wilderness setting.

Our goal is to bring forth peace and restore emotional health. The purpose is to see your struggling boy or girl transition into adulthood, living independently as a healthy, successful individual. The way to achieve the restoration is to harness the power of the wilderness. Why Wilderness? Troubled Teens and Young Adults.

It is our desire to assist, guide, and coach parents of struggling children through a very difficult time. We are here to serve; there is hope, and you are not alone. We can help by bringing forth life changing results. Call and speak to our Admissions Department to begin your journey of restoration.
For immediate help call (800) 560-1599.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy Program

WinGate Wilderness was created to lead the family back to a pathway of harmony and balance, replacing resistance with responsiveness. If you are a parent of a troubled teen or struggling young adult, please feel free to call and speak with our Admissions Team and start the healing process today, at (800) 560-1599.

The WinGate outdoor therapy experience offers a pathway to Hope and Healing. We know the emotional turmoil you, the parent of a troubled child, are experiencing. We empathize with the pain, the frustration, the heartache, the chaos, as well as the longing for internal peace and tranquility.

You may find yourself wondering if your life will ever get to a state of harmony and if you will ever have a positive relationship with your child again. We are here to say "there-is-hope" and you will find it through our wilderness therapeutic outdoor adventure.

The results are nothing short of life changing

At WinGate, our young students have the opportunity to reconnect with their true self in a challenging and caring environment. As you read and learn more about our breakthrough wilderness therapy programs, you’ll come to understand why WinGate Wilderness is setting a the standard in wilderness therapy; and that standard gives families a profound sense of emotional relief in the context of unconditional help and support through Intermediate Health Care. Together, we can make a life-changing difference in your family.

  • Reuniting Families & Restoring the Family
  • Creating Opportunities for Real Change & Exponential Growth
  • Serve the Entire Family & Providing Life Saving Therapeutic Intervention
  • Lower Resistance to Change & Leading to Deep Substantial Long-Lasting Change

Our Students: Common Reasons for Therapeutic Intervention

The WinGate Wilderness Therapy program provides safe and proven therapeutic intervention for both boys and girls. We work with adolescents, ages 13 through 18, and young adults 18 to 26, who are struggling with a range of behavioral and emotional issues. We work effectively with even the most treatment-resistant teens and young adults. In general, the particular concerns of our clients fall into several categories, including:

  • Academic Underachievement-Failure to Launch
  • Lack of Motivation/Direction
  • Family Conflict-Resistance to Authority
  • Oppositional Behaviors-Defiant Disorders
  • Depression-Anger Management
  • Learning Differences-Attention Deficits / Inattention
  • Negative Peer Groups-Poor Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety-Mood Instability
  • Substance Abuse-Addiction-Addictive Behaviors
  • Traits of Personality Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors
  • Eating Disorders-Body Image Distortion
  • Adoption-Identity Issues - Bereavement / Loss
  • Reaction to Traumatic Experiences

The Goal at WinGate: To Help Facilitate Change That Will Last a Lifetime

Our goal is to provide immediate and lasting solutions to your child's problems. At WinGate Wilderness Therapy, you can rest assured that your child will receive appropriate treatment in a caring and professional environment. Please don't hesitate to call (800) 560-1599 to speak with a representative and learn more about the possible solutions to your child's struggles.

Call 1-800-560-1599 or email us now to confidentially discuss
your situation with an experienced treatment professional and
to see if Wingate is right for your family.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy Program was formed by a group of seasoned professionals who have teamed up to become owners and operators of an innovative wilderness program, based on solid wilderness therapy principles. WinGate combines clinical expertise, the best practices of wilderness therapy, and an unmatched approach to treatment to produce lasting and internalized change. Wingate serves both troubled teens and struggling young adults. WinGate is the best wilderness therapy program with residential therapy and behavioral therapy for troubled boys and girls, as well as for struggling young men and young women. Designed to restore young people struggling with issues such as; anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance abuse, depression, reactive attachment disorder (RAD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, self-harm, or rebellion, just to name a few. Located in Southern Utah, in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument we have served families from all over the US. Most of our parents and students come from California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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