Adventure Therapy for Young Adults from California
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a premier therapeutic transitional living program giving Adventure Therapy to young adults from California who may be going through low self-esteem and/or drug addiction issues. At WinGate, troubled young adults from California have a unique opportunity to learn the skills necessary for change from alcoholism, low self-esteem, anxiety, failure to launch, and other issues associated with mental health through the benefits of adventure therapy. Parents of adolescents and young adults who are in the grips of troubles more than they can handle on their own are often at a loss of where to turn for help. Too often traditional therapy can be ineffective, as young adults from California may drop out or merely go through the motions of therapy, only to return to maladaptive escapist tendencies once back home. But this is where the adventure therapy program of WinGate Wilderness is different.
Although it is possible that WinGate may be located outside the state of California, WinGate accepts enrollments from troubled young adults from all over the US. Also, it is beneficial to have at-risk young adults receive guidance at a treatment facility for struggling young adults away from the negative influences of unsupportive peers. Our adventure therapy program strikes a unique and highly effective balance between traditional therapy and change treatment with the innate rehabilitating ability of the wilderness.
The environment in which our therapy program takes place is one that is naturally free of distractions and intimately teaches responsibility as young adults face immediate consequences for their actions in a way that only living in the wilderness can do. The results are that young adults from California find themselves both simultaneously humbled and empowered, with their confidence strengthened as they realize their inner strength and that they can finally walk the path of change and have everything it takes to move forward successfully in life.
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a recognized therapeutic transitional living program and independent living skills program, devoted to Adventure Therapy and outdoor education for young adults from California struggling with alcoholism, anxiety, and/or social problems. Contact one of our skilled intake counselors at (800) 560-1599 today!
Wilderness Adventure Therapy Programs
As a premier therapeutic center for struggling young adults, WinGate Wilderness Therapy provides recognized help to young adults from California struggling with alcoholism and/or defiance. We further this approach with alliance based treatment that contributes to young adults feeling secure enough to explore the root of their issues and to then move forward. The ability to form this connection and deep sense of trust between troubled young adults from California and our staff of practitioners is facilitated greatly by the wilderness environment of adventure therapy. As young adults learn natural consequences, our staff is able to take a step back and rather than pursue an authoritarian stance, we can focus upon building that relationship of equals that encourages and motivates young adults to address their issues.
As part of our dedication to results, WinGate utilizes the philosophy of the Arbinger Institute to make our outdoor therapy program truly effective. Rather than focusing simply on results, we focus on supporting young adults from California identify what is causing their problems, why they are turning to drugs and alcohol or behaving aggressively toward their peers, for example. In doing so, we help to transform mindsets and attitudes -not just teach new behaviors and skills. The results are truly life changing as once young adults understand what is the driving force behind their issues, they can work to change that. And that naturally leads to a decrease in the troubling situations that have been plaguing them.
WinGate is also a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. This is a voluntary membership institution of therapy programs, boarding schools, and adventure therapy programs that are devoted to furthering youth and giving effective care and treatment to at-risk young people and their families.
The WinGate Wilderness Program Difference
Wilderness therapy is much more than simply backpacking in the desert or an extended camping trip. As part of our therapy program, young adults from California will be grouped with other individuals in their age group who are going through their own issues. Led by a team of expert practitioners, this group will live outdoors, going through the wilderness is an intimate way that can only be experienced to truly understand just how deep the effect is. While no one is placed in a situation that is unsafe, finding oneself fully enveloped in the vast beauty of nature and needing to rely on oneself, and to endure the natural consequences if one isn't up to the task of personal responsibility, forces one to behave with integrity. It creates an environment where one learns to transform their internal focus to an external focus. This allows young adults from California to see their place in the world and how their actions affect the people around them.
Current research has found wilderness therapy programs to offer results in a shorter amount of time than traditional therapy programs, with improved mood and behavior changes lasting once the participants return home. This efficacy is one of the reasons why many young adults and teen boys and girls are referred to our program for aftercare treatment, to better encourage and help them with remaining on the path of change and sobriety. It is our unique approach, facilitated and multiplied by the therapeutic effect the wilderness has, that enables the WinGate Program to make a difference in a young adult's life when other treatment methods have failed them.
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a premier Wilderness Therapy Program and independent living skills program, giving Adventure Therapy and outdoor education to young adults in California struggling with defiance, low self-esteem, and/or drug addiction issues. Contact one of our expert intake counselors at (800) 560-1599 to get skilled help for your at-risk young adult child today!
National Resource for Parents and Troubled Young Adults from California
MentalHealth.gov: Many troubled adolescents and young adults in California turn to the Internet for help and advice on a wide range of mental health issues. To ensure that they get the right guidance and information, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched mentalhealth.gov. This is an authoritative site that contains help on diagnosis and treatment for for troubled youth and young adults in California with mental health issues; including personal accounts of experiences of teen boys and girls and young adults with mental health issues. Advice is also given on how to take part in the “Community Conversations” initiative.
California Adventure Therapy for Young Adults
WinGate Adventure Therapy is an outstanding adventure therapy program for young adults who are struggling with substance abuse, emotional issues, and behavioral problems. At WinGate we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to the parents and young adults they serve.
Struggling young adults in California receive the help they need to overcome their difficult attitudes or actions. While WinGate Adventure Therapy may be located outside the state of California, WinGate gladly accepts struggling young adults from all areas of the country.
Adventure Therapy Works for Young Adults From California
Wilderness Adventure Therapy Programs provide young adults multiple opportunities such as hiking, camping and river rafting designed to provide young adults suffering from emotional and/or behavioral issues with experiences resulting in positive change in their lives and relationships.Struggling young adults have an excellent opportunity to develop significant relationships with peers and staff, while taking in the beauty of the nature around them.
Young adults who are struggling to live an effective and productive life often need some form of intervention to help them understand how to learn the social and life skills they need to attain that life. WinGate provides the type of Adventure Therapy young adults need to overcome their difficulties so they can overcome past hurts and spring forward into an enjoyable and effective independent life.
WinGate Helps Young Adult From California
Whether you are the struggling young adult or the parents of one who is having a difficult time adjusting to adult life, we are here to help you. Our Adventure Therapy Program is based on the philosophies ot the Arbinger Institute. The foundation of this philosophy is that the force causing a behavior needs to be discovered before significant change can occur. The WinGate application of this philosophy in Wilderness Adventure Therapy provides long-lasting change rather than temporary ones that are dependent on the environment a young adult is in at the moment.
Don't delay any longer. Call Wingate Wilderness Therapy now to start experiencing positive change. Call us at 1-800-560-1599.
California State Resources for Parents:
California Healthline - California Healthline is committed to the important issues influencing health care policy, delivery, and financing. As a free, daily digest of health care news, policy and opinion, California Healthline was designed to meet the information demands of active health care specialists and decision makers.
National Alliance of Mental Illness California (NAMI California) - As a grassroots coalition of individuals and families whose lives have been touched by mental illness, NAMI California advocates for a life of both quality and respect, without discrimination or stigma. For all their constituents, NAMI California provides leadership in advocacy, policy development, legislation, education and support throughout the state of California.
Violence and Teens in America Today
The growing epidemic of troubled teenage violence goes way past just the big cities of America and infiltrates virtually every single community without regard for wealth status (the rich and the poor). Just 30 years ago the rate of 14 to 19 year old arrests went was 5 per 1000 and today is up to 125 per 1000 teens get arrested in that age range.
Because of the intense and prolific amount of violence in our communities and city streets throught the country, teens are left without guidance and encouragement. This becomes an outlet for crime and especially violent behavior. One common thread that is prevalent among violent teens is the lack of a father or father/male role model. The absence of a father figure has consequences that are felt throughout the community and the nation. As parents and guardians of our young men and women we must be aware of this issue and recognize that unless we act now, it will only get worse.
We see these alarming numbers at Wingate Wilderness Therapy and we know that we can help many of these teens that are struggling in todays violent environment. For immediate reasons how we can help, please call (800) 560-1599.