Adventure Therapy for Young Adults from Colorado
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a superior therapeutic transitional living program providing Adventure Therapy to young adults from Colorado who may be experiencing self-harming behaviors and/or chemical dependency issues. At WinGate, at-risk young adults from Colorado have a unique opportunity to learn the skills necessary for recovery from substance addiction (prescription/otc), self-harming behaviors, learning disorders, failure to launch, and other issues associated with mental health through the benefits of adventure therapy. Parents of teenage boys and girls 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 assistance. Too often traditional therapy can be ineffective, as young adults from Colorado 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 Colorado, WinGate accepts enrollments from at-risk young adults from all over the US. Also, it is beneficial to have struggling young adults receive support at a therapeutic program for troubled 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 recovery treatment with the innate transforming 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 Colorado 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 recovery and have everything it takes to move forward successfully in life.
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a choice therapeutic transitional living program and independent living skills program, devoted to Adventure Therapy and outdoor education for young adults from Colorado wrestling with substance addiction (prescription/otc), learning disorders, and/or poor academics. Contact one of our expert admissions counselors at (800) 560-1599 today!
Wilderness Adventure Therapy Programs
As a superior treatment facility for troubled young adults, WinGate Wilderness Therapy offers choice assistance to young adults from Colorado wrestling with substance addiction (prescription/otc) and/or narcissistic behavior. 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 at-risk young adults from Colorado and our staff of therapists 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 commitment 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 directing young adults from Colorado 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 rehabilitate 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 partnership of therapy programs, boarding schools, and adventure therapy programs that are devoted to furthering youth and providing effective care and treatment to struggling 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 Colorado will be grouped with other individuals in their age group who are experiencing their own issues. Led by a team of licensed therapists, this group will live outdoors, experiencing 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 rehabilitate their internal focus to an external focus. This allows young adults from Colorado to see their place in the world and how their actions affect the people around them.
Current research has found wilderness therapy programs to give 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 adolescent boys and girls are referred to our program for aftercare treatment, to better encourage and assist them with remaining on the path of recovery 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 superior Adventure Therapy Program and independent living skills program, providing Adventure Therapy and outdoor education to young adults in Colorado wrestling with narcissistic behavior, self-harming behaviors, and/or chemical dependency issues. Contact one of our licensed admissions counselors at (800) 560-1599 to get expert assistance for your struggling young adult child today!
National Resource for Parents and At-risk Young Adults from Colorado
MentalHealth.gov: Many at-risk teenage boys and girls and young adults in Colorado turn to the Internet for assistance and advice on a wide range of mental health issues. To ensure that they get the right support and information, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched mentalhealth.gov. This is an authoritative site that contains assistance on diagnosis and treatment for for struggling teenagers and young adults in Colorado with mental health issues; including personal accounts of experiences of adolescent boys and girls and young adults with mental health issues. Advice is also given on how to take part in the “Community Conversations” initiative.
Colorado 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 Colorado receive the help they need to overcome their difficult attitudes or actions. While WinGate Adventure Therapy may be located outside the state of Colorado, WinGate gladly accepts struggling young adults from all areas of the country.
Adventure Therapy Works for Young Adults From Colorado
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 Colorado
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.
Colorado State Parent Resources:
Mental Health America of Colorado (MHAC) - The MHAC goal is a healthy Colorado, liberated from the discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness. With MHAC, every person has full access to high-quality services for all mental health and substance use disorders. MHAC promotes mental health to the residents of Colorado through cooperation with strategic partners. Their goal is to expand access to services and transform methods of healthcare.
Colorado Department of Human Services (Office of Behavioral Health) - OBH supports, funds, and monitors various substance abuse and mental health community providers and programs. They are not only responsible for policy development and coordination, but also program evaluation and monitoring for the public behavioral health system. OBH is the authority for Colorado State's behavioral health. Their community programs assure quality and competent behavioral health prevention, intervention, and treatment services through setting and monitoring standards of care.
Mistakes Parents Make When Seeking Treatment for Their Teen from Colorado
Many parents from Colorado love their teen(s) so much that they want them to be close to home for the duration of their treatment program or boarding school stay. But to be effective a treatment program needs to be able to apply consistent methods and in a setting where the teen is not surrounded by familiar places and more importantly friends, influencers and family members. Teens can then more easily focus on the work they are doing in the program or school.
As mentioned previously, there are many mistakes that can be made when selecting a program or school for your teen. Often parents choose the least expensive program because that is all they can afford. But unless you and your teen are extremely lucky the least cost program is more often the least effective program or school as well. Then you end up not getting results and you have lost a lot of money and time in the process. Call Wingate and get a professional opinion on your teen's program needs: (800) 560-1599.