Adventure Therapy Programs for Young Adults

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a top-notch adventure and wilderness therapy program offering Adventure Therapy to at-risk young men and women who are battling alcohol abuse and/or anger issues. There is a growing number of young adults who are struggling to make it on their own and find direction in their lives. These young adults may technically be “adults”, but they lack the life skills they need to be self-sufficient. Frequently, these young people are struggling with undiagnosed mental health conditions.

Most do not understand the value of this type of therapy, and many parents ask, what is Adventure Therapy? Adventure therapy is the use of adventure-based activities (such as hiking, camping, river rafting) to provide young adults (and adolescents) suffering from emotional and/or behavioral issues with experiences that ultimately lead to positive change in their lives and relationships.

Our Adventure Therapy Program offers treatment for young adults ages 18 to 26. Through the beautiful outdoors, young adults are isolated from any peers that may have influenced their risky behaviors. Getting away from it all allows troubled young adults to be able to devote their undivided attention towards their recovery. As they hike, camp, fish, and explore, they learn to work with others and benefit from the close bonds they form with their therapy staff and peers.

WinGate offers an Adventure Therapy Program based on the foundations discovered by the Arbinger Institute. We do not believe you can simply change a person’s behavior; you must first find what is driving them to that behavior. Through thorough assessments, we work to discover the underlying causes of negative behaviors so they can be addressed and treated. This leads to lasting positive changes in the young adult’s life instead of short-term changes.

At WinGate, we understand the desperation parents often feel when they see their child emerging into adulthood without being prepared. Like a fish out of water, watching them struggle can be more than a parent can bear. Thankfully, troubled young adults can be helped through an Adventure Therapy Program.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a reputable Wilderness Therapy Program and therapeutic transitional living program, faithful to adventure therapy and alliance-based therapy for young men and women battling alcohol abuse, ADD/ADHD (attentional disorders), and/or anger issues. Contact one of our professional admissions specialists at (800) 560-1599 today!

Wilderness Adventure Therapy

As a top-notch treatment center for struggling young adults, WinGate Wilderness Therapy delivers valued support to youth battling anger issues and/or bipolar disorder. When it comes time for a young adult to emerge from the parental “nest” and strike out on their own, their inhibiting mental health concerns are often revealed. It can be difficult for a parent who wants to help their child, yet not enable them. Troubled young adults who are struggling to make it in life often need intervention to help them wake up to reality and learn the social and life skills they must possess to live. WinGate offers the Adventure Therapy young adults need to overcome their substance abuse and addiction so they can heal from past hurts and spring forward into independent life.

At WinGate, we base our Adventure Therapy Program on the Arbinger Institute philosophies that promote discovering the force causing a behavior before attempting to make a change. Our program is firmly founded on alliance-based therapy that offers lasting changes instead of temporary ones that can fade depending on the environment.

Alliance-based therapy is a proven treatment strategy that works because it inspires genuine and lasting change through the close relationship that is formed between the young adult and their therapy team. Unlike level systems and behavior modification strategies, our therapy plan of action seeks to learn the cause that is driving the unwanted behavior and then work towards removing it through internal motivation.

When a person is fully motivated internally, the changes they make will not be based on external influences that can vary. We have witnessed our program transform hundreds of young adult lives, so we know it is effective even though many Outdoor Therapy Programs refuse to use this method simply because it is more difficult to accomplish. Because of the tremendous training, our staff has undergone, we can confidently say that we can achieve creating lasting changes in individuals that could not receive help in other traditional therapy programs.

WinGate Wilderness Program for At-risk Young Men and Women

Young adults who go through rehab and other sober-living treatment are often ill-prepared when it comes time to leave the program that typically lasts between thirty and ninety days. These young adults frequently end up being drawn right back to the wrong peers and making the wrong decisions that led them to need substance abuse and addiction therapy in the first place.

WinGate offers these young adults a more profound healing experience with our Wilderness Therapy program. Through our program, young adults learn the skills they need to not only live a sober life but also to live one that allows them to WinGate: enthusiastic young adult female feeling inspired at WinGate's adventure and wilderness therapy program be self-sufficient. If a young adult attempts to live a sober life without being fully equipped with the knowledge and skills they need, they are more likely to fail.

Peer pressure is one of the driving factors that lead young adults to go astray. Our program instills self-worth, self-esteem, and self-determination so young people have a strong internal motivation to remain sober and learn to say no to the negative influencing peers and situations they may face in life.

Our Wilderness Therapy program allows the beauty of nature to awaken a young adult’s mind. Since they are no longer being influenced by peers, social media, or television, they can fully focus on the healing therapy they are being given. As they develop integral bonds between their support staff and peers, they learn more about themselves and the world around them. Instead of confronting them with their behaviors, we work to help them gain insight and discover ways to make lasting positive changes that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

The young men and women who progress through our Wilderness Therapy program emerge fully ready to embrace life and live it to the fullest without the need for mind and mood altering substances that can ruin their lives. They finally possess the skills they need to emerge into the self-reliant adults they long to be.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a superior therapeutic transitional living program and Wilderness Therapy Program, that offers outdoor education and Adventure Therapy to young men and women battling peer conflict, bipolar disorder, and/or drug use (prescription/otc) issues. Contact one of our licensed admissions specialists at (800) 560-1599 to get professional support for your troubled young adult today!

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a leading therapeutic transitional living program providing Adventure Therapy to young adults who may be undergoing anxiety and/or drug abuse (prescription/otc) issues.

At WinGate, at-risk young men and women have a unique opportunity to learn the skills necessary for transformation from substance use, anxiety, divorce reaction, failure to launch, and other issues associated with mental health through the benefits of adventure therapy. Parents of teenagers 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 guidance.

Too often traditional therapy can be ineffective, as young men and women 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.

WinGate accepts enrollments from at-risk young adults from all over the US. Also, it is beneficial to have struggling young adults receive help at a treatment program for 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 transformation treatment with the innate recovering 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[1] as young men and women face immediate consequences for their actions in a way that only living in the wilderness can do. The results are that young adults 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 transformation and have everything it takes to move forward successfully in life.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a distinguished therapeutic transitional living program and independent living skills program, dedicated to Adventure Therapy and outdoor education for young men and women coping with substance use, divorce reaction, and/or under-achievement. Contact one of our trained intake counselors at (800) 560-1599 today!

Wilderness Adventure Therapy Programs

As a leading therapeutic facility for young adults, WinGate Wilderness Therapy gives distinguished guidance to young adults coping with substance use and/or rebelliousness. We further this approach with alliance based treatment that contributes to young men and women feeling secure enough to explore the root of their issues and to then move forward.

The ability to form this connection and a deep sense of trust between at-risk young adults and our staff of counselors is facilitated greatly by the wilderness environment of adventure therapy. As young men and women 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 counseling young men and women 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 recover 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 authority of therapy programs, boarding schools, and adventure therapy programs that are dedicated to furthering youth and providing effective care and treatment to struggling young people and their families.