Adventure Therapy for Young Adults from Virginia
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a premier therapeutic transitional living program giving Adventure Therapy to young adults from Virginia who may be experiencing depression and/or substance abuse issues. At WinGate, struggling young adults from Virginia have a unique opportunity to learn the skills necessary for restoration from alcohol use, depression, eating disorders, failure to launch, and other issues associated with mental health through the benefits of adventure therapy. Parents of teens 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 Virginia 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 Virginia, WinGate accepts enrollments from struggling young adults from all over the US. Also, it is beneficial to have troubled young adults receive assistance at a treatment center for struggling young men and women away from the negative influences of unsupportive peers. Our adventure therapy program strikes a unique and highly effective balance between traditional therapy and restoration treatment with the innate remedying 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 Virginia 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 restoration and have everything it takes to move forward successfully in life.
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a renowned therapeutic transitional living program and independent living skills program, committed to Adventure Therapy and outdoor education for young adults from Virginia experiencing alcohol use, eating disorders, and/or behavioral issues. Contact one of our experienced admissions counselors at (800) 560-1599 today!
Wilderness Adventure Therapy Programs
As a premier therapeutic program for struggling young men and women, WinGate Wilderness Therapy offers renowned help to young adults from Virginia experiencing alcohol use and/or academic failure. 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 struggling young adults from Virginia 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 devotion 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 guiding young adults from Virginia 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 heal 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 organization of therapy programs, boarding schools, and adventure therapy programs that are committed to furthering youth and giving effective care and treatment to troubled 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 Virginia 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 heal their internal focus to an external focus. This allows young adults from Virginia to see their place in the world and how their actions affect the people around them.
Current research has found wilderness therapy programs to provide 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 teenagers are referred to our program for aftercare treatment, to better encourage and counsel them with remaining on the path of restoration 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 Virginia experiencing academic failure, depression, and/or substance abuse issues. Contact one of our licensed admissions counselors at (800) 560-1599 to get experienced help for your troubled young adult child today!
National Authority for Parents and Struggling Young Adults from Virginia
MentalHealth.gov: Many struggling teens and young adults in Virginia turn to the Internet for help and advice on a wide range of mental health issues. To ensure that they get the right assistance 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 adolescents and young adults in Virginia with mental health issues; including personal accounts of experiences of teenagers and young adults with mental health issues. Advice is also given on how to take part in the “Community Conversations” initiative.
Virginia 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 Virginia receive the help they need to overcome their difficult attitudes or actions. While WinGate Adventure Therapy may be located outside the state of Virginia, WinGate gladly accepts struggling young adults from all areas of the country.
Adventure Therapy Works for Young Adults From Virginia
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 Virginia
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.
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