Wilderness Therapy for California Young Adults
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a top Wilderness Therapy Program helping struggling young adults from California, who may be dealing with substance abuse, addiction, behavioral problems, and mental health issues. Through adventure therapy, outdoor therapy, and various types of treatment, young adults receive the recovery help they need to overcome their afflictions. While WinGate Wilderness Therapy may be located outside the state of California, WinGate does accept young adults from all over the country.
When it comes to finding the right solution to help their young adults, many concerned parents turn to boarding schools. While they work well, in general, there is extensive evidence in support of wilderness therapy being an effective alternative to traditional boarding schools. Through such programs, young adults receive therapeutic assessment to determine the root cause of their problems.
Wilderness therapy camps and programs serve as the “wake up call” many troubled young adults need to get back on track with their life, relationships, and academics. Those young adults in California who are struggling with substance abuse, defiance, lack of motivation, sexual promiscuity, and other harmful behaviors find wilderness therapy programs to be the optimal choice for therapeutic intervention.
Wilderness Therapy Programs are proven to have significant impacts on the improvement of psychological issues, dysfunctional personality patterns, and behavioral problems. Through WinGate Wilderness Therapy, struggling young adults in California will learn healthy ways to overcome negative thoughts and behaviors, all while residing in the serenity of nature.
Wilderness therapy programs provide adolescents with experiential treatments that have been proven time and time again to be successful, blended with traditional individual and group therapy 24 hours each day. Consultants are available from WinGate Wilderness Therapy to provide more information to concerned parents of struggling young adults in California. Call (800) 560-1599 today!
California Wilderness Therapy for Struggling Young Adults
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a premier wilderness therapy program for struggling young adults that are dealing with addiction, substance abuse, mental health issues, and behavioral problems. WinGate is also an affiliated member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, meaning they are dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to the parents and young adults they serve.
Through adventure therapy, outdoor therapy, and various other types of treatment, struggling young adults in California receive the recovery help they need to overcome their afflictions. While WinGate Wilderness Therapy may be located outside the state of California, WinGate happily accepts struggling young adults from all over the country.
Wilderness Therapy Programs provide young adults with highly effective experiential treatment, combined with traditional individual and group therapy 24 hours each day. Struggling young adults have a much greater capacity to develop interpersonal relationships with peers and staff, while taking in the serenity of the nature around them.
Numerous studies have proven that mental health issues and behavioral issues are significantly reduced when treatment takes place in a natural environment. Additionally, overcoming the natural obstacles provided by the wilderness builds self-efficacy and self-esteem in the participating young adults.
In general, wilderness therapy programs do provide therapeutic benefits to struggling young adults in California just by being in a natural environment. However, typical programs do not always address the specific issues that the participating young adults are struggling to overcome. WinGate is different and is far from being the typical wilderness program.
Therapists and staff members at WinGate reach out to struggling young adults with a proven no-resistance approach. WinGate is unique in the manner in which it takes humanistic approaches to wilderness therapy. They challenge each young adult with such subtlety that they do not know they are being challenged. Having a non-traditional curriculum further gets through a typical young adult’s resistance to authority, allowing therapists and staff members to gain clinical information while promoting internal growth and healing.
Consultants from WinGate Wilderness Therapy are available to guide and coach parents into finding the right wilderness therapy program for their particular situation.
WinGate Wilderness Therapy for Troubled Young Adults
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a wilderness therapy program for troubled young adults dealing with addiction, substance abuse, mental health issues, and behavioral problems. Through adventure therapy, outdoor therapy, and various other types of treatment, struggling young adults in California receive the recovery help they need to overcome their afflictions.
Wilderness therapy camps and programs for struggling young adults in California are therapeutic assessment programs that help bring to light the root cause of the problem. Additionally, wilderness therapy programs act as the “wake up call” many troubled young adults need. While WinGate Wilderness Therapy may be located outside the state of California, WinGate happily accepts struggling young adults from all over the country.
Why Wilderness Therapy?
Wilderness therapy programs provided struggling young adults with an experiential treatment that have been proven to be highly effective, as well as traditional individual and group therapy 24 hours each day. One of the most notable aspects of wilderness therapy programs is the fact that many distractions that are recurrent in traditional therapeutic programs (e.g., mobile devices, internet) are not permitted. This means that the young adults within the program will have far fewer distractions and, thus, will remain focused on their recovery goals and therapeutic treatments.
Additionally, outdoor activities within nature are proven to have scores of psychological and physical health benefits. Troubled young adults have a much greater capacity to build interpersonal relationships while being in the wilderness. This allows the young adults to gain personal insight into their behavior and, therefore, being able to make changes more quickly. This is achieved by overcoming the natural obstacles that the wilderness provides which, in turn, builds self-efficacy and improves self-esteem.
The therapists and staff members at WinGate Wilderness Therapy reach out to struggling young adults using a proven no-resistance approach. WinGate is unique in the way it takes a humanistic approach to wilderness therapy. They challenge each participant in subtle ways that result in them not being aware that they are being challenged.
Since young adults often build up resistance toward authority and authority figures, the non-traditional curriculum implemented by WinGate enables them to get around the resistance of the young adults in the program. This enables the staff to gain clinical information, while simultaneously promoting personal growth and healing.
Consultants from WinGate Wilderness Therapy are available to guide and coach parents of troubled young adults in their search for the optimal wilderness therapy program to fit their situation. Call (800) 560-1599 today!
National Resources for Parents and Young Adults
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - The National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH, believes in a world where mental illnesses can be cured and even prevented. Their mission is to change the understanding and treatment of mental illness, through the use of clinical research, creating a pathway for recovery, prevention, and a cure. To reach its goals, the Institute must foster innovative thinking and make certain that a broad range of different scientific perspectives is used to advance discovery concerning the evolving science of behavior, the brain, and experiences.
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.