Wilderness Therapy Maine

Wilderness Therapy Programs for Troubled Teens Maine ME

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is one of the nation's leading Wilderness Therapy Programs providing teens from Maine proper treatment and substance abuse recovery. They believe in taking a different approach than other therapy programs in that they create an open and receptive environment that makes adolescents want to move forward, to address their issues, and work toward a solution for real change.

This self-directed approach to recovery affords troubled teens a more lasting recovery, as they are more invested and more likely to follow through with their treatment plan and indeed turn their life around.

While WinGate may be located outside of Maine, admission is open to adolescents across the country. There are many benefits to attending a Wilderness Therapy Program outside of Maine. The physical distance placed between struggling teens and the adverse situations that serve to encourage the perpetuation of their issues and unsupportive peers who also contribute to their problems helps adolescents to be more objective about their issues, to see how they and their families are being hurt by it, and then to choose to change and embrace recovery.

Wilderness Therapy is being adopted more by leading psychologists for the results that they bring. This is something that WinGate is intimately aware of and why they are one of the top three wilderness therapy programs in the nation. They have a unique approach that sets them apart and serves to help teens with their recovery, as well as for adulthood.

Through an innovative approach that values every participant as an individual, family participation, and a staff consisting of clinically trained and licensed psychologists, WinGate is committed to the success of every person who participates in their program.

To further offer assistance, WinGate Wilderness Therapy has consultants available by phone to answer any questions and to guide parents through the admissions process. They can be reached at (800) 560-1599.

Maine Wilderness Therapy for Teens

When troubled teens from Maine arrive at WinGate Wilderness Therapy, they might not be sure what to expect. While some wilderness therapy programs are nothing more than backpacking trips into the wilderness to camp, WinGate is founded on sound psychological treatment practices and incorporates leading psychological and behavioral science research into every aspect of its program. This is why they are proud to be a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy - Young adult enjoying therapeutic wilderness at treatment facilityWilderness Therapy creates a unique environment where adolescents are unable to rely on escapist tactics they typically employ, such as hiding in their room playing video games or being on social media all day. Instead, they are placed in a situation that forces them to be receptive to the people about them.

Through a unique non-authoritarian approach, therapists avoid power struggles and telling teens what to do. What happens is amazing in that otherwise defiant or unresponsive teens choose to work toward their recovery and become an active participant in their treatment. This produces results that last a lifetime and prevents adolescents from falling into old patterns when they return home.

There are five distinct elements that set WinGate apart from other wilderness therapy programs and is why they are one of the top three wilderness therapy programs in the nation.

-wilderness-integrated assessment
-family participation
-experience and clinical expertise
-a new and different model
-preparation for the next step

These elements allow them to provide effective treatment for teens from Maine who struggle with substance abuse and addiction, behavioral problems, depression, low self-esteem, sexual promiscuity, and even academic failure. By putting struggling adolescents in a position where they want to recover and where they help to identify the route to do so, the success of that teen is greatly enhanced. With family involved in the healing process, this ensures the teen's success once they return home.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy for Troubled Teenagers

Part of what makes WinGate Wilderness Therapy so effective is how simple it is. Being in the wilderness provides a distraction-free zone that encourages teens to see their issues in a new light. There are no cell phones, no computers, just the participants in the program and their therapists. The effect that this has upon a person is remarkable.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy - Adolescent happy in recovery at therapeutic program for youthWhile it is empowering, as adolescents learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zones, the vastness of the wilderness and the system of natural consequences that confronts their every action and choice has the effect of being humbling. Teens learn to see themselves as part of the greater world, shifting them from a self-centered focus where they cannot see the more significant consequences to their choices, to a world-centered focus where they see the effect they have on others and how that affects them.

As teens work hand-in-hand with their therapists toward recovery, they also learn important life skills along the way that help to prepare them for adulthood. Often, in struggling with issues such as depression and substance abuse, adolescents miss out on critical lessons that are needed to be successful, functioning adults.

Being in the wilderness provides a safe place to heal while simultaneously teaching these necessary lessons in a quick and effective way. What happens is that teens leave the program having realized their inner strength and are better equipped to handle the difficulties that adulthood brings, while remaining true to themselves and holding to their treatment plan.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is committed to the success and recovery of every participant in their program and offers free coaching and guidance to parents of struggling adolescents from Maine. By calling (800) 560-1599, they can assist with any questions about their program and how it differs from other Wilderness Therapy Programs, as well as coach parents through the admission process for their teen.

 

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Mental Health Resources for At-risk Youth from Maine

Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: The Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services is the single state administrative authority responsible for the planning, development, implementation, regulation, and evaluation of substance abuse and mental health. The Office provides leadership in substance abuse and mental health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Its goal is to enhance the health and safety of Maine citizens through the reduction of the overall impact of mental illness and substance use, abuse, and dependency.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is the favored choice for parents from Maine, who are looking for a premier wilderness therapy program and therapeutic transitional living program to provide help to their at-risk child struggling with drug addiction, anxiety, or social problems. Here at WinGate, parents and families from Maine can expect the best results from our compassionate and expert practitioners. Our research-validated approach to outdoor education and alliance-based therapy therapeutics makes our work successful and rewarding. WinGate’s serene and distraction-free setting helps even the most treatment-resistant adolescents and young adults find their way toward healing and change.

WinGate’s practitioners and field staff discourage judgments and labels, and never allow a diagnosis to interfere with what at-risk teens or young adults have in common with each other - their humanity. We have given guidance to numerous families from all over the nation, including those from Maine; Through alliance-based therapy therapeutics and outdoor education, our expert counselors offer recognized treatment for teen boys and girls and young adults struggling with alcoholism, anxiety, or social problems.

As a leading independent living skills program, we provide alliance-based therapy therapeutics and a adventure therapy; leading our clients to a healthy, balanced life. If you feel you may benefit from our wilderness therapy program, we encourage you to contact our intake counselors as the first step to creating lasting change in your at-risk child’s life. We offer guidance to vulnerable teens or young adults from Maine. Call us at (800) 560-1599 to speak with one of our knowledgeable intake counselors today!