The WinGate Philosophy of the Successful Treatment of Young Adults
At WinGate, our philosophy is that every young adult is capable of dramatic internal change. When clinical issues are effectively addressed, real change occurs. Part of real change is also a returning to, or a re-discovering of oneself, revealing a unique, talented and gifted person.
"Helping young men and women create an awakening of the heart by healing the pain of the past, understand the value of today and gain the strength to move forward into the future..."
WinGate blends ancient cultural systems, advanced clinical techniques, and the healing elements of the earth to re-unite the hearts of young people and their families.
Our decades of experience in wilderness settings, commitment to hiring seasoned and professional staff, genuine concern for each of our students, and exacting safety standards create the ideal environment to help struggling young adults look inside themselves and discover who they truly are.
Wilderness Therapy Approach
Through the Intermediate Health Care program, the WinGate approach is non-confrontational. Rather than seek to modify a person’s behavior, we seek to assist in gaining insight into how these behaviors manifested and how we can aid in developing skills for new, more effective choices and behaviors.
Additionally, we utilize a strengths-based model that seeks to recognize clients for their growth and for the person they are underneath the behavior. The goal of WinGate is to walk alongside a young person as they venture into change.
Our clinical team seeks to understand the underlying issues that have led up to the young person requiring our care and guidance. By understanding the whole person, rather than just a behavior, we can develop thorough and individualized treatment plans for the young person and work with the family to develop new and more effective strategies for the future.