WinGate Student Profile | Troubled Boys and Troubled Girls
WinGate is the premier wilderness therapy program for troubled teens ages 13 to 17. For immediate assistance with your troubled boy or troubled girl please call 1-800-560-1599. Our Admission Director is on standby to support you through the enrollment process.
Teenagers still living at home seek independence even though they don't always know how to achieve it in constructive and healthy ways. Enforcing boundaries can become next to impossible for parents of troubled teens.
Some parents try, relentlessly, to regain some sense of control over their teenager who is becoming ever-increasingly out of control. Lecturing—"do as I say, not as I do"—fails miserably. Anger creates anger in response. Pleading, cajoling or bribing only seem to make matters worse. The overall and inevitable outcomes of such confrontations are hostility, tension, and more defiance.
The typical WinGate student is a good kid from a good home, and unfortunately they are off track and heading in the wrong direction. Furthermore, there are some clear behaviors that have led you, the parent, to seek professional help. This behaviors and issues are listed below.
The Typical WinGate Student Profile
Failure to Launch
Grief and loss
Mild Eating Disorders
The Outcome - The New Person
At WinGate Wilderness Therapy, students gain the ability to achieve desired outcomes in healthy ways, learn from their mistakes, and understand the natural consequences of their behavior—both positive and negative.
In a surprisingly short amount of time, they begin to understand how their past behaviors and attitudes have held them back. This, in turn, provides the motivation needed to get them moving forward in their own personal process and continue in the right direction long after they've graduated from our program.