Consider BlueFire Wilderness Therapy This Summer
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy is one of the leading therapeutic programs which offers therapy over the summer. If you are considering summer camps for troubled teens to help your child, BlueFire might be a better option for your family. We help families from all over the country, including Florida.
At BlueFire, we combine adventure activities, clinical expertise, academic assessments, and a family systems approach to ensure lasting success for clients. Our programming provides clients with:
- Individual therapy twice a week, and group therapy four times per week.
- Adventure therapy including activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and mountain climbing.
- Equine therapy once a week, which helps develop healthy relationships and regulate emotions.
Family Focused Approach Brings Families Closer Together
Our family systems model includes the entire family in the healing process. Involving the entire family throughout your childs therapeutic journey helps ensure lasting success. During your childs time at BlueFire, the entire family will learn:
- Communication skills to ensure a harmonious family dynamic.
- Empathy towards each other.
- Team work
Changes dont happen overnight. It takes a great deal of effort from the entire family to make the skills and changes learned at BlueFire last well beyond the program. We provide families with the tools they need to continue the progress theyve made throughout their childs time at BlueFire. Learn more about family programming>>>
One unique programming element of BlueFire is our Family Spark retreat. The Family Spark workshop is an optional 4 day retreat which occurs approximately half way through your childs time at BlueFire. Parents get to experience the therapeutic wilderness environment with their child during this retreat. Learn more about Family Spark>>>
Summer Camps for Troubled Teens From Florida
Parents considering whether or not to send their child to a summer camp for troubled teens located away from their home in Florida might want to look into BlueFire Wilderness Therapy as an option. BlueFire Wilderness helps teens ages 11-17 work through emotional and behavioral challenges such as defiance, depression, anxiety, and substance use.
Our program is located in Southern Idaho, but we help teens and families from all over the country, including Florida.
Wilderness therapy has the same fun and adventurous activities you would find in summer camps for troubled teens. However, the environment of wilderness therapy is much more focused on helping teens overcome their struggles. At BlueFire, we are dedicated to getting your child the help they need to achieve lasting success.
Why Choose BlueFire Wilderness over summer camps?
Summer camps tend to have less supervision and can be unfocused. They are not known for their healing capabilities. BlueFire Wilderness, on the other hand, is staffed by therapeutic experts who truly care about the safety and well being of your child.
Here are some reasons to choose BlueFire for your teen this summer:
- Individualized treatment plans: Unlike summer camps for troubled teens, BlueFire takes each individual clients needs into consideration when forming treatment plans. Our multidisciplinary team works closely together to understand every aspect of your child. This allows us to form accurate, personalized therapeutic programming for each client. Learn more about individualized treatment plans at BlueFire>>
- More therapy for your teen: BlueFire has therapists in the field with clients four times a week, which is much more than other therapeutic programs.
- Family-focused programming: We work closely with your family to rebuild family relationships and strengthen communication with your teen. Learn more about family programming>>>
For more information about BlueFire Wilderness Therapy, please call 1 (844) 413-1999.
Who Does BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Help?
BlueFire Wilderness helps teens and families looking for wilderness programs who are struggling with challenges like those below:
– Academic Failure
– School Refusal
– Social isolation
– Attachment Issues
– Family Conflict
– Video Game Addiction
– Low Self Esteem
– Anger Issues
– Bipolar Disorder
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BlueFire Summer Camps For Troubled Teens help Florida families from:
Some examples of cities from Florida which may have families who may be interested in BlueFire Wilderness include: Jacksonville Miami Tampa Orlando St. Petersburg Hialeah Tallahassee Fort Lauderdale Port St. Lucie Cape Coral Pembroke Pines Hollywood Miramar Gainesville Coral Springs Miami Gardens Clearwater Pompano Beach Palm Bay West Palm Beach Lakeland Davie town Miami Beach Plantation Boca Raton Sunrise Deltona Palm Coast Largo Deerfield Beach Melbourne Boynton Beach Fort Myers Lauderhill Weston Kissimmee Homestead Delray Beach Tamarac Daytona Beach Wellington village North Miami Jupiter town North Port Port Orange Coconut Creek Ocala Sanford Margate Sarasota Doral Pensacola Bradenton Palm Beach Gardens Coral Gables Pinellas Park
BlueFire Summer Camps For Troubled Teens Help Families From Florida
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