Wilderness Therapy Michigan Families Can Trust

Welcome to blueFire! We are a premier wilderness therapy program for teens and young adults struggling with emotional, social and behavioral challenges. Our youth program works with clients aged 11-17 from all over the country, and are located not far from Boise, Idaho. Our comprehensive outdoor therapy adventure experience is aimed at helping the entire family, and combines clinical expertise, adventure experiences, academic assessments and a family systems approach in a private-pay model.

We’re passionate about fostering positive change in the lives of our clients, and we’re committed to supporting them every step of the way. Thank you for considering blueFire as a partner on the journey towards a brighter future.

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BlueFire Wilderness Therapy is a leader in the field of programs for troubled teens from Michigan. Based in the magnificent surroundings of Southern Idaho, clients from Michigan leave our program after learning new skills and experiencing new challenges after immersing themselves in wilderness therapy.  At BlueFire, the focus is placed on creating long-term and sustainable solutions to any mental health issues your child faces. These solutions will continue long after they have left the wilderness therapy program. Wilderness Therapy Michigan

At BlueFire rather than simply isolating symptoms of a problem, for instance bad behaviors and negative emotional habits, the root cause itself will be identified. Through wilderness therapy Michigan teens are removed from their natural environment and any negative stimulus that they are used to. This allows them to focus on building up their self-confidence and strengthening their sense of self. This removal will of course be temporary so at BlueFire the Family Systems Theory is followed keeping loved ones involved every step of the way through cutting edge technology. By recognizing the vital importance of the entire family unit the lessons learnt at the program stand a much stronger chance of permanence once the troubled teen has returned home.

Each child’s emotional and behavioral issues are different, to discuss further how BlueFire Wilderness Therapy can assist your family’s needs call 1(844) 413-1999 today!
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Wilderness Therapy Helps Michigan Families Heal

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy program combines a family focused therapeutic model with engaging outdoor adventures to allow troubled teens to realize their full potential. Initially teens may struggle with the removal of the unhealthy and continuous stimulus found in excessive video gaming, and use of social media, but through wilderness therapy they will find a new, supportive peer group who share their struggles with emotional and behavioral problems and learn to reconnect with their environment. 

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During their time at BlueFire clients will acquire back-to-basic skills like orienteering and fire building. These new skills not only breed increased self-confidence but also teach important lessons about the unnatural state of alienation teens may be experiencing; no one exists successfully in isolation. Connecting with and utilizing the stunning environments of Southern Idaho will inherently lead towards the rejoining and repairing the family unit itself. The focus on the connectedness of the entire family unit is great at BlueFire to ensure the continuation of positive progress for clients once they have left the wilderness therapy program

At BlueFire highly trained staff work with small groups of troubled teens to ensure a tailor-made approach to their personal needs and safety of the clients while they undertake exciting new adventures like horse riding and rock climbing.

For further information on the ways in which BlueFire can help your troubled teen please call 1(844) 413-1999 now!

Resources

Why Wilderness Works: This resource is focused on video game addiction. It highlights the need for entire removal from such problematic stimulus to promote a real recovery.
Nami.org The National Alliance on Mental Illness is an association that offers resources for caregivers and sufferers alike. Each state has its own NAMI organization for localized help and treatment advice. The website contains helpful factsheets on specific disorders and infographics for broader knowledge on mental health issues.

Who Does BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Help?

BlueFire Wilderness helps teens and families looking for wilderness therapy solutions who are struggling with challenges like those below:
– Family Conflict
– Attachment Issues
– Trauma
– ADHD
– Low Self Esteem
– Video Game Addiction
– School Refusal
– Depression
– Bipolar Disorder
– OCD
– Defiance
– Social isolation
– Anger Issues
– Self-harm
– Anxiety
– Academic Failure
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BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Helps Families From Michigan

BlueFire Wilderness helps Michigan families from cities and towns like: Franklin Grosse Pointe Shores Orchard Lake Birmingham Bloomfield Hills Bingham Farms Oakland Northville Township Beverly Hills East Grand Rapids

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BlueFire Wilderness Therapy helps Michigan families from:

Some examples of cities from Michigan which may have families who may be interested in BlueFire Wilderness include: Detroit Grand Rapids Warren Sterling Heights Ann Arbor Lansing Flint Dearborn Livonia Troy Westland Farmington Hills Kalamazoo Wyoming Rochester Hills Southfield Taylor St. Clair Shores Pontiac Royal Oak Novi Dearborn Heights Battle Creek Kentwood Saginaw

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