Wilderness Therapy For New Mexico Teens

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 for New Mexico teens combines the awe-inspiring natural surroundings of Southern Idaho with evidence-based therapy carried out by highly trained professionals to take troubled teens on the adventure of a lifetime. Through wilderness therapy New Mexico teens struggling with issues from, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), school refusal and anger issues find new, sustainable paths to success. Wilderness Therapy New Mexico

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy helps troubled adolescents from New Mexico and elsewhere ages 11-17. In small groups they may find a more positive and understanding peer group than those left behind at home, increasing emotional development and empathy. The entire family is involved in the process at BlueFire to ensure longevity of treatment once the client has returned home. While immersed in wilderness therapy, clients will find themselves constantly challenged in new and exciting ways, the demands of these challenges encouraging them to be more present in the moment and less reliant on continuous stimulation found in a technologically saturated day at home.

Call 1(844) 413-1999 today to find out more about how BlueFire Wilderness Therapy can help your struggling teen from New Mexico regain confidence and rejoin the path to success.
Wilderness Therapy New Mexico

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:
– OCD
– Trauma
– Social isolation
– Anxiety
– ADHD
– Defiance
– Video Game Addiction
– Self-harm
– Depression
– Academic Failure
– Anger Issues
– School Refusal
– Family Conflict
– Low Self Esteem
– Attachment Issues
– Bipolar Disorder

Wilderness Therapy Can Help Your New Mexico Teen 

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy is a leading residential program for troubled teens from New Mexico. The entire family is extensively involved to ensure the greatest possible outcomes for our clients after they have returned home. Using a combination of evidence based therapies and adventure therapy struggling teens from New Mexico between the ages of 11-17 learn new skills and new ways of understanding any emotional and behavioral problems they face. Wilderness Therapy New Mexico

Although our wilderness therapy program does not take place in New Mexico, we help teens from all over the United States. By being removed from their natural environment within New Mexico, this transition allows for New Mexico teens to fully realize their true capabilities. Old habits and negative peer influences will be replaced with increased self-confidence and healthier attachments.  

Through Equine Therapy, BlueFire helps New Mexico teens explore the nature of the follower and leader dynamic. There is a complementary relationship between horse and rider, allowing clients to witness a mirroring€™ of their own emotions in the behavior of the horse, teaching teens to place more emphasis on types of non-verbal communication. Equine Therapy is an integral part of what makes BlueFire such a successful wilderness therapy program as it works to increase levels of empathy and compassion in our clients.

BlueFire takes a tailor-made approach with each client, taking into account the specific needs of every family from New Mexico. Call 1(844) 413-1999 today to find out how BlueFire can help get the best results for your family!  

Resources

Shifts in Attachment Relationships: A Study of Adolescents in Wilderness Therapy: A research paper written by Joanna E. Bettmann in which there were ninety-six participants who attended wilderness therapy programs. The adolescents were evaluated before and after the attendance of their treatment on their relationships with both parents and peers. By the end of the program she found that some of the participants€™ anger levels had decreased and correspondingly their emotional connection to their parents had increased. Her findings raise the question that programs within which the entire family unit is included may have the best chance of improved attachment relationships; at BlueFire this is of course a top priority.
How Wilderness Therapy Works: An Examination of the Wilderness Therapy Process to treat Adolescents with Behavioral Problems and Addictions : A paper written by Dr. Keith Russell about four of the leading wilderness therapy programs that utilize, as BlueFire does, the family systems approach. This approach places heavy emphasis on the family unit itself, rather than isolating the troubled teen. Russell summarizes in this paper that the combination of this method with the new challenges faced by the young person during their stay at a program, led to a newly strengthened sense of self and emotional development.
New Mexico Wilderness Therapy

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy helps New Mexico families from:

Some examples of cities from New Mexico which may have families who may be interested in BlueFire Wilderness include: Albuquerque Las Cruces Rio Rancho Santa Fe Lamy
Wilderness Therapy New Mexico

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Helps Families From New Mexico

BlueFire Wilderness helps New Mexico families from cities and towns like: Lamy Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Santa Fe Sandia Park Cedar Crest Tijeras North Valley Bosque Farms Mesilla Park Edgewood

Recent Blogs

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