Wilderness Therapy For North Dakota Teens
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy for North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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.
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy helps troubled adolescents from North Dakota 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.
Wilderness Therapy Can Help Your North Dakota Teen
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy is a leading residential program for troubled teens from North Dakota. 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 North Dakota between the ages of 11-17 learn new skills and new ways of understanding any emotional and behavioral problems they face.
Although our wilderness therapy program does not take place in North Dakota, we help teens from all over the United States. By being removed from their natural environment within North Dakota, this transition allows for North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota. Call 1(844) 413-1399 today to find out how BlueFire can help get the best results for your family!
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.
NIDA: The National Institute of Drug Abuse has a great website, full of resources for both teens and their parents. They explain what the exact repercussions of each substance are on the body and provide advice for parents on drug abuse treatment. Additionally, the website features a variety of local resources for parents in search of treatment for their child.
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:
– Anger Issues
– Video Game Addiction
– Academic Failure
– Social isolation
– School Refusal
– Attachment Issues
– Low Self Esteem
– Bipolar Disorder
– Family Conflict
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Helps Families From North Dakota
BlueFire Wilderness helps North Dakota families from cities and towns like: Bismarck Minot West Fargo Fargo Grand Forks Oakes
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy helps North Dakota families from:
Some examples of cities from North Dakota which may have families who may be interested in BlueFire Wilderness include: Fargo Bismarck Grand Forks Bismarck Minot
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