Wilderness Therapy Can Help Your Ohio Teen

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 leading residential program for troubled teens from Ohio. 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 Ohio between the ages of 11-17 learn new skills and new ways of understanding any emotional and behavioral problems they face. Wilderness Therapy Ohio

Although our wilderness therapy program does not take place in Ohio, we help teens from all over the United States. By being removed from their natural environment within Ohio, this transition allows for Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio. Call 1(844) 413-1999 today to find out how BlueFire can help get the best results for your family!  
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Wilderness Therapy For Ohio Teens

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy for Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy helps troubled adolescents from Ohio 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 Ohio regain confidence and rejoin the path to success.

Resources

Why Wilderness? How Therapeutic Outdoor Programs Help Troubled Teens: Hugh C. McBride’s article offers a brief history of wilderness therapy programs and a three-step outline of how they operate. He highlights that time free from the stimulation-intensive world€™ we live in today plays a huge part in the success of the therapy.
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.

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

Some examples of cities from Ohio which may have families who may be interested in BlueFire Wilderness include: Columbus Cleveland Cincinnati Toledo Akron Dayton Parma Canton Youngstown Lorain Hamilton Springfield Kettering Elyria Lakewood
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BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Helps Families From Ohio

BlueFire Wilderness helps Ohio families from cities and towns like: The Village of Indian Hill Gates Mills New Albany Terrace Park Pepper Pike Moreland Hills Granville Upper Arlington Put in Bay Galena

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