How Can Wilderness Therapy Help Your South Dakota 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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At BlueFire Wilderness Therapy troubled teens from South Dakota ages 11-17 go through a real journey of self-discovery leading to long-term improvement in any emotional or behavioral problems they may be experiencing. The varying terrains of Southern Idaho are used as an integral part of the therapy process, allowing our clients to reconnect with the world around them and their true selves. Coupled with simultaneous evidence based therapies – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to name just a few – administered by top professionals, BlueFire leads the way in wilderness therapy programsWilderness Therapy South Dakota

During their time at BlueFire, South Dakota teens can expect to take part in a variety of engaging adventure therapies:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoe and Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding

Taking part in wilderness therapy activities, which are often unfamiliar to the client, leads to a newfound sense of accomplishment and increasing self-confidence in their own abilities. Retreat can be found in the yurts of base-camp where a home away from home is created during the teens stay at the program. Safety is at the utmost importance at BlueFire Wilderness Therapy, with highly trained staff monitoring all activities.  

Learn more about what BlueFire Wilderness Therapy has to offer families from South Dakota by calling 1(844) 413-1999 today!
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Wilderness Therapy South Dakota Teens Find Success With

At BlueFire Wilderness Therapy, South Dakota teens receive a tailor made treatment plan based on their specific needs. No two troubled teens are identical, nor are the environments they have come to a wilderness therapy program from. This is why at BlueFire the client is in charge of what they want to get out of their time with us. Arbitrary and excessive restriction at other programs may lead to teens merely mimicking what they believe is desired of them rather than real long term change that is restorative to the family unit.  Wilderness Therapy South Dakota

South Dakota teens struggling with a variety of disorders and mental health problems can find real value in wilderness therapy. Learning back-to-basics skills without the distractions of modern technology, and being surrounded by the beauty of Southern Idaho can increase the confidence of troubled teens as they face new challenges and realize what they are truly capable of.

Find out more about BlueFire Wilderness Therapy and what it can offer your family by calling 1(844) 413-1999 today!

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

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy helps South Dakota families from:

Some examples of cities from South Dakota which may have families who may be interested in BlueFire Wilderness include: Sioux Falls Rapid Hartford
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BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Helps Families From South Dakota

BlueFire Wilderness helps South Dakota families from cities and towns like: Hartford

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