Wilderness Therapy

    parent child conflict

    Parent-Child Conflict: Changing Family Relationships in Adolescence

    The personal challenges children face as they transition into adolescence are difficult enough as they are; however, their changing perception of their social role can lead to strained relationships with family whose support they may reject during this difficult period. As children grow up, they believe they are expected to become more independent, often very…

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    outdoor therapy for teens with low self esteem

    The 4 for You: Outdoor Therapy for Teens with Low Self-Esteem

    Being surrounded by nature is a place that is conducive to healing. Outdoor therapy for teens with low self-esteem can be extremely beneficial. Low self-esteem can present itself in many different ways depending on the individual. With low self-esteem, teens may find it difficult to navigate themselves socially. The teenage years can be tough. Adolescents…

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    Anxiety in Teens with Autism

    Recognizing Anxiety in Teens with Autism

    Recognizing anxiety in teens with autism is important in getting them the help they need. First, you should educate yourself on the information research has found on the link between anxiety and autism. Here are some ways in which anxiety arises in teens with autism: Specific phobia: a specific phobia, namely an intense, irrational fear…

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    reducing stress in teens

    Reducing Stress in Teens: Benefits Of Green Spaces

    A new study shows that being outdoors can contribute to reducing stress in teens. The psychological benefits of being around green spaces, in general, are receiving growing attention from scientists. Similarly, there is some evidence that exercising in natural environments, as opposed to indoors, improves mental well-being. As a parent you should encourage your teen…

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    adolescent substance use treatment

    You Are Not Alone: Helping Your Adolescent Find Substance Use Treatment

    While experimentation with substances is a common feature of identity exploration, it can become problematic when it interferes with daily functioning and relationships and can lead to later negative consequences and substance dependence. Teenagers who use drugs are more likely to get high out of curiosity or due to peer pressure and sensation seeking, but…

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    seasonal affective disorder

    Benefits of Wilderness Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder keeps individuals from enjoying life to the fullest. While researchers are unsure of what exactly causes SAD, some theories suggest it is light affecting the hormone called melatonin. Seasonal affective disorder impacts individuals differently- some experience more mild symptoms than others. Wilderness therapy lends itself to be an extremely effective measure to…

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    wilderness therapy programs

    Reconnecting on Common Ground: Family Programming at Trails Carolina

    At Trails, our Common Ground programming provides an opportunity for students  to reconnect with their families after being away. The reconnection happens through a series of planned activities and events that span over multiple days. Participating in Common Ground can be beneficial for the family dynamic as a whole. Therapists provide the proper support and…

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    gender identity issues

    Providing Support To All: Trails Carolina therapists discuss importance of accepting and supporting students of all gender identities

    Feeling comfortable in your own skin is extremely important to your overall mental health. At Trails Carolina, we want all students to feel free to be themselves. That’s why it’s so important for us to help students who identify as transgender or gender questioning to feel affirmed and supported in their exploration process. Letting students…

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