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      Experiential Therapy Gets Teens Talking

      You already have a difficult enough time getting your teen to talk, so what more could be achieved through a therapy session that revolves on your teen’s willingness to talk? With more teens struggling to connect with their peers and adults, communication skills are a great need in today’s society. For a teen that does…

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      Why Does Wilderness Adventure Therapy Work?

      The sun is beginning to set over the ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. Hues of rose, saffron and magenta streak across the winter sky as the sun begins to set. The temperature is dropping and you know you need to set up your tent or you’ll have to face the natural consequences of your actions.…

      Teaching Anger Management for Children

      Though hard to believe, children have a lot to be angry about. They’re old enough to know what they want, but too young to always get what they want. Their curiosity and inexperience make them want to try everything, but they might not always succeed. Many emotions and circumstances are completely new, so they do…

      What to Do When Wilderness Therapy Comes to an End

      One of the biggest struggles for a family with a troubled teen, beyond deciding to send their teen to wilderness therapy, is the transition they have to make once the program comes to an end. Although teens make tremendous progress during the program, returning home can result in a step backward if not handled correctly. Family…

      Trails Carolina’s Family Camp Program is Like No Other

      Most teen therapy programs recognize the need for family involvement. In order to ensure future success for your teen, you must create a new environment, improve communication and build mutual respect. Trails Carolina goes deeper than most other teen therapy programs. Besides weekly calls and graduation weekends, which most residential programs have, Trails Carolina also…

      For Stability and Purpose , 5 Traits For Teens To Learn

      So much is about perspective. At Trails, teens’ lives change. Whether it’s from a personal discovery on a multi-day trek, a moment when it clicks while working with a therapist, or taking care of a horse, our staff facilitates a both nurturing and challenging environment where teens learn tools that shape their lives and relationship…

      Wilderness Therapy: Burn to learn, feel better, and thrive

      A Wilderness Therapy Program’s Affect On Teen Perspective and Well-being When students arrive in wilderness therapy they begin a process of discovery about who they are and what they are capable of. Their bodies begin to align with the cycle of the sun leading to improved amounts and quality of sleep. They begin to eat…

      Teenagers with Depression Learn Coping Strategies Through Wilderness Therapy

      If your teen has lost desire to hang out with friends, has difficulty concentrating or remembering, loses appetite, or can’t seem to go to sleep at night, you may write it off as normal teenage behavior. However, if these or other anti-social behaviors continue for any length of time, it may indicate a more serious issue. Teenagers with depression are often times categorized as “just going through changes” or being “overly hormonal,” but when the sadness and retraction do not go away within a few weeks, it is more likely your teenager is suffering from depression and may not know how to cope.