Teenage Therapy: Benefits of Choosing Therapy Program for Teens

horse 1201143 640 1 300x225There are many types of therapy available for struggling teens. Most approaches, however, have limitations – the most significant one commonly being the fact that very few types of therapy truly care about curing your child. In only too many cases, the therapy is centered around attempting to take a child’s symptoms and making them fit a mold. Unfortunately, unless your child’s issues specifically match a textbook definition of a particular mental illness, this approach only temporarily suppresses the symptoms (at best) or doesn’t do any good (at worst). This is where a residential therapy program for teens can come into play.
Choosing a therapy program for teens offers a wide variety of benefits. For one, a therapy program for teens offers a holistic approach (one that simultaneously targets the body, mind, and spirit). Where other types of therapy focus only on the problem at hand, a therapy program for teens heals the entire environment to ensure that once a problem is gone, it doesn’t resurface. Another benefit of choosing a therapy program for teens is the level of care – your child is more than a patient in such a program. As a matter of fact, a child who enters a therapeutic program becomes part of the family with everyone genuinely invested in helping them get better.

Reasons a Therapy Program for Teens is Right for Your Child

A therapy program fits your child’s issue, not the other way around. With state-of-the-art facilities, highly-trained professionals, and a variety of hands-on activities, a residential program can tailor a therapeutic approach to match your child’s needs. If a certain skill or issue needs to be addressed, it is focused on. Through a combination of individual, group, and family therapies that occur side-by-side engaging physical explorations, a therapy program makes sure that healing happens on every front.
Another important concern to mention is safety. Sometimes, certain activities – rock climbing and canoeing, for instance – seem dangerous. In reality, however, not only are children taught all the proper procedures for participating, but staff closely monitors all activities to ensure that no harm can come to your child. These activities strengthen both teamwork and self-reliance, while offering your child a chance to explore themselves. Through a therapeutic program, your child will be well-prepared to return to a healthy path.

Getting Help with Trails Carolina

Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy program for struggling teens, ages 10-17. Our students commonly deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and other behavioral challenges.
For more information about Trails Carolina, please call 800-975-7303 today!

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Jeremy Whitworth

As Executive Director at Trails Carolina, a leading wilderness therapy program for youth and teens, I oversee operations and collaborate with our leadership team. Since 2022, I've also hosted the Common Ground Podcast for parents: https://trailscarolina.com/common-ground-podcast/ With a background in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education, I've managed adventure-based therapeutic programs across the US and Canada. My experiences in competitive athletics and adventure sports have honed my leadership, risk assessment, and decision-making skills, which I apply to running a successful business like Trails Carolina.

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Trails saved my daughter’s life. Amanda is an amazing human and a brilliant therapist. I am so grateful to her, Science Steve, and the other wonderful people who could reach my daughter at a time when I could not.

Margot Lowman August 2022

Great life changing experience for our son. After becoming addicted to gaming during covid he was very depressed. At Trails he experienced the wilderness, Science Steve, learning survival skills and top notch therapy and support etc… I highly recommend! This gave our son and our family a renewed family bond full of love and excitement about his bright future.

Winnifred Wilson July 2022


Outstanding clinical work and superb staff! There’s a great culture at this company and it shows with how they engage with families/clients.

Kristin Brace June 2022


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