Family Therapy Common Ground

A Family Therapy Experience on Common Ground

Common Ground Experience

For many families, the 2-day graduation experience offered to all Trails families doesn’t quite provide enough time and support to transition from Trails. This is why we created Common Ground: an exclusive 4-day adventure family therapy experience that offers a steady transition from Trails for an additional charge.

For more information about Common Ground, please contact us at 800-975-7303.

Your whole family has done the work, made significant progress, and can now come together to reconnect. Common Ground adds an extra level of support and guidance that some families need to start off on the right foot.

Common Ground is a multi-day program providing Trails student graduates and families the proper support and time to reconnect after their time apart. We offer a combination of family therapy activities that are not only fun but beneficial for the family dynamic. 


90% of students showed improvement in Extremely Significant Symptoms of anxiety and depression 12 months after graduation


Wilderness Therapy

We believe that a wilderness setting enhances the benefits of therapy.


Lasting Change

We believe that practicing and applying the lessons learned in the wilderness to everyday situations promotes lasting change.


Family Involvement

We believe that families benefit from being involved in their child's process.

Trails Carolina’s wilderness therpay programs are dedicated to helping adolescents and teens work through behavioral or emotional difficulties, build trusting relationships with their family and peers, and achieve academic success.

What Will My Family Do During Common Ground?

During the four days, your family may participate in ventures such as:

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing
  • Low ropes courses

These adventure family therapy experiences are meant to inspire the whole family—siblings, parents, and students—to share laughter and fun while creating stronger bonds and family memories. In our structured Common Ground experience, families have the opportunity to practice new home agreement skills in a supportive environment. We focus on allowing your family to reconnect, celebrate, practice, and ease the anxiety of transitioning from Trails Carolina.

Family Workshops At Trails Carolina

Our Common Ground adventure family therapy experience happens on an entirely separate, equally beautiful campus from the regular Trails Carolina one. This is meant to be a place where every member of the family can discuss and reach common ground with each other before moving on to the next step for your family—whether that’s returning home or progressing to further treatment.

At Trails, we understand that this experience is similar to leaving the hospital with a newborn. There is fear mixed with hope and excitement for a new journey.  Common Ground offers families a unique opportunity to forge stronger ties with one another that can inspire continued growth and happiness for the entire family. This is why we’re here to support your family and make the transition easier on everyone through Common Ground.

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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