Programs For Troubled Youth

Our Programs Help Struggling Teens & Their Families

What Are Programs For Troubled Youth?

Programs for troubled youth can be a great way to help teens manage and improve the effects of various mental health and behavioral issues such as anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiance disorder. By providing treatment options that offer individualized treatment plans for each student, troubled youth programs allow young people to address their specific needs in a safe and supportive environment.

These programs focus on helping troubled teens better manage their mental health or behavioral challenges through counseling, peer-support groups, educational workshops, recreational activities, and other forms of therapy.

Many troubled youth programs are designed to provide support from professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors who specialize in working with troubled teens. These individuals help troubled youth identify the root cause of their challenges and work towards positive change.

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Troubled youth programs also provide opportunities for struggling kids to engage in activities that promote good physical and mental health. These types of activities can include outdoor recreation, adventure activities, sports, art therapy, music therapy, equine therapy, and more. Through these activities, adolescents can develop better social skills, practice problem-solving techniques and build self-esteem.

In addition to helping troubled teens improve their overall well-being, programs for troubled youth also help reduce the risk of serious issues such as substance abuse or violence.

By providing troubled teens with support and resources they need to identify and address their mental health or behavioral issues, troubled youth programs can help troubled teens make positive changes in their lives that will have lasting effects.


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.

Programs For Troubled Youth At Trails Carolina

At Trails Carolina, we offer unique, comprehensive therapeutic nature-based programs for troubled youth at our residential treatment center in Western North Carolina.

Our wilderness camp for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 17 offers the benefits of traditional, evidence-based therapeutic practices from our team of mental health experts with adventure activities, accredited academics, and family programming.

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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


Family Education & Growth

Comprehensive therapeutic programs for troubled youth combined with a residential treatment base camp and accredited academics