Looking for the best therapeutic option for your struggling teen? A wilderness therapy program might be the answer you’re looking for.
Wilderness therapy programs combine the healing powers of nature with evidence based therapeutic techniques including individual therapy sessions, group therapy, and family therapy to address the emotional and behavioral difficulties your teen may be struggling with. At Trails Carolina, our program is committed to helping families find life changing solutions.
What should parents look for in a wilderness therapy program?
When searching for the best wilderness therapy program for your child, there are four specific qualities parents should look for:
- Accredited academics–
When a wilderness therapy program combines therapeutic programming with an accredited academic program, it ensures that your child will not fall behind in school while they are getting the help they need.
- Family focused programming-
In order for the positive changes teens experience during their time at wilderness therapy to become permanent, the entire family should be involved throughout the therapeutic process. Long term success comes from making positive therapeutic changes within the entire family, not just your struggling teen.
- Planning for transitions ahead-
It’s important to make sure the progress made during wilderness therapy is not lost when your child transitions out of the program into the “real world”. A program which takes this transition into account in every aspect of their programming allows for long lasting change.
- Caring, experienced staff-
Wilderness therapy programs with program staff and a leadership team with decades of experience can provide the dedicated attention your child needs to overcome their struggles.
At Trails Carolina, these four qualities are only part of what makes our program so effective. Contact us today to find out what we can do to help your child reach their fullest potential.