Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy - In our program, struggling teens participate in a backpacking and adventure expedition that combines outdoor living, physical activity, and extensive psychotherapy. Our program stands out when compared to other wilderness programs. The primary difference is that we have a therapist with chemical dependency training who resides in the field with participants throughout the entirety of the expedition. Not for just two days a week, which is the industry standard. This 24/7 access to therapeutic feedback and insight helps create an unmatched therapeutic relationship resulting in remarkable and proven outcomes for adolescents. We have long-term research, which indicates that more than 80 percent of parents and over 90 percent of graduates contacted believed that their wilderness treatment experience was effective two years after the process.
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