Beginning With The End in Mind – Wilderness Therapy in a Residential Treatment Center
Research demonstrates better post-treatment outcomes when youth participate in wilderness therapy in conjunction with clinical therapy in residential treatment. This addition of adventure therapy here at Ozark Trails Academy is consistent with that research and is what is going to help your teen start to reconnect with his/herself, you and others.
This is part of the beauty of our unique location – there is so much to do here that the experiences themselves end up doing the teaching for us. These experiences along reflection as a group and alone are designed to help your teen to process emotions, examine their own behavior, interact socially, develop relationships and improve self-esteem.
These types of experiences can help your teen start to make real, lasting change, the kind that comes from deep in the heart.
Facets of Our Program
- Adventure therapy
- Experiental learning
- Emotional processing
- Peer dynamics
- Group processing
- Life skills
- Clinical therapy
We believe that the unique environment here at Ozark Trails Academy offers a one-of-a-kind space for teens like yours to learn, grow and develop life skills that will help them succeed in life, long after they’ve graduated.
This is made possible with unlimited access to spring rivers, caves, climbing, hiking, equine, and biking trails, that provide the perfect balance of nature, with a safe home-type environment.
The environmental components at Ozark Trails allow for an intensive clinical experience to occur while methodically, comprehensively and thoroughly addressing each student’s treatment needs.