What is the Wilderness Therapy Method?
Wilderness Therapy is the general term for a variety of outdoor mental health treatment programs and camps typically serving struggling youth and their families. Wilderness therapy programs serve different client populations and age ranges, and host a variety of different offerings depending upon the chosen program.
The Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness therapy model is a holistic one focused on providing early clinical assessment and highly individualized therapeutic treatment for teens and young adults ages 13-30. To create a seamless experience, our students spend the majority of their time in the program outdoors in the milieu. This model ensures that students are developing emotional resilience in the moment and are learning to create a safe environment for themselves no matter where they are.