Wilderness Therapy Programs for Troubled Teens in Kuna, ID
Within the last few decades, America (including Kuna, ID) has seen the demographic of adolescents deemed, troubled, or out of control, reach epidemic numbers. While experts aren’t sure as to why our nation’s teens increasingly turn to negative behavioral patterns, modern-day issues such as easier access to drugs and the advent of the internet, social media and other screen-based distractions (to name a few) are most likely significant contributing factors.
But with the number of troubled teens rising each year, cities like Kuna, ID so too is the number of residential treatment centers that advertise their services to parents seeking respite and therapeutic healing for their child.
And, while many of these treatment programs are well-intentioned and run by those who truly believe in their program’s treatment model and core curriculum, parents from Kuna, ID and elsewhere are all too often duped into sending their teenage daughter to an expensive program that at best, is ineffective in treating their child’s behavioral and emotional issues, and, at worst, exacerbates said issues even further.
Among these detrimental programs are treatment facilities that pose as wilderness therapy programs for troubled teens when in reality, they are more akin to glorified outdoor boot camps.
With the wilderness industry's increasing popularity and recent mainstream exposure, parents sometimes unwittingly send their children to programs that omit the clinical aspects of wilderness therapy.
Though technically a wilderness program, these treatment facilities omit the very foundations that make wilderness therapy effective, and instead, utilize behavioral modification and punishments to enact change within their campers.
For example, instead of providing experiential group therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy, like the most reputable, adventure-based programs, these facilities merely seek to exploit the natural environment as a means to 'break' their campers, before 'building' them back up again.
These tactics are not only deceitful and misrepresent genuine wilderness therapy camps, they often aggravate the very issues campers were sent there to correct, to begin with.
Considering the average wilderness program is $500 dollars per day with a $3,000 dollar enrollment fee (not including what it would cost to transport said teen through a transport company two or more times) choosing this route of treatment is quite expensive.
Legitimate and Cost-effective Wilderness Therapy Programs for teens from the Kuna, ID area
For moms and dads from Kuna, ID unwilling to pay double (or potentially triple) for a wilderness program for their teenage daughter, there are cost-effective and dynamic treatment options to consider - like that of Elk Mountain Academy.
Elk Mountain Academy is a Christ-centered wilderness therapy program and residential treatment center for troubled teenage girls.
Elk Mountain Academy offers affordable, expert treatment for life-controlling issues and disorders in girls from the Kuna, ID area, including:
- attachment disorders
- attention deficit
- eating disorders
- anxiety, depression
- self-destructive or antisocial behavior behavior
- adoption-related issues
We lead troubled girls from Kuna, ID to seek truth and to trust in the Holy Spirit, our Holy Comforter who was given to all believers in Christ. At EMA we coach and train our students to seek, trust, and rely on the Holy Spirit, who is their comforter.
For more information regarding our treatment program, please call us today at (208) 266-1122.
Support for Parents of Troubled Adolescents in Kuna, ID
Elk Mountain Academy is the trusted choice for parents from Kuna, ID who may be searching for the optimal therapeutic boarding school to provide direction for their at-risk child who may be battling seasonal affective disorder, alcohol dependence, or peer conflict related obstacles. Here at Elk Mountain, parents and families from Kuna, ID can expect only the best results from our compassionate and professional counselors. Our research-validated approach to a variety of relevant residential treatment strategies (equine, life training, behavioral therapy) and outdoor recreation and adventure therapy has proven to deliver tremendous success!
It’s our absolute respect for every teen student (and family) that we work with that sets our therapeutic boarding school apart from the others. EMA’s counselors acknowledge and appreciate the common issues that teens from Kuna, ID are faced with every day. With decades of collective experience in the residential treatment center industry, our counselors can quickly identify and help behavioral or process addiction (porn, gaming) trials, obstacles related to seasonal affective disorder, and the causes for anger.
Our purpose is to see your troubled child make a successful transition into adulthood, while living independently as a dignified young adult. Don’t hesitate to contact Elk Mountain’s admissions specialists for more information regarding enrollment, tuition, and insurance options. For testimonials from current and past Elk Mountain families, reach out to our team; call one of our professional admissions specialists at (208) 266-1122, and discover how we can provide a variety of relevant residential treatment strategies (equine, life training, behavioral therapy) for your at-risk child today!
Additional Partnerships in Kuna, ID
NATSAP FOR PARENTS: NATSAP is a volunteer membership organization who supports therapists and programs in Kuna, ID with their efforts to help troubled adolescent girls and young women; and their families. NATSAP realizes that, as a parent, this is an incredibly stressful and difficult time for you. This is why they strive to deliver the necessary resources available to help you match the unique needs of your child with a particular treatment center for struggling youth or young women in Kuna, ID; that would best benefit them. Provided is a list of articles offering support to you during this difficult time, as well as suggested questions for you to consider before making a final placement selection.