Wilderness Therapy Programs for Troubled Teens in Marrero, LA
Within the last few decades, America (including Marrero, LA) 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 Marrero, LA, 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 Marrero, LA 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 child 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 Marrero, LA area
For moms and dads from Marrero, LA 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 thearpy 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 Marrero, LA area, including:
- attachment disorders
- attention deficit
- eating disorders
- anxiety, depression
- self-destructive or antisocial behavior behavior
- adoption-related issues
We lead troubled girls from Marrero, LA 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 from Marrero, LA
Elk Mountain Academy is the first choice for Marrero, LA parents exploring a top therapeutic boarding school to deliver support to their troubled child taking part in meth abuse/addiction, anger misconduct, or bipolar disorder related challenges. Because working with highly resistant teen girls is challenging, most programs rely on level systems, punishments, and other behavioral techniques to manage a young client’s behavior. Here at EMA, we recognize that the circumstances of one struggling child doesn’t always apply to all of our young clients. Because of this, EMA is dedicated to the life skills development and experiential education for each teen girl, and we do this with professionalism and care.
The treatment program at EMA is in a natural setting, offering a serene environment free of distractions. The objective here at EMA is to assist, guide, and coach parents with a vulnerable and struggling child; through an incredibly difficult time. EMA is here to help parents and struggling teen girls from Marrero, LA! There is hope... and you are not alone. EMA’s vision is to facilitate remediation and peace; all while transforming the emotional and mental health of teenage girls from Marrero, LA. We strive to see your struggling child make a triumphant and full transition into an independent adult, living a life of happiness and dignity.
EMA has transformed the lives of countless troubled teen girls over the years, including many from Marrero, LA. Our approach has improved the lives of our troubled young clients, and their families. We see that struggling teenage girls can grow to be healthy adults with a desire to succeed! EMA understands that in order for our troubled young clients to experience real remediation, the entire family needs to be part of the life skills development and experiential education support that our clinicians deliver. Our family consultants can be reached immediately at (208) 266-1122.
Additional Organizations in Marrero, LA
MENTALHEALTH.GOV: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will launch MentalHealth.gov as an online partnership for those in Marrero, LA exploring information regarding symptoms of mental health issues, how they can get support for these issues, and the ways in which Marrero, LA communities can host conversations on mental health. The website will also include videos of struggling teen girls and young women who share their stories and experiences mental health challenges and their path to remediation.