Wilderness Therapy Programs for Troubled Teens in Missouri
Thanks to today’s rise in troubled teens, residential facilities like wilderness therapy programs are also on the rise - including facilities targeting families from the state of Missouri.
Wilderness therapy programs are residential treatment facilities that have the unique distinction of operating completely outdoors.
According to wilderness therapy advocates, wilderness therapy programs are effective in rehabilitating the negative behaviors of troubled teens largely thanks to their wilderness environment - one that is completely removed from the distractions, and more importantly, the negative influence of the outside world.
While there may not be any wilderness therapy programs in the state of Missouri, there are plenty of wilderness therapy programs that serve families from all over the nation.
However, parents from Missouri considering utilizing this type of treatment should first be made aware of its downside.
Like many of today’s ‘cutting-edge treatments offering the latest behavioral and mental health treatments to families of troubled teens, there are some wilderness therapy programs that are simply out to make a quick buck, understaffed, or clinically untested.
Elk Mountain Academy: A New Kind of Wilderness Therapy Program for Troubled Girls in Missouri
We offer troubled girls from Missouri a unique treatment opportunity in participating in wilderness therapy first and then enroll with us at our residential treatment program.
By receiving both forms of treatment, our students will receive the most effective and consistent care that no two separate programs could possibly provide.
At Elk Mountain, it is our mission to provide excellent behavioral, emotional, and spiritual balance to teen girls whose lives have become unmanageable due to out-of-control behavior.
While our residential treatment center is located in Montana, we have proudly served families from all over the country (including those from ~region) for over 20 years.
Elk Mountain Provides Innovative Therapy, including individual, group, and family counseling to troubled teens from Missouri.
We also provide specialized help for students dealing with trauma and/or abandonment issues. Whatever the underlying issues may be, our goal is to uncover the psychological factors contributing to our student’s unhealthy behavioral choices.
"The Elk Mountain Academy students learn therapeutic tools that will assist them for the rest of her life... to be a healthy young woman."
Students at Elk Mountain Academy live together in our beautiful lodge and meet regularly with their therapist, who helps them confront fears and gain confidence in a safe, nurturing, and structured environment.
Elk Mountain Provides Innovative Therapy, including individual, group, and family counseling. We also provide specialized help for students dealing with trauma and/or abandonment issues.
Girls who are having emotional and behavioral problems tend to be failing in school. So, our on-site, accredited academic program is intentionally computer-based and assisted by a licensed teacher, so that girls get caught up and even get ahead in their schooling.
Regular academic progress reports are available at any time.
For more information regarding our treatment program, please call us today at (208) 266-1122.
Help for Believers from Missouri
24/7 Crisis Lines for people living in Missouri: If any Christian man, woman, or child is dealing with alcohol and drug abuse, anorexia, binge eating, bipolar disorder, Borderline, BPD, bulimia, cutting, depression, sexual abuse, runaways, or self-injury.
List of hotlines for people from Missouri (see below). Help for people from Missouri who has found themselves in bad situations should Dial 911 immediately, or call:
Cutting / Self-Mutilation SAFE in Missouri
(Self-Abuse Finally Ends in Missouri): 1-800-DONT-CUT, 1-800-366-8288
To Write Love On Her Arms www.TWLOHA.com
Overcome Depression in Missouri
National Suicide Prevention Helpline in Missouri: 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)
National Hopeline Network fro Missouri: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) www.hopeline.com
ESCAPE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN Missouri
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
Missouri Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish: 1-800-942-6908
Battered Women and their Children in Missouri: 1-800-603-HELP
Elk Mountain Academy offers families from Missouri affordable, expert treatment for life-controlling issues and disorders in girls, including attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior, and issues involved with adoption.
We lead troubled girls from Missouri 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 from Missouri to seek, trust, and rely on the Holy Spirit, who is their comforter.
Missouri Suicide Hotlines
Missouri Suicide Hotlines: Missouri Suicide Hotlines: If you would prefer to call a Missouri suicide hotline instead of a national hotline, there are several Missouri suicide prevention hotlines available. However, unlike most national options, some Missouri hotlines may not be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Missouri suicide hotline numbers include:
NAMI Missouri: 800-357-0388
Mental Health Association of Missouri: 228-864-6274
AFSP Missouri Support Groups: 205-335-1876
At Elk Mountain Academy we've created an intimate environment where emotional and spiritual growth is personal and rewarding. We aim to lead, mentor, coach, and edify our students from Missouri so that they become self-motivated and governed by the standards Christ set for us.