Wilderness Therapy Programs for Troubled Teens in Washington
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 Washington.
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 Washington, there are plenty of wilderness therapy programs that serve families from all over the nation.
However, parents from Washington 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 Washington
We offer troubled girls from Washington 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 Washington.
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 Washington
24/7 Crisis Lines for people living in Washington: 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 Washington (see below). Help for people from Washington who has found themselves in bad situations should Dial 911 immediately, or call:
Stop Bullying in Washington
CyberTipline, 24/7 US: 800-843-5678
National Bullying Prevention Center: pacer.org
Stop Child Abuse in Washington
Child Abuse National Hotline: call 1-800-252-2873, 1-800-25AB– USE
Child Abuse: To report call 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Crisis Numbers For Teens (under 18) in Washington
Girls and Boys Town: 1-800-448-3000
Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663
Teen Hope Line: 1-800-394-HOPE
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 Washington so that they become self-motivated and governed by the standards Christ set for us.
Washington Suicide Hotlines
Washington Suicide Hotlines: Washington Suicide Hotlines: If you would prefer to call a Washington suicide hotline instead of a national hotline, there are several Washington suicide prevention hotlines available. However, unlike most national options, some Washington hotlines may not be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Washington suicide hotline numbers include:
NAMI Washington: 206-783-9264
Forefront Innovations in Suicide Prevention: 206-543-1016
AFSP Washington Support Groups: 206-459-7617
Safer Homes Coalition: 206-459-7617
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center: 206-744-9430
Elk Mountain Academy is a non-denominational Christian therapeutic boarding school for struggling girls from Washington. We focus on therapeutic intervention, college-preparatory academics, Christian discipleship, emotional growth, and leadership training.