Group Homes for Young Adults Louisiana
Expanse Wilderness is one of the superior programs for troubled young adults from Louisiana, helping young adult men or women with recovery from process addiction (gaming, gambling), sex addiction (pornography), and obstacles related to mental health, such as autism/asperger's (ASD), eating disorders or narcissistic behavior. Through a highly trained staff of expert field therapists and professional counselors, our program helps our adult wilderness participants to see their challenges from an objective angle and to see that consequences do exist for their actions.
As one of the top-notch wilderness treatment centers for emotionally challenged young adults, Expanse Wilderness may be located outside of Louisiana; however, our program is open to emerging adults ages 18 - 28, from across the country. Many of our young adult clients who participated in our program state that the distance placed between them and home actually helped them to better disassociate from their obstacles and move forward unburdened and focused on their future.
Historically, group homes for young adults had referred to residential facilities for individuals with learning disabilities, cognitive disorders, and severe mental health challenges that prevented them from living independently in the community. However, the term is now more loosely used to refer to any inpatient treatment program that gives living accommodations.
Expanse Wilderness, through their parent company WinGate Wilderness Therapy, also helps adolescents, ages 13-17. For more information, please visit the WinGate Wilderness Therapy program for youth website, or call them at (800) 560-1599.
Providing Rehabilitation Focused Therapy
Expanse Wilderness has taken this traditional model of providing remediation focused therapy and living arrangements to a more practical level. Placing struggling young adult men or women in a wilderness environment has a remarkable effect of simultaneously humbling them and allowing them to see the actual scope of their obstacles and boost their confidence. Being in the outdoors for this extended period of time serves to disable the defensive stance that many young adults from Louisiana adopt that prevents them from talking with and building relationships with the field therapists.
We have family specialists available to answer any and all questions regarding our program model, as well as to help decision-making family members of emerging adults in Louisiana through the application process. Call (800) 685-3059 today!
Mental Health Group Homes for Young Adults
When looking for the best long-term residential care program for young adult men or women from Louisiana, one of the simplest choices to make is choosing between a gender specific program and a co-ed therapeutic program. There are benefits to both program models, however, the real life scenarios that are encountered within a co-ed group home serve to better prepare young adults who may be wrestling with sex addiction (pornography), mental health related challenges, or sexuality issues, for life after treatment.
Expanse Wilderness is co-ed therapeutic program, whose unique approach to wilderness therapy serves to produce consistent results among emerging adults from Louisiana, helping them to address their obstacles, create bonds with their program peers as well as their counselors, and learn essential skills for breaking the negative thought and behavior patterns that prevent them from moving forward in life successfully.
To Better Ensure Lasting Change
This co-ed environment is far from distracting, as opponents argue, as the shared struggle with personal challenges serves to create an atmosphere between peers that is familiar - without any romantic undertones. As part of the treatment received, new communications skills learned are strengthened as troubled young adult men or women have the opportunity to engage these new skills immediately, with members of both sexes who often different styles of communication. This helps to better ensure lasting change and better encourage young adults to apply the skills they've learned in our therapeutic program once they're out in the real world.
Expanse Wilderness is a proud member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, a voluntary organization of therapeutic schools and programs devoted to serving emerging adults and providing them with effective therapy and treatment to help them on the road to recovery. This dedication permeates our program model and is the foundation for our philosophy.
Adventure Therapy Programs
The cornerstone of the Expanse Wilderness program is the belief that emotionally challenged young adult men or women from Louisiana can make the right choices for themselves, they just need to be shown how. The problems these young adults face, such as alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, and other obstacles relating to mental health can all be helped by providing a distraction-free environment that gives them the chance to reconnect with their true self and to see others (parents, siblings, teachers, etc.) as people rather than obstacles and pawns to manipulate to get what they want.
Wilderness therapy is a highly effective alternative to group homes for struggling emerging adults in Louisiana. Without any avenues for escapist tendencies -such as video games, cell phones, or the internet; troubled young adult men or women commit themselves more fully to the treatment, engaging in activities and therapy sessions willingly and relating to their peers in a supportive and encouraging manner. Emerging adults from Louisiana will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of therapies based upon their unique needs and struggles.
The Most Significant Benefits Of Wilderness Therapy
One of the most significant benefits of wilderness therapy is how quickly our adult wilderness participants begin to engage in therapies, reaching out to their field therapists and initiating discussions of what they're experiencing. This is paramount in treating substance abuse and challenges relating to mental health, as it allows our young adult clients to see their struggles from a broader angle and to learn better methods for coping with their obstacles. This enables them to move forward more confidently and more likely to follow through on the recovery process.
Family specialists are available to discuss the benefits that wilderness therapy and our innovative program has for emotionally challenged young adults from Louisiana. Call Expanse Wilderness at (800) 685-3059 to speak to someone today.