Expanse Wilderness is located in Kanab, UT. Currently, this is our only facility located in Utah. Therefore, young adults from Utah, who wish to enroll in our wilderness program, won't be required to travel outside of Utah.

Group Homes for Young Adults Utah - Expanse Wilderness is one of the premier programs for troubled young adults from Utah, helping emerging adults with restoration from substance abuse (including marijuana) or process addiction (gaming, gambling).

Group Homes for Young Adults Utah

Expanse Wilderness is one of the premier programs for troubled young adults from Utah, helping emerging adults with restoration from substance abuse (including marijuana), process addiction (gaming, gambling), and issues related to mental health, such as adoption/attachment disorders, bipolar disorder or anger issues. Through a highly trained staff of licensed therapists and experienced practitioners, our program helps our adult wilderness clients to see their trials from an objective angle and to see that consequences do exist for their actions.

As one of the leading wilderness behavioral health programs for struggling young adult men and women, Expanse Wilderness may be located outside of Utah; however, our program is open to young adults ages 18-28, from across the country. Many of our young adult students who participated in our program state that the distance placed between them and home actually helped them to better disassociate from their issues 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 trials that prevented them from living independently in the community. However, the term is now more loosely used to refer to any residential treatment program that provides living accommodations.

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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.

Giving Transformation Focused Therapy

Expanse Wilderness has taken this traditional model of giving rehabilitation focused therapy and living arrangements to a more practical level. Placing at-risk emerging adults in a wilderness environment has a remarkable effect of simultaneously humbling them and allowing them to see the actual scope of their issues and boost their confidence. Being in the outdoors for this extended period of time serves to disable the defensive stance that many young adult men and women from Utah adopt that prevents them from talking with and building relationships with the therapists.

We have admissions directors available to answer any and all questions regarding our program model, as well as to help concerned loved ones of young adults in Utah through the application process. Call (800) 685-3059 today!

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Mental Health Group Homes for Young Adults

When looking for the best inpatient rehabilitation program for emerging adults from Utah, 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 adult men and women who may be experiencing process addiction (gaming, gambling), mental health related trials, or self-harming behaviors, for life after treatment.

Expanse Wilderness is co-ed therapeutic program, whose unique approach to wilderness therapy serves to produce consistent results among young adults from Utah, helping them to address their issues, create bonds with their program peers as well as their practitioners, and learn essential skills for breaking the negative thought and behavior patterns that prevent them from moving forward in life successfully.

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To Better Ensure Lasting Change

This co-ed environment is far from distracting, as opponents argue, as the shared struggle with personal trials 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 emerging adults 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 adult men and women 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 committed to serving young adults and providing them with effective therapy and treatment to help them on the road to restoration. This dedication permeates our program model and is the foundation for our philosophy.

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The cornerstone of the Expanse Wilderness program is the belief that struggling emerging adults from Utah can make the right choices for themselves, they just need to be shown how. The problems these young adult men and women face, such as alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, and other issues relating to mental health can all be helped by giving a distraction-free environment that provides 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.

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Wilderness therapy is a highly effective alternative to group homes for at-risk young adults in Utah. Without any avenues for escapist tendencies -such as video games, cell phones, or the internet; troubled emerging adults 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. Young adults from Utah 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 clients begin to engage in therapies, reaching out to their therapists and initiating discussions of what they're experiencing. This is paramount in treating substance abuse and trials relating to mental health, as it allows our young adult students to see their struggles from a broader angle and to learn better methods for coping with their issues. This enables them to move forward more confidently and more likely to follow through on the recovery process.

Admissions specialists are available to discuss the benefits that wilderness therapy and our innovative program has for struggling young adult men and women from Utah. Call Expanse Wilderness at (800) 685-3059 to speak to someone today.

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