Therapeutic Programs for Young Adults Iowa
As one of the premier therapeutic programs for young adults from Iowa, Expanse Wilderness counsels emerging adults who may be experiencing issues related to their mental or emotional health, such as substance abuse (including marijuana), process addiction (gaming, gambling), adoption/attachment disorders, bipolar disorder, and more. Although Expanse Wilderness may be located outside of Iowa, we accept young adult men and women from all over the United States.
When a young adult enters a wilderness, therapeutic program for young adults, they are leaving their unhealthy environment behind for a remote setting that allows them to focus on their common trials. Without distractions and negative influences, they can heal and gain insight into their past behaviors. During this time, they are able to develop the skills necessary to begin making better decisions in the future.
Wilderness therapy incorporates several types of therapy, including Alliance-based therapy, Individualized clinical treatment, and Career assessment training, that come together to help troubled young adults from Iowa develop the confidence and life skills they need to return home and continue on a better path. Young adults experiencing substance abuse (including marijuana) or process addiction (gaming, gambling) are also introduced to the relapse prevention skills that assist with maintaining their sobriety after returning home.
A three-year study found that emerging adults who attend therapeutic programs for young adults have a significant restoration from their dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors, while also significantly enhancing their life effectiveness. This is due in large part to the natural and restorative environment, as well as the group milieu, that helps shift their world views while giving innumerable opportunities for learning and growth.
Our accredited admissions directors are available to counsel the concerned loved ones of struggling young adult men and women from Iowa. Call (800) 685-3059 today!
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.
Young Adult Transition Programs
Expanse Wilderness is considered one of the nation's leading young adult transition programs, that provides at-risk young adults from Iowa with the treatment they need to become healthy and balanced adults with a desire to succeed. From young adults experiencing substance abuse to anger issues or self-harming behaviors, we have a proven track record for life changing results.
In our remote setting, our young adult students can develop the life skills they need to return home as productive adults, while also focusing on the issues that have brought them here. The wilderness delivers a challenging, yet nurturing environment in which our adult wilderness clients learn what is inside and outside of their control, as well as how to effectively attend to unexpected situations.
Using a unique combination of group, individual, and experiential therapy, they learn through our young adult transition programs to look inside themselves to discover the person they truly are.
Life Skills for Young Adults from Iowa
Studies have shown that wilderness therapy can be more powerful and create a faster rehabilitation than the types of therapy provided at a traditional residential treatment program. Away from distractions of any kind, the young adult students at Expanse Wilderness are only focused on healing. This is why wilderness therapy often works for emerging adults who have completed treatment in the past without long lasting results, as well as those who are resistant to treatment or deny they have a problem.
As a proud member of the National Association of Schools and Therapeutic Programs (NATSAP), Expanse Wilderness provides only the best options for restoration and life skills training for troubled young adult men and women.
Programs for Young Adults with No Direction
Giving effective programs for young adults with no direction, Expanse Wilderness delivers our struggling adult wilderness clients with the therapy they need to heal from their everyday trials that are affecting their happiness and success. Research has found that there are more benefits to attending a wilderness behavioral health program far from home, especially for young adults experiencing process addiction (gaming, gambling) and/or substance abuse (including marijuana).
Wilderness therapy requires at-risk adults to leave behind their unhealthy environment and influences and enter a serene and healing setting that is entirely devoid of any distractions, including TV, radio, and phones. This allows the emerging adult to focus solely on why they are here and working to overcome their issues. In our small groups, the young adult students engage in therapy, while also developing their independent living skills.
The Benefits of Wilderness Therapy
It is a common misconception that troubled emerging adults who attend outdoor therapy programs are being punished. They are not. Instead, they are provided a recovering environment that is conducive to rehabilitation and provides 24/7 treatment as one of the key benefits of wilderness therapy.
When young adult men and women are placed in a difficult situation, it delivers them with the opportunity to work through their trials and become the adult they want to be. They learn responsibility, self-reliance, leadership, and the importance of teamwork, while also enhancing their confidence. These are all things that are necessary for long-term restoration.
At Expanse Wilderness, our family consultants are available to offer help and assistance to the family members of struggling young adults in Iowa. Call (800) 685-3059 today!