Therapeutic Programs for Young Adults Louisiana
As one of the top therapeutic programs for young adults from Louisiana, Expanse Wilderness supports emerging adults who may be suffering from challenges related to their mental or emotional health, such as drug addiction (dependency), alcohol abuse (dependency), gender issues, learning differences, and more. Although Expanse Wilderness may be located outside of Louisiana, we accept young adult men or 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 typical dilemmas. Without distractions and negative influences, they can change 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 Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Somatic experiencing therapy, and Individualized clinical treatment, that come together to help emotionally challenged young adults from Louisiana develop the confidence and life skills they need to return home and continue on a better path. Young adults suffering from drug addiction (dependency) or alcohol abuse (dependency) 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 remediation 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 offering innumerable opportunities for learning and growth.
Our experienced family consultants are available to support the families of troubled young adult men or women from Louisiana. 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 premier young adult transition programs, that provides struggling young adults from Louisiana with the treatment they need to become healthy and balanced adults with a desire to succeed. From young adults suffering from substance abuse to failure to launch or personality disorders, we have a proven track record for life changing results.
In our remote setting, our adult wilderness students can develop the life skills they need to return home as productive adults, while also focusing on the challenges that have brought them here. The wilderness offers a challenging, yet nurturing environment in which our young adult clients learn what is inside and outside of their control, as well as how to effectively handle and resolve 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 Louisiana
Studies have shown that wilderness therapy can be more powerful and create a faster change than the types of therapy provided at a traditional long-term residential rehab center. Away from distractions of any kind, the adult wilderness 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 remediation and life skills training for emotionally challenged young adult men or women.
Programs for Young Adults with No Direction
Offering effective programs for young adults with no direction, Expanse Wilderness offers our troubled young adult clients with the therapy they need to change from their frequent dilemmas that are affecting their happiness and success. Research has found that there are more benefits to attending a wilderness treatment program far from home, especially for young adults suffering from alcohol abuse (dependency) and/or drug addiction (dependency).
Wilderness therapy requires struggling 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 challenges. In our small groups, the adult wilderness students engage in therapy, while also developing their independent living skills.
The Benefits of Wilderness Therapy
It is a typical misconception that emotionally challenged emerging adults who attend accredited outdoor therapy programs are being punished. They are not. Instead, they are provided a transforming environment that is conducive to change and provides 24/7 treatment as one of the key benefits of wilderness therapy.
When young adult men or women are placed in a difficult situation, it offers them with the opportunity to work through their dilemmas 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 remediation.
At Expanse Wilderness, our admissions directors are available to deliver support and direction to the relatives of troubled young adults in Louisiana. Call (800) 685-3059 today!