Expanse Wilderness is located in Kanab, UT, and currently does not have a facility located in Virginia. Students from Virginia, who wish to enroll in our program, will be required to travel and temporarily relocate to Utah.

Programs for Struggling Young Adults Virginia - As one of the leading therapeutic programs for young adults from Virginia, Expanse Wilderness guides young adult men and women who may be coping with problems related to their mental or emotional health.

Therapeutic Programs for Young Adults Virginia

As one of the leading therapeutic programs for young adults from Virginia, Expanse Wilderness guides young adult men and women who may be coping with problems related to their mental or emotional health, such as alcohol abuse (dependency), drug abuse (prescription/otc), family conflict, grief and loss, and more. Although Expanse Wilderness may be located outside of Virginia, we accept young adults from all over the United States.

When a emerging 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 everyday issues. Without distractions and negative influences, they can recover 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 Brainspotting therapy, Life-coaching, and Family treatment, that come together to help struggling emerging adults from Virginia develop the confidence and life skills they need to return home and continue on a better path. Emerging adults coping with alcohol abuse (dependency) or drug abuse (prescription/otc) are also introduced to the relapse prevention skills that assist with maintaining their sobriety after returning home.

A three-year study found that young adult men and women who attend therapeutic programs for young adults have a significant transformation 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 providing innumerable opportunities for learning and growth.

Our professional admissions counselors are available to guide the intervening relatives of at-risk young adults from Virginia. Call (800) 685-3059 today!

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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.

Young Adult Transition Programs

Expanse Wilderness is considered one of the nation's premier young adult transition programs, that offers emotionally challenged emerging adults from Virginia with the treatment they need to become healthy and balanced adults with a desire to succeed. From young adults coping with substance abuse to lack of motivation or sexual promiscuity, we have a proven track record for life changing results.

In our remote setting, our adult wilderness clients can develop the life skills they need to return home as productive adults, while also focusing on the problems that have brought them here. The wilderness provides a challenging, yet nurturing environment in which our young adult participants learn what is inside and outside of their control, as well as how to effectively properly deal with 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.

Therapeutic Programs for Young Adults VirginiaAs one of the leading therapeutic programs for young adults from Virginia, Expanse Wilderness guides young adult men and women who may be coping with..

Life Skills for Young Adults from Virginia

Studies have shown that wilderness therapy can be more powerful and create a faster restoration than the types of therapy offered at a traditional residential treatment center. Away from distractions of any kind, the adult wilderness clients at Expanse Wilderness are only focused on healing. This is why wilderness therapy often works for young adult men and women 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 offers only the best options for transformation and life skills training for struggling young adults.

Programs for Young Adults with No Direction

Providing effective programs for young adults with no direction, Expanse Wilderness provides our at-risk young adult participants with the therapy they need to recover from their prevailing issues that are affecting their happiness and success. Research has found that there are more benefits to attending a wilderness therapy program far from home, especially for emerging adults coping with drug abuse (prescription/otc) and/or alcohol abuse (dependency).

Wilderness therapy requires emotionally challenged 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 young adult man or woman to focus solely on why they are here and working to overcome their problems. In our small groups, the adult wilderness clients engage in therapy, while also developing their independent living skills.

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The Benefits of Wilderness Therapy

It is a everyday misconception that struggling young adult men and women who attend outdoor wilderness programs are being punished. They are not. Instead, they are offered a rehabilitating environment that is conducive to restoration and offers 24/7 treatment as one of the key benefits of wilderness therapy.

When young adults are placed in a difficult situation, it provides them with the opportunity to work through their issues 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 transformation.

At Expanse Wilderness, our family specialists are available to give guidance and help to the families of at-risk emerging adults in Virginia. Call (800) 685-3059 today!

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