Individual Adult Wilderness Therapy
DATES: TBD by client and therapist
TIME: TBD by client and therapist
COST: Varies due to duration and level of hike
AGE: 18 and older
LOCATION: TBD by client and therapist. Also depends on client’s abilities and comfort level.
The Wilderness Therapy program caters to the client and their wants/needs. We work with you to discuss what type of hike you would like to do. This may be a simple hike around the foothills or a 14er climb. We (the client and therapist) will decide on the destination, what time to meet, and the expected duration. You must have their own car and be able to drive separately from me (the therapist) to the trail head. This is due to ethical and legal guidelines. You can meet the therapist at the office and follow the therapists car so that everyone arrives at the same time and does not have difficulty with directions. Before a hike takes place, the therapist and client must have a 1-hour intake session to meet on a separate day/time. During the intake, we will discuss goals together and make sure it is a good fit. During this time guidelines, requirements, and supply list are also discussed.
How is therapy integrated?
During the climb, your therapist will encourage you to speak about whatever is on your mind. It is very similar to a typical counseling session, but minus the couch! Just like a regular counseling session, we will still engage in conversation with one another. While hiking, you can share their thoughts and feelings about anything that is on your mind. Together, we will work through the primary reason you sought out services. The benefit is that we can get more one on one time together and you are in nature. We believe that it is when you’re out in the elements that you truly find out more about who you are and where you want to be in life!