Wilderness therapy, more so than other programs, addresses the various issues youth have that put them in the at-risk category and the behaviors that can prevent them from success. Wilderness adventure therapy can increase self-efficacy, self-esteem, problem-solving and decrease depression and conduct disordered behaviors among other issues at-risk youth may have.
Hannah is a firm believer in adventure therapy and recognizes the power and growth that adventure brings to her students. During her 5 years at Aspiro, Hannah has seen her students develop a more secure identity, develop grit, and embrace their ability to overcome difficult challenges through adventure therapy.
We all want our kids to grow up and be healthy, thriving, independent young adults. One of the primary indicators of whether our kids will thrive after leaving home is something called grit: perseverance and passion for long-term goals.
Is it normal everyday anxiety or an anxiety disorder? These signs of anxiety in young adults and teenagers will indicate if your child needs professional help
Anxiety in teens and young adults is often an issue that goes undiagnosed or unnoticed. The emotion of anxiety is a normal reaction to help deal with stressful situations. But, when one’s anxiety becomes chronic, uncontrollable, or with no root cause or meaning, it can become a true problem, interfering with the quality of life.
The following are potential signs of anxiety in teens and young adults.
Failing college can damage your relationships with friends and family, cause you to develop depression or anxiety, and can even lead to more serious mental health issues like suicidal ideation.
In this article, we provide an overview of teenage boot camps, dispute their therapeutic effectiveness, and review a healthier, more effective alternative to serve teenagers and young adults. We focus on helping adolescents and young adults through a variety of challenges, including, but not limited to anger issues, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, divorce conflict, self-esteem issues, risky/harmful sexual behaviors, school failure, and behavior issues.
This article is written for parents, teachers, school counselors, or anyone needing advice on where to turn to help a teen in crisis.
This article discusses healing trauma in teens and young adults, trauma related to abuse, unhealthy relationships, violence, bullying, and more. We will also discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other common effects trauma has on teens and young adults. We will then share steps parents can take to help their son or daughter as well as professional treatment options.
This article is written for teens in trauma, their parents or caregivers, counselors, and anyone seeking help for adolescents facing trauma.
In this article, we provide an overview of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD in teens and young adults. We focus on helping people with ADHD through a variety of challenges, including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, family conflict, self esteem issues, risky/harmful behaviors, school failure, and behavior issues.
This article is written for parents, teachers, school counselors, or anyone needing advice on where to turn to help a teen or young adult through ADD or ADHD, and the struggles that accompany these diagnoses.
Gender is a Spectrum: How to Support Students and Parents in Understanding the Complexity of Gender Expression and Identity.
Our world has historically been built for those who identify as cisgender (a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth
In this article, we provide an overview of the reasons some teens and young adults are unmotivated and underachieving in school. We focus on aiding these individuals who are experiencing academic failure by helping them work through a variety of challenges, including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, risky/harmful behaviors, substance abuse, and behavior issues.
This article is written for parents, teachers, school counselors, or anyone needing advice on motivating teens or young adults who are underachieving or struggling in school.