Deschutes Wilderness Therapy, a premier wilderness therapy program for teens, preteens and young adults with locations in Bend, Oregon and the Northwood’s of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that it is now enrolling adolescent girls in it’s Oregon program.
“For the past eight years we have offered separate adolescent girl programming”, explained Drew Hornbeck, Deschutes Wilderness President and Co- Founder of the program, “but until recently it was limited to our Wisconsin location”.
With the increasing popularity of its compassionate, trauma-informed treatment model and an exceptional reputation for cutting-edge clinical interventions, Deschutes Wilderness Therapy has experienced an increasing demand for gender specific girl programming on the West Coast. We are very pleased to meet the needs of our West Coast families and offer a program that is based on the unique clinical and developmental needs of our girls, said Steve Sawyer, New Vision Chief Clinical Officer and Co Founder.
The program will be lead by Senior Therapist Liz Deardorff, a Licensed Social Worker with certifications in EMDR and Brainspotting, both innovative and powerful tools to support issues around trauma, attachment and anxiety. Standing under the shade of a Douglas Fir tree Liz reflected on her six years at the program. “We’re providing an empowering and safe place for girls to come together, make connections and heal the underlying aspects of their pain. We think this is a very special opportunity for them and we treat it like a gift”.
About Deschutes Wilderness Therapy
Deschutes Wilderness Therapy, located in Oregon, is a nationally recognized outdoor behavioral healthcare and trauma-informed wilderness therapy program that provides teens and young adults immediate intervention and intensive mental health treatment. The wilderness experience allows students and their families to have the opportunity to heal their relationships and foster personal growth.