blueFire PulsaR is a Wilderness Therapy Program that is proven effective in treating a variety of complex mental health issues. Studies have shown wilderness therapy is a thriving clinical modality for those who have exhausted traditional forms of treatment.

Young adults attending PulsaR are able to participate in various healthy, safe activities. The new environment gets them out of their stuck routine, helps them begin thinking positively, and offers opportunities to learn more about themselves.

Mental Health Problems that PulsaR Helps with:

(This list is not all-inclusive)

Depression Outcomes


Anxiety - Outcomes


Addictions - Outcomes


Bipolar - Outcomes


Trauma - Outcomes


Failure to Launch - Outcomes

Failure To Launch

Dysregulated Moods - Outcomes

Dysregulated Moods

OCD - Outcomes


At blueFire PulsaR we utilize various therapeutic models to support
our clients through their mental health treatment.

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We ask all clients and their parents or guardians to complete an evidence-based and internationally used questionnaire called the Outcome Questionnaire (OQ 45.2). This questionnaire measures a client’s level of functioning in:

  • Intrapersonal Distress
  • Somatic Distress
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Social Problems
  • Behavioral Dysfunction
  • Related Critical Items

This data is collected from both parents and clients:

    • Upon Admission
    • Upon Graduation

    Decreasing scores indicate improved mental wellness.

    Emotional and behavioral wellness is marked by the dashed line indicating Clinical Cutoff.

    In accordance with the OQ's Reliable Change Index (RCI):

    Scores that decrease by 14 points indicate lasting, positive change

    Upon Graduation...

    Clients report a


    decrease in dysfunction
    than what was measured at admission.

    PulsaR's OQ Outcomes indicate 2.5x the change needed to show lasting clinical progress.

    blueFire Pulsar Outcomes Moving Forward

    Studies show that nature itself has therapeutic benefits.

    Nature helps blueFire clients:

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    Reduce Stress Levels

    Getting outside naturally helps lower anxiety, depression, blood pressure, and the production of stress hormones.

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    Get Creative

    Outdoor activities spark creative thoughts through visual, physical, or mental inspiration.

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    Improve Physical Health

    Rock climbing, rafting, hiking —all our adventure activities improve our physical and mental health by releasing positive hormones.

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    Boost Mood

    Getting sunshine and fresh air promotes the production of serotonin which boosts your mood naturally.

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    Be Present

    Less electronic stimulation promotes mindfulness, relaxation, and connection, reducing anxiety and stress.

    Research on nature's benefit

    We benefit from “high quality” nature spaces (Nature Research Report, 2021)

    How spending time in nature benefits mental health

    Hear what our clients say about our program:

    Jill, Parent

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    December 2, 2022

    The PulsaR program at blueFire is excellent – caring staff and therapists at blueFire. I highly recommend.

    Jill, Parent

    Debbie, Parent

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    November 19, 2022

    This is a wonderful program with excellent therapists and counselors!

    Debbie, Parent

    Dennis, Parent

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    November 9, 2022

    BlueFire Wilderness Therapy was exactly what our son needed. He was a lost young adult, living through his computer or cellphone screen. He had no human relationships unless they were substance assisted. He had even withdrawn from the family. He had no plans or goals for himself.

    BlueFire gave him time to find himself. It broke the cycle of retreating into a screen or substances. He established relationships with his fellow clients, staff and therapist. He has now reconnected with his family and is making friends. He has found a plan and set goals for himself. This is all possible due to his therapist Jake Tucker and the whole BlueFire staff and community they have created.

    Dennis, Parent

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