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)
Failure To Launch
At blueFire PulsaR we utilize various therapeutic models to support
our clients through their mental health treatment.
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
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.
Studies show that nature itself has therapeutic benefits.
Nature helps blueFire clients:
Reduce Stress Levels
Getting outside naturally helps lower anxiety, depression, blood pressure, and the production of stress hormones.
Outdoor activities spark creative thoughts through visual, physical, or mental inspiration.
Improve Physical Health
Rock climbing, rafting, hiking —all our adventure activities improve our physical and mental health by releasing positive hormones.
Getting sunshine and fresh air promotes the production of serotonin which boosts your mood naturally.
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)
Hear what our clients say about our program:
The PulsaR program at blueFire is excellent – caring staff and therapists at blueFire. I highly recommend.
This is a wonderful program with excellent therapists and counselors!
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.