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
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.
Hear what our clients say about our program:
Excellent program for young adults. The staff is very caring. Jake has been doing a great job in helping our son work through his emotions.
Our son had the best experience in the young adult program. Best of the best therapist and guides. 100% recommended.
I am a past client of blue fire and I can tell you that this was a life changing experience! I was going through a very rough time in my life where I was addicted to technology and angry at my parents for everything, but blue fire changed all of that. I’m reestablishing connections with my friends and family because of blue fire, and incredibly grateful to those who run it for life-changing opportunity like this.