What is Wilderness Therapy For Young Adults in Alaska?

Wilderness therapy for young adults allows young men and women the chance to disconnect from negative or toxic behaviors, giving them the opportunity to grow and heal in a short but powerful outdoor experience. For young men and women ages 18-28 that are struggling to find their direction in life, BlueFire Pulsar’s wilderness therapy program could be the answer they are looking for. Based in southern Idaho, BlueFire Pulsar is passionate about helping young adults from Alaska that need help taking control of their lives.

Free from the distractions of modern life, young adults in a wilderness program are able to look inward and gain an understanding of their past, present, and future. The wilderness provides a therapeutic backdrop like none other: nature helps us see ourselves for who we are. With a healthy and supportive group of peers, the young adults share encouragement. They work cooperatively to build one another up because everyone recognizes they are each on their own journey. The group comes together to overcome small and big challenges, and this fosters a sense of unity and community.

How Does Wilderness Therapy Work For Young Adults From Alaska?



By removing distractions, young men and women can take time for self-assessment about where their life is currently and is headed. Having access to additional therapeutic support provides the greatest impact, which is one of the reasons BlueFire Pulsar has our talented clinicians in the field four days every week. Combined with our wilderness setting, healthy peer culture, and adventure therapy programming, this offers young adults a unique opportunity to reflect, grow, and heal. The outcome is transformational: better self-esteem and communication skills, increased confidence, and more. Wilderness therapy acts as the impetus for big change and growth. And when young adults find themselves stuck in a rut, this is what they need to get back on track.

Find Growth and Success in Wilderness Therapy for Young Adults from Alaska


Designed with young people ages 18-28 in mind, BlueFire Pulsar is an adventure wilderness therapy program that is uniquely qualified to support the needs of those in emerging adulthood. Located in southern Idaho, BlueFire Pulsar serves young women and men from Alaska that need time to hit reset and focus on themselves. Our Adventure Therapy program offers a variety of different challenges that improve self-efficacy and increase resilience, while also expanding students’ lifelong hobbies and leisure activities.

At BlueFire PulsaR, we believe that each young adult is an individual and should be treated as a whole person - not just their presenting issues. That’s why we take a holistic approach with our multidisciplinary treatment team (Primary Therapist, Psychologist, Recreation Therapist, Equine Specialist, Family Therapist, Physician/RN) for each client. This offers a very individualized course of treatment for every student.

Transition Planning is Key for Young Adults


As soon as students arrive at BlueFire Pulsar, we are helping them figure out what their next steps toward independent living will be. We use a thorough assessment that looks at each client’s strengths and areas of improvement to begin this process. Using this, we create a program that meets the specific needs of every student. This is one of the reasons that we utilize a combination approach that includes transitional living.

Adventure Therapy Programming 


Along with traditional backpacking, students participate in a wide range of activities, including:

- Skiing and snowboarding.

- Canoeing.

- Rock climbing.

- Mountain biking.

- Whitewater rafting.

- Bouldering.

- Caving.

With all these different activities, students are able to get out of their heads and into their bodies, which is very beneficial from a therapeutic perspective. They are able to find success in areas they thought might never be possible! If you would like to learn more about BlueFire Pulsar and our approach for helping young people from Alaska, call (844) 413-1999 today.

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