What is Wilderness Therapy For Young Adults in Iowa?

Wilderness therapy helps young adults that need to disconnect from the harmful patterns they’ve become entrenched in, to find growth and healing in a short-term 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 Iowa that need help taking control of their lives.

Without the distractions of modern society, the young adults in our wilderness program can look within for the answers, purpose, and healing they need. The wilderness provides a therapeutic backdrop like none other: nature helps us see ourselves for who we are. With an encouraging peer group, young adults offer one another support, feedback, and friendship. They work cooperatively to build one another up because everyone recognizes they are each on their own journey. Together, they overcome challenges and appreciate the unique strengths that each person brings to the table.

How Does Wilderness Therapy Work For Young Adults From Iowa?



By eliminating day-to-day distractions, young adults have the opportunity to focus on what they really need to: themselves and their future. 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. This additional support combine with our adventure therapy, positive peer group, and unique wilderness setting offers an unparalleled space for young adults to heal and grow. The results are profound: improved confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, and more. Wilderness therapy acts as the impetus for big change and growth. When young adults are feeling stuck, this is exactly what they need.

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


Designed specifically for young adults ages 18-28, BlueFire Pulsar is a wilderness therapy program that understands the unique needs of this population. Located in Idaho, Pulsar helps young men and women from Iowa understand themselves on a deeper level while becoming empowered and independent. 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.

We believe that each young woman and man should be viewed as a whole person and more than 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 provides a highly individualized approach and treatment plan for each client.

Transition Planning is Key for Young Adults


From their very first day with us, we are helping young adults move toward the next step. This starts with a thorough assessment of strengths, areas of growth, and more. It allows us to create a specific programming to meet the needs of each young adult with us. 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:

- Caving.

- Canoeing.

- Whitewater rafting.

- Bouldering.

- Mountain biking.

- Rock climbing.

- Skiing and snowboarding.

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 discover they can be successful in ways they never thought were possible! To learn how BlueFire Pulsar helps Iowa young adults, call (844) 413-1999 to speak with a member of our team today.

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