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Exploring Therapy at Summit Achievement: A Path to Personal Growth for Adolescents

Summit Achievement, a therapeutic program for adolescents, offers a unique and immersive approach to therapy. In the heart of nature, surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors, participants embark on a transformative journey towards personal growth, self-discovery, and emotional healing. This article explores the therapeutic aspects of Summit Achievement and the mental health benefits that participants may experience during their time in the program.

Therapeutic Modalities: 

The clinical approach at Summit utilizes a blend of the most effective modalities of individual, group and family therapy. Therapists at Summit pull from a variety of modalities depending on the client’s individual needs, such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, and substance abuse counseling. 

Nature as a Therapeutic Setting:

One of the distinctive features of Summit Achievement is its use of Adventure Therapy. Safely immersing adolescents in the great outdoors provides a break from the distractions of everyday life, allowing them to focus on themselves and their therapeutic journey. Nature has been shown to have numerous therapeutic benefits, including reduced stress, increased mindfulness, and a sense of connection with the environment.

Individualized Treatment Plans:

At Summit Achievement, therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. The program is designed to create individualized treatment plans for each participant based on their unique needs, challenges, and goals. Therapists work closely with adolescents and their families to identify underlying issues, develop coping mechanisms, and set achievable objectives. This personalized approach ensures that participants receive targeted support throughout their experience.

Experiential Learning:

Therapy at Summit Achievement goes beyond traditional talk therapy. The program incorporates experiential learning activities, such as adventure therapy expeditions, team-building exercises and group therapy, academic support and skill building, family therapy and coaching, and much more. These activities provide opportunities for participants to apply therapeutic concepts in real-life situations, fostering personal growth and resilience.

Building Resilience and Independence:

The outdoors challenges participants to step out of their comfort zones, face uncertainties, and develop resilience. Learning to navigate and overcome obstacles in the classroom translates into increased self-confidence and a sense of empowerment. Adolescents acquire valuable life skills, promoting independence and preparing them for future challenges.

Family Involvement:

Summit Achievement recognizes the importance of family involvement in the therapeutic process. The program includes family therapy sessions, parent coaching, a uniquely developed parent curriculum, family visits, and resources such as a parent support group and psychoeducational webinars.

Therapy at Summit Achievement offers adolescents a unique and impactful experience, combining the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness and nature, individualized treatment plans, experiential learning, and family involvement. Through this immersive approach, participants can embark on a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and positive change, laying the foundation for a healthier and more fulfilling future.

To learn more about Summit Achievement or our short-term therapeutic boarding school Summit Traverse, contact Admissions today.