Treating the Whole-person

A Holistic Trauma & Mental Health Program Tailored to the Individual

All of our programs are customized to the individual and are composed of specialized therapy sessions using the therapy modalities below:

Equine Assisted Therapy

Also referred to as: Equine Therapy, Horse Therapy,  Horse Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

  • Interacting with horses is a powerful way to see our attitudes and patterns reflected back to us.
  • Horses have a completely natural response to our actions and energy.
  • Horses help us build trust and healthy bonds.
  • Interacting with horses is a fun way to be outdoors.
Equine assisted therapy
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Eco Therapy

Also referred to as: Nature Therapy or Wilderness Therapy

  • Nature has a calming and soothing affect that can help us see our patterns and let them go.
  • Learning about and connecting to the natural world and natural cycles helps us see ourselves in a different way.
  • Permaculture design and gardening provide useful, practical ways to engage with nature and the earth.
  • Walking or hiking is a gentle form of exercise.
Happy companion dog

Dog Assisted Therapy - Companion Animals

  • Bonding with and training a companion dog is a great way to form healthy attachments and trust.
  • Animals help us experience unconditional love and an array of positive emotions.
  • Caring for a dog helps build responsibly and grounding into day-to-day life.
EcoArt Group Therapy Photo

Art Therapy

  • Artistic ability is not needed to enjoy and benefit from creative expression.
  • Visual arts help use bypass the verbal mind and access deeper images and impressions.
  • Art helps us express and see things about ourselves that are too hard or difficult to put into words.
  • Viewing and making art stimulates positive changes in the brain.
  • Developing our creativity is empowering and helps build self-confidence.
  • Art helps to improve left-right brain connections.

Somatic Movement:
body & mind

  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Drumming
  • Martial arts & self defense
  • Health and Wellness is the full integration of physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
somatic dance therapy

Group Therapy

  • Finding support and trust in a group is helpful to get perspective and feel connected.
  • Groups provide support and help motivate you.
  • Working in a group builds social skills and helps people feel less isolated and alone.
  • Learning about and helping other people through their challenges is rewarding and builds compassion and empathy.
  • Yoga, Martial arts, Chi Gong
  • Hands-on Gardening & Permaculture Design Classes
  • Dance and drumming
  • Cooking and healthy eating
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Individual  Psychiatric Care

(Psychiatric care is a only included in the Residential Program)

  • A psychiatrist will help diagnose and develop treatments for mental health conditions.
  • Psychiatric sessions help a patient understand themselves and give valuable information about dealing with mental health issues.
  • Currently Rites of Passage uses Dr. Canchola via tele-medicine as acting psychotherapist. Dr. Canchola is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and an advanced nurse practitioner & psychopharmacologist who is dedicated to the delivery of personalized and highly effective mental health services.
happy father and daughter
hiking in nature

Individual Counseling

  • Individual sessions with trained therapists are important to focus in on specific areas and meet individual needs.
  • Specific targeted programs for substance abuse, eating disorders, PTSD, Trauma, personality disorders and other mental health issues.
  • Vocational development when needed.


WellAdditional Therapies and Therapeutic Activities

  • EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique / Tapping
  • Reading
  • Dream-work, ceremony
  • Energy healing
  • Hiking, walking
  • Exercise or workouts
  • Gardening
  • Cooking & nutrition
  • Wellness program


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