Teen and Young Adult Residential Program for Trauma and Mental Health

Located in Delta County, Colorado

Our teen & young adult residential program is built on an ecotherapy model including specialized Equine Assisted Therapy sessions and wilderness therapy. The program is flexible and can be customized to meet each participant's needs. Psychiatric staff are available.

Four or more hours per day will be spent in personalized sessions. Our teen program shares most of the session components of the adult residential therapy program, but with some additional options.

Additional components for teens and young adults:

  • Tutoring and managing school work.
  • Valuing Cultural Diversity program -  understanding and valuing differences in others. Using those differences to enhance problem solving.
  •  Just Say Whoa Program - for defiant, high-risk youth.
  • Weekend therapy is more limited than the adult programs to extra allow time for school work.
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If you’re searching for a therapeutic option that can work for your teen or young adult, Wilderness therapy for our teen or young adults have been shown to be highly effective.

Wilderness therapy programs Rites of Passage Wilderness can help your child get the help they need.

At Rites of Passage, LLC troubled teens from Colorado ages 10-17 go through a real journey of self-discovery leading to long-term improvement in any emotional or behavioral problems they may be experiencing. The varying terrains in the mountains of Color are used as an integral part of the therapy process, allowing our clients to reconnect with the world around them and their true selves. Coupled with simultaneous evidence based therapies – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and various ecotherapy modalities to name just a few – administered by top professionals, Rites of Passage, LLC leads the way in wilderness therapy programs, while also providing time for teens and young adults to accomplish online school time to keep their academics current.

During their time at Rites of Passage, LLC Colorado teens and young adults can expect to take part in a variety of engaging adventure therapies:

  • Hiking
  • Canoe and Kayaking
  • Various Ecotherapy Modalities
  • Permaculture
  • Art Therapy
  • Horse Therapy

Taking part in wilderness therapy activities, which are often unfamiliar to the client, leads to a newfound sense of accomplishment and increasing self-confidence in their own abilities. Retreat can be found in the rooms and tents of both the facility itself and base-camp for overnights where a home away from home is created during the teens stay at the program. Safety is at the utmost importance at Rites of Passage, LLC  Wilderness Therapy, with highly trained staff monitoring all activities.

Through wilderness therapy, teens are removed from their natural environment and any negative stimulus that they are used to. This allows them to focus on building up their self-confidence and strengthening their sense of self. This removal will of course be temporary so we try and keep loved ones involved every step of the way. By recognizing the vital importance of the entire family unit the lessons learnt at the program stand a much stronger chance of permanence once the troubled teen has returned home.

There are 10 spots available for teens and young adults at any one time. There is separate housing for female and male participants. We keep the groups small and focused. It is about teens and young adults learning to value themselves and work well with others. Teen program for ages 10 to 18 years. Young Adults program for ages18 to 25 years.

The program is 3-6 months and is self-pay, not covered by insurance.



(This program is not affiliated in any way with the Nevada based Rite of Passage Teen program.)

Please note: this is not a detox facility.