Adventure Based Counseling
Mountainside is a pioneer of adventure-based substance abuse treatment. We provide clients with unique opportunities to address doubts and fears and to productively overcome challenges.
Each activity is led by a trained experiential therapy counselor who ensures our clients’ physical safety during activities and helps them to process their thoughts and emotions afterward.
Invaluable benefits include:
- Personal growth and change
- Increased self-esteem and confidence
- Improved communication, teamwork, and trust-building skills
- Appreciation of nature and spirituality
- Fun and excitement without substances
- Deeper immersion in substance abuse treatment
Change in Action (CIA)
A three-day, two-night wilderness-based experience during which participants focus on increased self-awareness, healthy decision-making, building positive relationships, taking personal responsibility, service work, and spirituality.
Hikes and Walks
Guided hikes on various scenic trails and to the peak of the mountain provide opportunities to de-stress, commune with nature, and explore inner thoughts.
Instructor-led aerobic sessions incorporating interval and strength training exercises.
High Ropes Course
A custom-built ropes course 30 feet in the air helps clients overcome fears while also practicing cooperation, decision-making, and positive risk-taking.
Low Ropes Course
A ropes course several feet in the air helps clients face adversity, build trust, and cultivate teamwork.
Indoor and outdoor rock climbing walls help clients to develop focus, determination, and body awareness.