Wingate Wilderness Therapy is an outdoor treatment program using an Alliance-based therapy approach and wilderness therapy for adolescents (ages 13-17).
About Wingate Wilderness Therapy
A former patient of Wingate Wilderness filed a lawsuit against the center. The case closed in 2021. See the case file.
Wingate Wilderness Therapy is an outdoor treatment program that uses an Alliance-based therapy approach combined with wilderness therapy. Wingate treats adolescents ages 13-17 suffering from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and suicidal thoughts. Wingate serves young adults struggling with a variety of clinical, emotional, and academic issues. Their clinical team is experienced in working with a wide variety of clients, but they also have special expertise in addressing complex concerns that may arise. At Wingate, the staff is relationship driven. This philosophy is at the core of their program. They focus on intent, not behavior, and they do not have a level system. Students engage in weekly therapy and family counseling. Wingate removes all distractions and allows the wilderness to enhance the healing process. Students can learn primitive wilderness living like making spoons, fire, moccasins, leather goods, and maybe even a bow and arrows. Intertwined in all of this will be recovery work and recovery meetings. The rest of the days of the week are typical "hiking days." On these days, the group packs up camp and hikes to a new camp. There are chores to attend to in cleaning up camp and in setting up the new site. Hikes vary in length according to the capabilities of the group members, the weather, and the season.
Wingate Wilderness Therapy is located in Kanab, Utah. This ideal location is perfect for wilderness adventures to the nearby beautiful surroundings.
Who We Treat
42 E. Center St. Kanab, UT 84741
A person with multiple mental health diagnoses, such as addiction and depression, has co-occurring disorders. This is also called a dual diagnosis.
Adolescents receive the treatment they need for mental health disorders and addiction, with the added support of educational and vocational services.
This experiential approach uses the physical and emotional challenges of outdoor activities as tools for personal growth.
Individual care meets the needs of each patient, using personalized treatment to provide them the most relevant care and greatest chance of success.
Providers involve family in the treatment of their loved one through family therapy, visits, or both–because addiction is a family disease.
A non-medicinal, wellness-focused approach that aims to align the mind, body, and spirit for deep and lasting healing.
What We Treat
Access to Nature
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While costs may vary due to program length and insurance benefits, it typically costs $15,000.
Kanab, Utah, United States.
The typical length is 30 days.