We are excited to announce that BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy launched the first ever kosher and shabbat observant wilderness therapy program for Jewish young adults. BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, is a program of the nonprofit Ramah in the Rockies.
Based 90 miles southwest of Denver, BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy guides Jewish young adults on individualized journeys of self-discovery and healing. Through nature-based therapy, BaMidbar is a stepping stone to independent, healthy adulthood.
WHO WE SERVE
BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy serves Jewish emerging adults (18+) struggling with:
- Substance use disorders
- Failure to launch
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Identity development
- Family, school, and work problems
- Mild self-harm
- Negative life patterns
- Comprehensive clinical assessment
- Treatment planning
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family communication and education
- Family workshop and field visit
- Continuing care and transition planning
- Coordination with home-based providers
- Psychological testing (additional fees apply)
At BaMidbar, we believe that there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" approach. We offer a customized array of evidence-based treatment to help each student find their unique path to wellness. Students ands therapists develop individualized treatment plans based on each student's diagnosis, symptoms, and self-defined goals. Modalities used include Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Approach, and Pastoral Counseling, to name a few.
BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy takes a family-systems approach. Family involvement includes:
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
- Weekly calls with student's therapist
- Bi-weekly family support groups
- Written therapy assignments
- Mid-season family visit, including clinician-led parent workshop and family therapy in the field
BaMidbar accepts students on a rolling admissions basis. The average length of stay is between 8 to 12 weeks, with a minimum 50 day stay.
We are committed to working with families to ensure that they can afford BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy. We have raised significant financial aid to help families who need extra assistance. If you believe this program is a good fit for your young adult son or daughter, and our clinical team agrees, we can work with you to make this experience possible.
BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy is a wilderness therapy program for Jewish young adults that observes kosher and shabbat practices.