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Cascade Canyon

Healing for Mind, Body, & Family

Our focus at Cascade Canyon is to provide a home-like environment in a peaceful setting while treating teens as whole people. The program has been designed to take into consideration teens unique needs physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Our Program Design

Cascade Canyon uses a wide range of treatment approaches and evidence-based practices that are meant to equip and empower teens and their families with the tools they need in order to make positive, healthy changes in their lives. Every teen we serve is unique and responds differently to different therapies and activities. Some of the treatments and therapies we use include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Wilderness Therapy

More Than Just Therapy

At Cascade Canyon, we believe in treating the client as a whole person, not just treating their symptoms. In order to make the biggest impact on a teen’s life, we confront issues that all teens face, but some are unable to cope with. In addition to various therapeutic modalities, teens will also engage in the following:

  • Tai Chi
  • Psychoeducation Seminars
  • Yoga
  • Self-Expression Groups
  • Experiential Activities
  • Hiking
  • Journaling
  • Life Skills
  • Empowerment Plans

Getting The Whole Family Involved

Another important aspect of the services is providing support for the entire family, not just the teen. Parents and older siblings will be involved in a family immersion weekend as part of the teen’s treatment program.

The family immersion program is led by our family therapist, Kaley Chiles, LPC, LAC. The program is based on the evidence-based belief that mental health and substance use disorders affect the entire family system, and when the entire family receives treatment, there are improved outcomes for all involved. Some of the things you’ll experience during the family immersion weekend include:

  • Experiential activities such as low ropes courses, equine therapy, or hiking
  • Group therapy with other families
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Psychoeducation seminars
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Community meals shared with staff, clients, and family members
  • Fun and positive activities such as board game or karaoke nights

Learning About Life & Resilience

Our program is centered around our four-week group process topics that help teens understand they have the resources they need to heal themselves.

Week 1: Looking Inward

During the “looking inward” week, teens focus on self-discovery and looking at their true identity. The groups during this week will cover topics like labels, core values, beliefs, how they identify themselves, how others define them, and other topics revolving around who they are as people.

Week 2: Looking Outward

The main focus on week two is relationships. Teens will take a closer look at the importance of boundaries, types of communication, identifying support systems, dating, and familial relationships.

Week 3: Looking Upward

During week three, teens focus on cognitive function and emotional wellness. Topics for the week include things like brain development, mindfulness, forgiveness, acceptance, healing from trauma, nutrition, emotional regulation, and self expression.

Week 4: Looking Forward

The main focus of week four is implementing and living life differently. The goal of this week is to support clients as they transition from being in a residential setting to home. Some of the topics they cover during week four include “what to do when I’m not in residential treatment”, making and maintaining good decisions, creating a declaration of self-acceptance, understanding mental health and understanding addiction.

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