blueFire PulsaR Expands its Young Adult Programming with the Support of Milieu Therapist Liz Santone
blueFire PulsaR, an innovative and comprehensive wilderness and adventure-based program for young adults aged 18 to 28, has expanded its programming with the integration of a full-time Milieu Therapist working specifically with this age group.
Liz Santone, LPC and soon-to-be Ph.D., joined the blueFire team in 2021 and since then has become an integral part of the PulsaR programming. Milieu Therapists, like Liz, work to create an immersive, structured community that is focused on helping young adult students develop skills and behaviors that will enable them to live healthier lives in a larger society. Quite a lot of the students coming into blueFire PulsaR suffer from issues such, but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, and addictions, most notably of late being tech addictions.
With the rising usage of technology, there have also been rising rates of tech addiction, especially in the young adult population. Researchers have found that those who are addicted to technology show similar brain patterns and neural patterning to those who are addicted to substances. Wilderness therapy programs such as blueFire have been shown to have profound effects on addiction, as they remove the individual from the direct source and place them in the healing environment of nature.
In addition to the wonderful healing benefits of being outside and away from technology, blueFire Wilderness and PulsaR also supports their students through the use and integration of many different types of therapies such as Equine, Art, Recreation, Cognitive Behavioral, and Milieu Therapy.
BlueFire Wilderness is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Boise, Idaho that offers teens ages 11-17 a comprehensive adventure experience. BlueFire Wilderness combines clinical expertise, academic assessments, and a family systems approach to help teens struggling with emotional, behavioral and social challenges.
About blueFire PulsaR
To learn more about blueFire PulsaR visit https://bluefirepulsar.com or call (844) 413-1999 for more information.