All Kinds of News for December 09, 2020
As the year comes to a close, Trails Momentum, a young adult wilderness therapy program, announces the completion of exit surveys highlighting student progress. One result found that 87% of students that graduate from Momentum feel more confident in themselves and less depressed. A new student testimonial video highlighting a graduate’s experience has just been released in addition to the exit surveys. The graduate, Emily, discusses what brought her to the program, her favorite elements, and how it has helped her.
Emily and her parents decided on Trails Momentum after her anxiety became so overwhelming that she could not leave the house. “I decided it was time and I needed to go work on myself,” Emily said.
Emily enjoys the physical and mental challenges that Trails Momentum provides. Students spend 3-4 days a week at basecamp and then the rest of the week doing off-campus wilderness excursions. The combination of basecamp and wilderness living gives students the opportunity to practice the skills they are learning in therapy in real-life scenarios.
Emily believes that her therapist, Jordan Siegel MSW, LCSW, was the perfect match for her. Jordan has helped her identify why she does many of the things she does, and has provided tools for Emily to move forward in life. “I don’t understand how [Jordan] does it,” Emily said. “She just knows exactly what to say and what I need to work on and just gives me the best way to work on them and improve.”
Reflecting on how therapists like Jordan have helped students like Emily this year, Trails Momentum has announced the completion of an exit survey highlighting the positive outcomes of their program in helping young adults. One result stated that 93% of students left Momentum feeling that they are now better at communicating their feelings to others as well as better at setting goals and accomplishing them.
Trails Momentum continues to help students like Emily learn the tools they need to launch into adulthood. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges, Trails Momentum can help young adults gain confidence in themselves and prepare for the journey ahead.
About Trails Momentum
Trails Momentum is an adventure-based outdoor program for young adults ages 18-25 who are struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Students are guided on a journey of self-discovery where they develop self-concept and are empowered to make the transition into independence. Adventure programming, clinical services, family involvement, college coursework, and social skill development are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills and address clinical and behavioral challenges.