Director of Admissions
Carrie Weatherhead, LCSW
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
Dominical, PUNTARENAS
purelifeadventure.com
Located in the beautiful country of Costa Rica, Pure Life by Aspiro provides a holistic, adventure-based approach to young adult therapy. Adventures provide students with the opportunity to overcome challenges and build self-esteem. The program is designed to help individuals, ages 18-30 (will consider motivated 17+ year olds), who are struggling with the transition to emerging adulthood due to anxiety, depression, or personal issues. Students who are appropriate for Pure Life’s program may have been diagnosed with any of the following: • Anxiety • Depression • Executive Function Deficits • ADD/ADHD • Trauma/PTSD • Substance Abuse • Gaming/Screening Addictions The average stay at Pure Life is 90 days. Students participate in weekly adventure itineraries, with a group of up to 8 peers. These adventures might include hiking, rafting, surfing, or cultural homestays. The program integrates healthy living principles like exercise, mindfulness, yoga, healthy eating, and personal hygiene, with adventure and traditional talk therapy. At least once per week students will meet with their clinical therapist to discuss progress and challenges. Students will also participate in overtly therapeutic group activities. * * *We are able to provide bilingual (Spanish to English) services to all clients from admission --> treatment.* * * For more information, please visit our website link to the right.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Leased By Program
5 years-Indefinite years
-

Wilderness Therapy Model

Base Camp | Adventure Therapy
Not Applicable
Yes
Not Applicable
0 Weeks

Group

17 - 30
No
Co-ed Group(s)
Call For More Information

Family Participation

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Family Workshop / Visits

-
-
-
-
-

Staff Information

No
1:0
0 Hours
< 10
< 10
No

Clinician Information

< 8
> 50%
2 Days
Call for more information
Meditation
Yoga

Medical / Wellness

N/A, we do not adjust meds in the field
> 50%
Nurse
Physician / MD
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
< Min BMI
Need for Detox?
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Offering

Yes
No

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

No
No

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
> $500.00
Call for more information
No
No
No
No
> 50%
San Jose [SJC]
3 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Leased By Program
5 years-Indefinite years
-

Wilderness Therapy Model

Base Camp | Adventure Therapy
Not Applicable
N/A
Not Applicable
12 Weeks
No

Group

Must be 18+ to enroll
Co-ed Group(s)

Family Participation

Recommended by Program
-
-
-
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
-
Recommended by Program
Weekly parent coaching with the therapist

Family Workshop / Visits

Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program

Staff Information

Yes
1:3
1:4
8 Hours
< 10
< 10

Clinician Information

Max 8 Students
> 50%
2 Days
1
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
Nurse
Physician / MD
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Injectable Medicine
Less Than 30 Days Sobriety
> Max BMI
< Min BMI
Need for Detox?
Pregnancy
Call For more information
|

Psychological Evaluations

< 50%

Academic Options

No
No
No
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
> $500.00
Call for more information
No
No
Private / Self Pay
Call For More Information
< 50%
San Jose [SJC]
3.5 Hours
Mission Statement
We facilitate powerful therapeutic experiences which give students the tools to thrive and flourish.