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Age Group(s): Teens, Young Adults

Gender(s): Male, Female, Transgender

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Located in Costa Rica, Pure Life provides a holistic, adventure-based approach to young adult and adolescent therapy. Our students participate in novel adventures including– surfing, rafting, backpacking, equine-assisted interactions, & internationally recognized certifications.

Young people who struggle with anxiety, lack of motivation, depression, & social skills may find their problems getting worse under the pressure of adulthood. Pure Life’s Adventure Therapy students are typically facing challenges associated with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, screening/gaming abuse, executive function deficits, low motivation, adoption, low self-esteem, body image, & trauma.

Individuals attending our program have a willingness to change. Pure Life is open to young adults from 17-30. Our students work on their social skills, leadership skills, life planning skills, & vocational development. Through cultural immersion, community service, & adventure-based activities, our students develop the skills & experiences necessary to get them through difficult adult transition so they can thrive and flourish on their own.

We are a small owner-operated organization with owners on the ground in Costa Rica working directly with our clients. We are able to provide bilingual (Spanish to English) services to all clients from admission –> treatment.*

College credit coming soon!

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Leased By Program

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
N/A

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Religious Affiliation?
N/A

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
N/A

Maximum Age of Participants
N/A

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
N/A

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
N/A

Average Length of Stay (months)
N/A

Maximum Enrollment
N/A

Location of Program
N/A

Dorm/Housing
N/A

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
N/A

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
N/A

Family Involvement
N/A

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
N/A

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
N/A

Percentage of Private Pay Students
N/A

Percentage of School Funded Students
N/A

Percentage of State Funded Students
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Wilderness Therapy Model
Base Camp | Adventure Therapy

Number of Phases or Levels
Not Applicable

If program has phases/levels, are they tied to privileges?
Yes

Percentage of students who complete all phases/levels prior to leaving the program
Not Applicable

Average Length of Stay
0

Religious Affiliation
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
0

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
0

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Therapist average case load
0

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
N/A

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
No

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
0

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
0

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
0

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist
Contracted psychiatrist as needed

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
N/A

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
< 50%

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
N/A

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:0

Does program run background checks on all staff?
No

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
No

If Yes, what is it?
High School Diploma

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
0

Are night staff awake or asleep
N/A

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
N/A

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
1:0

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
N/A

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
N/A

Academic Calendar
N/A

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
N/A

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
N/A

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
N/A

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
< 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Link to the study that the organization is part of
We’ve been doing outcomes research since 2018.

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
> 8

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
2

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
1

Integrated Wellness Support
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Other

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
Yes

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
Not Applicable

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
No

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
< 50%

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
No

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
N/A

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Leased By Program

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
N/A

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Religious Affiliation?
N/A

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
N/A

Maximum Age of Participants
N/A

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
N/A

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
N/A

Average Length of Stay (months)
N/A

Maximum Enrollment
N/A

Location of Program
N/A

Dorm/Housing
N/A

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
N/A

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
N/A

Family Involvement
N/A

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
N/A

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
N/A

Percentage of Private Pay Students
N/A

Percentage of School Funded Students
N/A

Percentage of State Funded Students
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Wilderness Therapy Model
N/A

Number of Phases or Levels
N/A

If program has phases/levels, are they tied to privileges?
N/A

Percentage of students who complete all phases/levels prior to leaving the program
N/A

Average Length of Stay
0

Religious Affiliation
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
0

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
0

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Therapist average case load
0

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
N/A

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
No

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
0

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
0

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
0

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist
N/A

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
N/A

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
N/A

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
N/A

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:0

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?
N/A

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
0

Are night staff awake or asleep
N/A

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
N/A

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
1:0

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
N/A

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
N/A

Academic Calendar
N/A

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
N/A

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
N/A

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
N/A

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
N/A

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
N/A

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
N/A

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
N/A

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A