Director of Admissions
Andrew Taylor
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
Dominical, PUNTARENAS
Pure Life Adventure Logo purelifeadventure.com
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!

General Information

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

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

Group

17 - 30
No
Co-ed Group(s)

Family Participation

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Family Workshop / Visits

-
-
-
-
-

Staff Information

No
1:0
0 Hours
< 10
< 10
No

Clinician Information

> 8
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
2 Days
1
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Equine Assisted Interactions

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
Nurse
EMT
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Injectable Medicine
Less Than 30 Days Sobriety
> Max BMI
< Min BMI
Need for Detox?
No Definitive Guardianship
Pregnancy
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Psychological Evaluations

< 50%

Academic Offering

Yes
Yes
New England College
https://www.nec.edu

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

We've been doing outcomes research since 2018.
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
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> $1000.00
No
No
No
No
< 50%
Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO]
3 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Leased By Program
5 years-Indefinite years
Call for more information
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Mission Statement
Relying on decades of experience in the Costa Rican outdoor industry, our bicultural team provides a therapeutically sophisticated and holistic approach to helping young adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, executive function deficits, trauma, and substance abuse. Pure Life provides intermediate-level treatment, utilizing cognitive-behavioral individual and group therapy in combination with outdoor experiential learning & adventure.