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The Selfie Generation: Moving from Struggle to Vitality

Posted on October 4, 2018

Contributed By: Paulina Siegel, MSW, LCSW, CAC II The term “Millennials” has come to mean more than just the first generation to come of age in the new millennium; it has come to represent a stereotype, one that, far from innocuous, can be detrimental to the long-term success and happiness of young adults. Technically speaking, Continue Reading »

Simcha and Sukkot in the Wilderness

Posted on September 17, 2018

By Gabi Wasserman We are currently on the threshold of celebrating Sukkot, the only pilgrimage festival referred to as Zman Simchateinu, “the time of our rejoicing.”  During Sukkot we partake in the mitzvah of leaving our permanent homes of comfort and establishing a temporary residence that is exposed to the outside elements. The BaMidbar student Continue Reading »

A Call To Action

Posted on September 5, 2018

By Rabbi Anat Moskowitz Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught: As often as you can, take a trip out to the fields to pray. All the grasses will join you. They will enter your prayers and give you strength to sing praises to G-d… (The Empty Chair, pg 86) As Rebbe Nachman notes, the prayers of Continue Reading »

Between the Beit Midrash and the Woods

Posted on August 13, 2018

By Dave Yedid Rabbinical student at JTS, Rabbinic Intern for BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, Wexner Fellow and current Rosh Edah at Ramah in the Rockies Now that summer is here, I feel both inspired and exhausted as I reflect on my first year of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. These past nine months have Continue Reading »

The Diary of a Field Guide

Posted on August 3, 2018

By Danit Cohen Lead Field Guide, Winter & Spring 2018 February 27, 10:18pm “It’s so cold here. My feet are wet and I am wearing every single layer in my bag, and still I can’t get ahold of the shivering. People have normal jobs. I could be working a 9-5 office job someplace and be Continue Reading »

What is our clinical approach? An Interview with Clinical Director, Charles Elias

Posted on July 24, 2018

A common question we receive is wondering what exactly is wilderness based therapy. Click here to listen to an interview with our Clinical Director, Charles Elias, who provides a brief overview of our clinical program, and read below for an excerpt from the conversation. At BaMidbar, we provide a wilderness-based clinical approach to therapeutic care. Continue Reading »

Meet Nick: A Q&A on Adventure-Based Therapy

Posted on July 14, 2018

I sat down with our Clinical Therapist, Nick Magle-Haberek to learn about what it is like to be an Adventure-Based Therapist and his practice at BaMidbar. So Nick- Tell me a little bit about yourself: My name is Nick Magle-Haberek.  I’m 37 years old, and when I’m not a therapist I love being outdoors, playing Continue Reading »

Meet Ben: A Q&A on the Family Systems Approach

Posted on July 4, 2018

I sat down with our Clinical Therapist, Ben White to learn about clinical treatment from a family-systems approach and his practice at BaMidbar. So Ben- Tell me a little bit about yourself: I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. In addition to my role as a therapist at BaMidbar, I’m also Continue Reading »

BaMidbar by the Numbers

Posted on July 2, 2018

A look at the numbers from this past season. For all inquiries please contact our Clinical Director, Charles Elias CharlesE@BaMidbarTherapy.org or by calling 720-835-2937.

Wilderness Therapy: As Featured In The Detroit Jewish News

Posted on June 8, 2018

Detroiter helps shape Colorado camp for young Jews struggling with mental health issues. By Julie Edgar Growing up in a Lubavitch home in Oak Park that was open to all Jews but closed to secular values, Hindy Finman reached adolescence in a happy bubble. Other than her kid brother, she hadn’t talked to a boy Continue Reading »

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