Clinical Approach

Through nature-based therapy, BaMidbar is a pathway to recovery. We believe that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution.  We offer a tailored mix of evidence-based therapies to help each student find their unique path to wellness.  Students and therapists develop individualized treatment plans based on each individual’s diagnosis, symptoms, and self-defined goals. Modalities used include Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art, Music, Recreation, and Horticulture Therapy, and Pastoral Counseling, to name a few.

WHO WE SERVE
BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy serves Jewish emerging adults (18+) struggling with:

  • Substance use disorders
  • A “failure to launch”
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Identity development
  • Dangerous or risky behaviors
  • Family, school, and work problems
  • Mild self-harm
  • Negative life patterns

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Strengths-based biopsychosocial assessment
  • Treatment planning
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family communication, education, and support
  • Family workshop and mid-season field visit
  • Aftercare and transition planning
  • Coordination with home-based providers
  • Psychological testing (additional fees apply)

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT
BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy takes a family-systems approach, and knows that parents involvement in the program is essential for positive outcomes.  Family involvement includes:

  • Weekly calls with student’s therapist
  • Bi-weekly psychoeducational webinars
  • Bi-weekly family support groups
  • Written therapy assignments
  • Mid-season family visit, including clinician-led parent workshop and family therapy in the field