Star Guides Wilderness

Treatment Center, LCSW

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Star Guides Wilderness

Treatment Center, LCSW

Navigation to Healthy Sexuality

STAR Guides is an outdoor therapeutic program designed for youth and young adults who are struggling with problematic sexual behavior. STAR Guides provides families with navigation through these challenges. Regardless of past behaviors, we believe that all youth can learn to achieve healthy sexuality. Research suggests that for many, sexual problematic behavior first begins during the adolescent years. STAR Guides helps youth to deal with these problems while they are still young. Many youth in today's modern world find themselves lost and in need of direction as they attempt to navigate the thick darkness that accompanies sexual behavior problems. Just as the ancient peoples of the world, they are in need of STAR Guides. Based in beautiful St. George, Utah the program provides teens and young adults with a high impact, life-changing therapeutic wilderness experience in the heart of the majestic red rock of the high desert of Southern Utah. STAR Guides is the ideal intervention for individuals needing to learn to manage problematic sexual behaviors that they have been unable to manage previously.

Help for Pornography and Cyber-sex Addiction

The first of its kind nationally, STAR Guides offers wilderness therapy that has been uniquely designed for adolescent males combating pornography addiction, cyber-sex addiction, and other compulsive sexual behaviors. This is a particularly effective intervention for those who have been unsuccessful in the past in breaking free from their addictions. Completely unplugged from technology and modern society, addicted teens learn new ways to deal with difficult emotions and problems while exploring the remote high desert of Utah. This life changing experience provides youth with the foundation to build their adult life, free from sexual addiction. Youth who participate in the program come to more fully understand pornography and sexual addiction and the accompanying behaviors while being provided the opportunity to develop skills to eliminate the addictions from their lives. Youth gain awareness of the addiction cycle, the science of pornography addiction, the underlying emotional issues leading to addiction, thinking errors and most importantly, the program provides a strong focus on abstinence maintenance and the creation of a recovery plan for youth to use for maintaining long term abstinence after they have completed treatment.

Help for Sexual Abuse

Few challenges that families face today, can be as heart breaking as sexual abuse within a family. Because of the sexualization of our culture, the ease of access to pornography along with other factors, unfortunately, more and more families are having to deal with sexual offending behavior in their children. For young people struggling with sexual offending behavior, STAR Guides provides assessment and treatment services to specifically address these issues. In many cases, the offender ends up in the legal system and may be required to leave the family home resulting in the need for placement in a foster home or youth correctional facility. STAR Guides provides a wilderness therapeutic placement that delivers a more impactful and behavior changing experience than any other out-of-home option for youth offenders. For youth who have sexually offended, there is not a better environment for giving a "Wake Up" call that behavior change is needed than the wilderness. Learning to live in a primitive fashion in the remote high desert of Utah without any of the modern amenities for which they have become accustomed is the most demanding and growth promoting experience that a young offender could ever receive.

Qualifications

  • License: Utah / 362830-3501

Star Guides Wilderness's Groups

Sexual Compulsivity Track

Because of the ease of access to explicit media and the potency of today's pornography, many parents are faced with the difficult and uncomfortable task of addressing pornography use and sexual behavior problems by their children. Research suggests that most pornography and sexual addictions begin during adolescence. Unfortunately, most people don't seek treatment until later in life when the problem has become more pervasive. STAR Guides navigates youth beyond these addictions while they are still young.

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Sexual Offense Track

Few behaviors can be as potentially devastating to a young person's future as sexual offending. The ramifications carry long lasting negative consequences. For youth and young adults in this situation, STAR Guides delivers the most impactful, life-changing therapeutic experience available for sexual behavior problems. STAR guides provides a comprehensive assessment and treatment for youth and young adults who have committed or been accused of sexual offending behaviors in a remote wilderness venue, setting it apart from other more traditional forms of treatment.

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Teen Sexual Issues

Because of the ease of access to explicit media and the potency of today's pornography, many parents are faced with the difficult and uncomfortable task of addressing pornography use and sexual behavior problems by their children. Research suggests that most pornography and sexual addictions begin during adolescence. Unfortunately, most people don't seek treatment until later in life when the problem has become more pervasive. STAR Guides navigates youth beyond these addictions while they are still young.

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Specialties
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Internet Addiction
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish
Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Sex Addiction Program
  • Teens & Adolescent Residential
  • Wilderness Rehab
Out / Inpatient
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential
  • Short Term (<30 Days) Residential

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Star Guides Wilderness, LCSW, Treatment Center in Jacksonville

Star Guides Wilderness

Treatment Center, LCSW