Nationally recognized outdoor behavioral healthcare

New Vision Wilderness (NVW) programs are innovative wilderness therapy programs for clients who require an immediate intervention and intensive mental health treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. We serve preteens, teens, young adults, and their parents in three U.S. locations: the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, the majestic Cascade mountain range of Central Oregon, and the lush Nantahala National Forest of North Carolina. Through the wilderness experience in each of these locations, young people and their parents have the opportunity to heal their relationships and foster personal growth in life.

Clinically intensive, mind and body-oriented therapies

Brainspotting
Heartmath
Trauma Sensitive Yoga at New Vision Wilderness
New Vision Wilderness' Mastery Model
Wellness / Art Therapy at New Vision Wilderness
Canine Therapy at New Vision Wilderness

Highly Specialized Wilderness Programming

Our Three Treatment Target Zones

Neurological Release and Somatic Stabilization

NVW focuses on stabilizing through the nervous system and body, not through words.

  • Brainspotting Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Strategic Exercise Model
“All Trauma is Non-Verbal”
-Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, Body Keeps the Score

Self-Regulation Training and Emotional Literacy

The key aspect of traumatized and broken attachment is the experience of powerlessness. At NVW we empower students to manage their inner world to change their outer world.

  • Heartmath Stress Reduction Protocols
  • Art Expressive Therapy and Mastery
  • Growth-Zone Mastery System
“We see the World through how we feel”
-Institute of HeartMath

Attachment and Relational Immersion

At NVW we strategically heal participants' relationships in a thorough way. We heal and test it on a regular basis through transferable attachment work with canines and safe adult authority figures, such as a therapist or staff members, all in the wilderness treatment program setting.

  • Canine Assisted Therapy
  • Attunement Focused Mastery Staff Model
  • Relational Pinnacle Experience (Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Dog Sledding, or another adventure therapy experience)
"Relationship is a matter of survival necessity"
-Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, Attached

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"I feel like I've gotten a second chance at life" New Vision Young Adult Graduate

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Teens (14-17)
Young Adults (18-25)