The Journey Begins

With Wilderness Therapy

Located in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, we are a team of highly trained professionals dedicated to transforming the experiences of struggling students and families. 

Learn about our programs:

What Makes NVW Unique?

Intentional clinically designed programming!

Relationally focused interventions integrated through clinical expertise and experiential learning which allows students to practice transferrable attachment.

Present, Involved, and Responsive!

We offer back country immersion with high accessibility to our cabins and program leadership that keeps a focused treatment experience while setting an industry leading safety record.

Our staff are very clinically knowledgeable!

We provide trauma responsive & attachment focused training for all staff that integrates the nervous system addressing the underlying root cause of dysfunction.

Foster Personal Growth

Heal the Mind and Body

New Vision Wilderness is known for its use of a variety of clinical modalities that treat the mind and body. Our mental health treatment is centered on healing the effects of early childhood stress or developmental trauma in our students, particularly among students struggling with attachment and/or adoption. NVW’s therapeutic attention is focused on helping our students better regulate their nervous system and emotions by utilizing brain-based and attunement focused therapeutic treatment modalities. Each master's level, a licensed therapist will be immersed in the field for at least two days per week facilitating multiple 1 on 1 and group therapy sessions.


You have 100% potential, and although it's always been there, it may have not always been seen by you. Leaving wilderness you have a new outlook on life.

- New Vision Student

I have hardly ever seen trauma-informed theory, compassionate intention, and expert practice melded together so humanely and effectively as in NVW.

- Gabor Maté M.D.

Clinically intensive, mind and body-oriented therapies

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Brain-based therapy is the fastest-growing area in the field of psychological health because it has proven that it can immediately address issues that talk therapy can take years to heal.


Heartmath Interventions

This book teaches readers to use the HeartMath method, enabling them to see and experience in real time how thoughts and emotions affect their heart rhythms.

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is offered to all students once a week as a part of their treatment process at NVW.


Canine Therapy

At New Vision Wilderness, our canine therapy program uses Golden Retrievers very strategically to teach our students how to work on healthy relationships with the ultimate goal being transferable attachment.

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Mastery Program

New Vision Wilderness recognizes that each student has a path and the road to getting there cannot be reached by a cookie cutter approach.

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Art & Wellness Therapy

Art in the wilderness provides a non-verbal outlet of expression that aids in non-threatening communication and can provide a tangible product for exploration.

Our Three Treatment Targets

Neurological Release and Somatic Stabilization

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

  • Brainspotting Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Strategic Exercise Model

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
  • Expressive Art Therapy

Attachment and Relational Immersion

At NVW we strategically heal participants' relationships in a thorough way. We heal through transferable attachment work with canines and safe adult authority figures.

  • Canine Assisted Therapy
  • Attunement Focused Mastery
  • Relational Pinnacle Experience

The Safety of Wilderness Therapy

New Vision Wilderness provides an intensive, individualized, and thorough healing process. Our nationally recognized, individually tailored wilderness challenge programs lead the way in relational model wilderness therapy.

Outcomes and Successes

New Vision Wilderness has created an environment that works well with students struggling more inwardly, especially in relation to significant trauma or attachment issues.

Call us for more information!

133 W State St,
Medford, WI 54451

For non admissions calls: 715-748-0251
Fax: 262-780-1781