Theraputic Approach


We deliver clinical mental health and substance abuse treatment at Juniper Canyon Treatment Center through three main avenues: individual, group and family therapy.

Every client at Juniper Canyon works with their own primary therapist. They will meet with their therapist a minimum of two times a week, with additional sessions as needed. This therapist is also responsible for communicating with the family, coordinating with referral sources and facilitating family therapy sessions. We have a team approach to meeting the needs of our clients, and so in addition to sessions with their primary therapist, clients may work with another therapist for services such as specific substance abuse needs, EMDR, or family and attachment work. 

Hybrid Program

One of the major advantages of having a hybrid program as opposed to a full-immersion wilderness therapy program is that most of our individual and family therapy sessions are held indoors at our Residential Treatment Center (our Base facility).  As a result, we don’t have to fight bad weather in the field, we have more privacy and fewer distractions, and we have access to technology for video family sessions and aftercare research.

Our clinical team also facilitates numerous groups per week – both on Base and out in the field while on adventure. Because of our hybrid model, it’s possible for our clients to participate in more clinician-facilitated groups each week on Base than is feasible in a full-immersion wilderness program. This increases the clinical sophistication of our program by allowing our clients to get exposure to multiple therapists and therapeutic approaches.

Our positive peer culture encourages clients to support one another throughout their individual healing. Our groups cover topics such as mindfulness and meditation, trauma resiliency, relapse prevention, substance abuse recovery, DBT skills, disordered eating, strengthening relationships, and aftercare planning. Sometimes groups also utilize experiential therapies such as Art Therapy, Adventure Therapy or Equine Therapy.

Learn more about our therapeutic modalities here.

  • Experiential/Adventure Therapy 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 
  • Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment & Process Addictions
  • Internal Family System (IFS)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Attachment Theory/Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Equine Therapy 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy 
  • Meditation & Mindfulness