Rites of Passage Wilderness Programs

4.4 (14 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
142 East Strong Road
Shelton, WA 98584
8007940980 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Beyond the Trek This program offers longer-term treatment for young adults coming out of the trek programs, or who need continuing care. Our Ranch program is designed specifically for young adults who want to get clean and healthy. Our structured daily schedule involves ranch chores, volunteering in the local community, attending school, holistic meals and trek expeditions. Increasing the Odds Rites of Passage Ranch is a therapeutic treatment center in Washington. With three- and six-month extended-stay continuing care programs, the Ranch provides students with a safe, stable and supportive environment for recovery. The Ranch is “home base,” and students have a daily routine that clears away distractions and challenges them to confront their issues in a healthy way. An integral component of the therapeutic process is our solid wilderness adventure trek program, which guides students toward self-reliance, self-respect, patience and maturity. In addition to wilderness expeditions, we integrate equine therapy, holistic nutrition and transitional work programs that focus on long-term sobriety and spiritual wellness. Students develop and strengthen the physical, emotional, and social muscles they need to recover and chart a new course for their lives. We believe that we live and work on recovery as a community, and, while ultimately the journey toward sobriety is a personal one, it is best undertaken in the company of friends. The value of support systems cannot be underestimated.

Rites of Passage Wilderness Programs Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Eileen

Saved my daughter\'s life

Nicholas

I went through this program in October of 2019. Not only did I learn survival skills but I learned that when people work as a team. I did go through 8 days of nothing but rain which was not all that f...

Ron

Poor where was the staff when my son decided to hike out of olimpic national forest on his own with no food or water ?

Janice

It was not helpful. Although my son learned a lot, the staff quality was inconsistent. They pushed every button I had identified instead of addressing the issues in positive or supportive ways. Some o...

SS

Genuine caring! In my experience, I didn't see a weakness. My teenage (13yr) daughter was self harming and very depressed. Putting her in the wilderness program guided by these loving, caring, capabl...

K

Alternative way to overcome addiction. Open minded and well trained staff. Well educated owners. This program is so unique and if someone has tried over and over at a typical rehab facility- then it's...

Suzanne

Genuine caring! My teenage (13yr) daughter was self harming and very depressed. Putting her in the wilderness program guided by these loving, caring, capable people empowered her and was a huge succes...

L

The way they connected with our son was a strength. The cost was high. It was a GREAT opportunity for our son to be completely away from his environment and to take a deep look at where he was going i...

Whitney

The owners are totally invested in the success and wellbeing of their clients. The staff they hire is exceptional. They gave my son a second chance at life. I have been fundraising for ROP's scholars...

M

Communication with parents, understanding of the individuals needs and goals. I found this facility to been very beneficial and helpful for my son's behavioral issues. He came home a new person with ...


Areas of Focus
Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Dr. Tanya M. Wilke, MD
    Dr. Tanya M. Wilke, MD - Medical Director and Clinical Physician

    Dr. Tanya M. Wilke, MD is a board certified family physician specializing in Family Medicine. She is our Medical Director here at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy and Rites of Passage Ranch. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in Washington State. She is affiliated with St Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center. Her professional memberships include the American Medical Association (AMA), The American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington Academy of Family Physicians, King County Medical Society. Dr. Tanya M. Wilke graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans in 2006. She completed her residency at Family Medicine at Southwest Washington Medical Center (SWMC). She has been the clinical preceptor for both the University of Washington (UW) and Seattle University Nurse Practitioner programs and has been on the Medical Executive Committee for St Elizabeth Hospital since 2012. Her previous work was at Franciscan Medical Clinic in Enumclaw before going into private practice: Tanya Wilke Family Medicine LLC. Tanya loves the outdoors. By early spring, you will never see her white car without her red and yellow kayak attached to the top! Whenever she has a spare moment you will find her paddling in the ocean, on lakes or down rivers. This coming summer, Tanya has joined a team of us to summit Mt. Rainier.

  • Photo of Kristin Stocks LMHC, CMHS
    Kristin Stocks LMHC, CMHS - Therapist, Wilderness Therapist and Lead On-site Ranch Therapist

    Kris has been working in the mental health field for 11 years. Her experience ranges from: working with children and adolescents in schools providing individual and group mental health counseling, providing suicide assessments for the local school district, working collaboratively with Children's Protective Services (CPS) as a Family Preservation therapist, providing mental health first aid for natural disasters, doing individual, group and family wilderness therapy for Rites of Passage and most recently, providing mental health assessments in crisis services within the emergency department at St. Peters Providence Hospital, Olympia WA. She has worked with people of all ages, from many walks of life and with many different mental health conditions. Her favorite way to spend free time is with her children and in the outdoors. She would always prefer to be walking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, swimming in lakes or the ocean, kayaking, canoeing, skiing or just sitting outdoors. She has faithfully been an outdoor enthusiast and has practiced yoga for the past 18 years. She is a passionate believer in wilderness therapy because she has seen firsthand its positive impact on people and how it changes lives.