Wilderness Family Therapy™

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At the forefront of outdoor adventure therapy for over 20 years, Second Nature is the industry’s most trusted and sophisticated wilderness therapy program, founded on the belief that teens and their families deserve quality clinical treatment, combined with sensitivity, care, and compassion.

Embrace Change Enhance Resilience Increase Confidence Restore Hope

Welcome to Second Nature. For the past 21 years, our wilderness treatment program has provided a safe and structured environment for struggling adolescents to restore balance and reconnect to healthy family living through a clinically-sophisticated intervention in nature.

Adolescents Program

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Clinically developed for teens, ages 13-17, Second Nature utilizes a clinically-sophisticated model (which includes individual and group therapy), ceremony, metaphor, and an affinity for the healing power of nature, to promote resiliency, healthy choices and real change. Second Nature's clinically-integrated approach, renowned staff retention, family support and legendary customer service translates to an unparalleled experience and better outcomes for adolescents and families.

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Why Second Nature?

"Second Nature is an impressive program from top to bottom. From the first person I talked to in admissions and every person after, I could not have been more impressed with the care and service we received. Our daughter’s therapist masterfully guided our family through the program and the results for all of us were profound and life changing. I can’t say enough about our experience. We are forever grateful.

Michael M., Second Nature Alumni Parent 


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Is Second Nature Right for Your Child?

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Covid-19 Infomation

We are informed by the CDC's recommendations and have implemented a plan that focuses on prevention, assessment, and intervention. We are taking steps to reduce larger group contact, increasing the sanitizing of surfaces and hands constantly, and are assessing for symptoms regularly.  We are approaching this with calm but focused education and response. We will continue to be informed by and respond to the CDC as well as the Utah Department of Health.

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