Counseling and Family Program For Teens
  • Individual teen counseling sessions- 1-2 times per week
  • Group therapy 3-4 times per week
  • Family sessions 4 times per month (in person or by Skype)
  • Development of a Coming Home Contract
  • Quarterly Parent Weekend programs
Teen Substance Abuse Recovery
  • Relationship focused therapy as a means to getting needs met without substances
  • Substance abuse and self-destructive behavior Relapse Prevention curriculum
  • 12-Steps modified for teenagers
  • Daily addiction/mental health education groups
  • Natural Highs Curriculum-weekly
Teen Relationship Skills
  • Identifying true friends vs. “frenemies”
  • Understanding how to get needs met (“The Attachment Cycle”)
  • Self-responsible communication skills (language that conveys taking responsibility for one’s part in relationships and stating needs in a mature way)
  • “Man-School” Honor, respect, and relationship tips for the boys.
Teaching Teens Life Skills
  • Dragon Fire Life Skills Curriculum (download syllabus)
  • Budgeting
  • Renting Apartments
  • Human Behavior
  • Passion projects
Job Skills and Resume Building For Teens
  • Organic Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Volunteering (Can easily be used for community service)
  •  Commercial Kitchen- food prep to dishes
  • Daily Physical Conditioning: Yoga, cardio workouts, hiking and martial arts
  • Nutrition and cooking classes
  • Whole foods diet
  • Western medical traditional and holistic medicine
Recreation Therapy
  • Lots of time spent in nature
  • Equine assisted programs: Two workshops per month at Medicine Horse
  • Exploration in Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding national forest
  • Clearing and stacking wood for fire mitigation projects

Our school program includes the following classes accredited by Blueprint Education:

  • English: The Hero’s Journey – .5 credit
  • Life Skills – 1.0 credit
  • Physical Education – 1.0 credit
  • Outdoor Leadership – 1.0 credit

We provided certificates for the following classes:

  • Commercial Kitchen and Culinary – Certificate for 120 hours
  • Art – Certificate for 60 hours
  • Psychology – Certificate for 60 hours
  • Horticulture – Certificate for 60 hours

Total possible credits = 3.5 + Certificates Issued. We will work with your school counselor to help with applying certificates to your teens current high school plan.

We are currently undergoing our own school accreditation with AdvancED.

Teen Aftercare

The transition home and the six months to a year after a program are critical times for teens and families. We have a menu of options for aftercare from which to choose.

  • 6 weeks of weekly aftercare sessions with a Fire Mountain counselor are included with tuition if insurance runs out or you are on private pay status.
  • 6 and 12 month programs are available for both local and out of region families.