How Are We Different?
Beartooth Mt. Ascent helps young men embark on a journey of genuine and authentic personal experience. At our behavioral treatment center, heart and mind are unfolded on a path of self discovery that foundationally changes the way that a young man thinks about God, family, self, and the world around him. All of this is set against the beautiful mountains of Wyoming, where he can see the effects of God’s creation all around him. Our program is based on being a holistic, safe, and positive environment. Young men are able to actualize successes, utilizing our experiential therapy program, while avoiding the cold, sterile environment found in clinical or institutional settings.
Our Irreplicable Program
Beartooth Mt. Ascent is unique for a variety of reasons. We help young men with the following aspects:
- Vocational job skills training
- Life skills training
- Substance abuse treatment
- Various therapeutic modalities, including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Rational emotive behavior therapy
- Reality therapy
- Equine therapy
- Family therapy
- And experiential therapy
- Life planning and coaching
- Communication skills training
- Virtue and character transformation
Building a Better Way of Life
We believe that you can’t expect someone to say no to drugs, alcohol, porn, and the many vices of the world until you show them that there is something better that they can say yes to. Our program is designed to override the negative brain effects of bad habits and create a foundation of positive behavior that is rooted in virtue. In this way, we are able to break self-destructive behavioral patterns.
We start with the gift of nature and the gift of work. This starts with working with your hands, which we believe has a healing effect on the brain. When a person learns to do something new, for example, work with a horse and learn to speak the horse’s language, new neurological pathways are created in the brain. This helps break the person out of the “ruts” in their mind, the negative thought patterns that keep them trapped in the lies they believe and live out. Our goal is to help the young man experience the truth about who he is.
Since the addictions begin with your choices, it is essential to learn the skills necessary to make different choices once the damage is repaired. People learn through experience how to handle their lives and confront the problems they face in all situations. To understand that addiction is a dependency of choice is not to say that a drug or alcohol abuser properly weighed the pros and cons and made an objective decision to be an addict or alcoholic. The truth is, people, learn behaviors that make them feel comfortable and choose to use those behaviors because they are easy and familiar.
Drugs and alcohol create an artificial sense of normalcy and functionality that is perceived as positive and essential. When someone begins to recognize this and incorporates substance use or video gaming/porn into their everyday life as a coping tool or to feel “normal”, the cycle of dependency begins.
Call to Learn More
Once your body and mind are on their way to a restored state, we can begin the work of helping you to transform your life. People normally learn to cope with problems and social situations in a way that creates positive outcomes. This process happens in a non-clinical setting, through a naturally healthy way of life while living and working on the ranch at Beartooth MT Ascent.