Here at Choice House for men, a core component of our program is adventure therapy. It is an honor as a primary therapist to participate in the outdoor programming such as hiking and rock climbing. These men in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction get to experience these activities that challenge and enhance their ability to overcome obstacles.
They learn to push themselves to the top of the climb and the top of the mountain. These men gain a greater level of confidence every time they strive to challenge theirselves. As a clinician in the field, I get to witness our men finding joy in sobriety as they rebuild their self confidence through participating in adventure therapy.
How humbling it is to witness our clients, new in their recovery, trying something they have never done before. Rock climbing is a great way for people new in recovery learn to trust themselves and others. Helping clients to navigate the rock face is symbolic of helping them to navigate their life in sobriety. Every successful move builds their confidence as they make their way to the top.
– Brandy Nelson, LPCC, Primary Therapist