STAR Guides Wilderness Therapy | STAR Guides Wilderness Therapy

We empower teens to overcome trauma and shame, fostering resilience

Star Guides Treatment Centers offers specialized treatment to assist adolescents in overcoming technology, pornography, and sex addictions. If your teen is facing any of these addictions, along with the often-accompanying developmental trauma and attachment-related issues, jumpstart your teen’s journey to recovery and growth by applying today. Take the first step and submit your application below.

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STAR Guides Treatment Centers Are the country’s premier treatment program for teens and young adults with technology, pornography, and sexual addictions.

We are unique among therapeutic programs for teens and young adults because of our specific focus on diagnostic assessment and treatment of Teen compulsive sexual and relational behavior issues offering intense guidance and therapy for young males, and their parents.

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Patient Outcomes & Key Findings

STAR Guides Treatment Centers students show statistically significant progress from when they begin treatment to when they graduate from the program and beyond.  For this instrument (a lower score equals less mental health distress), a clinically significant drop is 13 points.

Our research results show that parents perceive their son or daughter at an average score of 98 when they arrive and an average score of 24 when they graduate, then it climbs into the low 50s and maintains that score throughout the year. 

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Meet The Founders and The Team

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Matt Bulkley

LCSW

Psychotherapist, Executive Director

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Daniel M. Sanderson,

Ph.D., CSAT, Founder

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director

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Kena Frey

LCSW

Psychotherapist

OUR SPECIALTY

 

Unlike other teen and young adult programs that treat a broad range of substance and behavior issues in traditional settings, STAR Guides Treatment Centers provides a specialized “unplugged” environment to reset and re-balance the physical, mental, and spiritual health of youth.  Because of the very personal nature of their issues, under the guidance of highly trained therapists and professionals, we provide a setting where youth can feel safe and supported when working through sensitive pornography or sexual issues along with trauma, free of fear, embarrassment, or shame.

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We Successfully Treat Trauma-Related Conditions with Wilderness Therapy:

  • Pornography Addiction

  • Sex Addiction

  • Cyber-Sexual Addiction

  • Sexting

  • Fetishes

  • Sexual Boundary Issues

  • Sexual Offenses

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sibling Sex Abuse

  • Hyper-Sexual Disorder

  • Attatchment Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Family Issues
  • Treatment Resistance

  • Treatment Failure

  • Compulsive Masturbation

  • Reckless Sexual Behavior

  • On-Line Hook Ups

  • Sexual Promiscuity

  • Sexual Trauma

  • Voyeurism

  • Frotteurism

  • Child Pornography Charges

  • Developmental Traumas
  • Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD )
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD )

Teens are more than the challenges they encounter or the diagnoses they receive. We strive to see beyond labels and encourage teens to do the same. Our goal is to help your teen uncover their true self and work towards reuniting and strengthening your family.

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