Catherine Freer Program Launches New Web Site

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Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Program's new web site features six main areas for parents looking for solutions for a troubled teen.

Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs announces the launch of a next generation web site for

“The site has been given a great new look and it’s now even easier to navigate. Plus it has a couple of great new features including a parenting tips blog,” explained Sarah Mack, Director of Business Development.

The new web site features six main areas for parents looking for solutions for a troubled teen. These main areas are: About, Programs, Who We Serve, Staff, Success, and Admissions. The site also now includes a parenting tips blog that offers resources for parents who are negotiating their child’s teenage years and looking for advice from therapists experienced in working with adolescents.

Visit the new site at

About Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs
Catherine Freer is an adolescent treatment program specializing in wilderness therapy. Wilderness therapy combines a backpacking and adventure expedition with outdoor living, physical activity and extensive psychotherapy. The program assists teens in identifying the core issues that have stood in the way of their academic accomplishment and overall well-being. Issues range from depression, low self-esteem, defiance, ADHD, substance abuse, attachment disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, to learning differences.

Clinical research has been published that confirms the efficacy of the wilderness treatment modality. The Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council completed a longitudinal study on the effects of wilderness therapy and it demonstrates that more than 80 percent of parents and 90 percent of graduates’ contacted report that their wilderness treatment experience was effective two years after the process and 83 percent of teens report they are doing better after their expedition.

Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs serves approximately 300 adolescents annually. The employee owned and operated company was founded in 1988 and is licensed by the State of Oregon as both a substance abuse and mental health treatment program. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHCO) accredits the program.

The company also operates Santiam Crossing, an outdoor therapeutic school and Oregon Transition Homes. For more information, please visit the web site at or call (800) 390-3983.

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