THE THERAPIST COUCH, REDEFINED
Bringing experiential therapy to the forefront of care
Hope inspires the good to reveal itself.
Helping your child build a therapeutic lifestyle
RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS
COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM provides a focused multidisciplinary health assessment centered around collaboration that generates a dynamic treatment plan. We created this one-of-a-kind assessment program to offer children and families a chance to stop the guesswork and find stability.
INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR BOYS ideal for boys experiencing significant emotional and behavioral disorders. Blends sophisticated treatment with teaching of essential life skills such as personal responsibility and relationship building to provide an intensive, effective, and lasting treatment experience.
INTENSIVE TREATMENT FOR GIRLS designed for the unique needs of adolescent females situated in small-town Wisconsin. Programming focuses on increased self-esteem, development of healthy coping skills, promotional of positive relationship-building and social skills, and promotion of a connection to community.
MEET OUR SOPHISTICATED
We care for the kids entrusted to us using an integrated, comprehensive, team structure that ensures that all of those people connected to and caring for your child are communicating and collaborating together to instill hope and healing in your child.
SEE WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
We know you’ve just met us, but we hope that you’ll consider our professional connections and accreditation as you decide to trust us with your child. READ MORE…
We don’t expect your child to hit the pause button on their education. Far from it, we expect that they will excel in our academically accredited classrooms. READ MORE…
We believe that the more ways your child has to connect with positivity the better. That is why we connect our talented therapists with your kids through a variety of activities. READ MORE…
We strive to instill a sense of hope for a healthy life in your child. Living a life filled with balance and mental health is possible. READ MORE…
Our kids are able to find beauty in themselves and in the nature around them as a part of our world renowned nature photography program In a New Light. READ MORE…
READ OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS
An Interview with Sam Thayer By Ian Karl and Garrett with assistance from Holden, Photographs by Weston and Dylan The young men at Passage I spent an afternoon on the Ice Age Trail with best-selling author and national expert on wild edibles, Sam Thayer . The day with...
Help expand our underwater photography programming by supporting our Kickstarter campaign today. To donate visit our project, Under the Surface. Last summer, we did an experiment. After four years of being awed by the astonishing strength and artistry of the youth in...
A group of young men from Northwest Passage earned a Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award for environmental commitment in their efforts to photograph the mysterious underwater world of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The awards are given annually in memory...
SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT NORTHWEST PASSAGE
“My son is doing outstanding since being home. I have NOTHING negative to report, and am so please with how he has done since returning to our family life. He is even using DBT skills in school to help regulate himself. You have done an excellent job!”
“Thank you, all of you. Thank goodness there are facilities like NWP and people like you who work with these kids that need help. You are all truly wonderful. While we won’t know for some time the final path our son will take, you for sure have made a difference. Thank you!”
“…He is doing awesome! I am so thrilled with how he has done. He is using his skills at home, really enjoys school and has gotten much closer with his dad. He continues to watch what he eats and has remained active. Thank you to all the Passage staff!”
“Our family was nearly destroyed when our son began to suffer from serious depression. While he once had been a fun-loving kid with goals and dreams, we watched, helpless, as he became a shell of himself. Unable, or unwilling, to be a part of his own life, his grades suffered, his behavior changed, and our relationship fell apart. Then he went to Northwest Passage. Through careful treatment and consistent expectations, they helped my son get a handle on his depression. He learned about himself and they helped him remember what I’d known all along – he was worth fighting for.”
“When I first came to Passage, I was a rude and unruly child. I was angry all the time and got the police called on me. It was hard to go through these doors, but I got the help I needed and now life is good. When I first came to Passage, I thought life there would be terrible, but then after a couple of months, I thought, ‘You know what? These people are actually trying to help me.’ So I tried to work with you, and it worked! I’ve learned that having bipolar and ADHD diagnosis is not all bad and it gives me artistic advantages. Now I’m different because I can control my anger….”
“I don’t know if you remember me, as it’s been ten years since I was at Northwest Passage, but I just wanted to say thank you for being a contributing factor in my accomplishments in life, for teaching me what I needed to know. I know if it wasn’t for Northwest Passage, I wouldn’t be where I am, I would probably be in prison somewhere, like most of my family. I am not saying my life hasn’t had its ups and downs, but it seems that the more I think back to my days at Passage, I remember those words of inspiration. Thank you for the difference you have made in my life.”
WATCH OUR KIDS IN ACTION
SUPPORT OUR KIDS
EXPERIENTIAL ARTS are a cornerstone of our programming, empowering youth with mental health issues to find beauty in the world that surrounds them, and in themselves.
TIME SPENT IN NATURE heals. Our kids have been exploring the therapeutic benefits of nature from behind the lens, in the water, or on the trails since 1978.
Through our ALUMNI AWARD FUND, we provide support to those identified as having overcome adversity while demonstrating perseverance and success after leaving our programs.
TAKE HOME A PART OF THEIR STORY
UNDER THE SURFACE
“New Light Under the Surface“
A collection of underwater photography, a one-of-a-kind look “under the surface.”