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STAR Guides is the country’s most specialized treatment program for teen sexual issues

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Why Wilderness and Why Star Guides?

There is no greater disruption to technology addiction and compulsive sexual behavior than time in the wilderness.

Wilderness Treatment reveals who the youth is at their “core” and allows for the development of an “authentic identity.”

  • Many youth today end up missing opportunities to develop their “true self” because of the dependencies they have on technology, music, social media, gaming, friends, and material possessions

  • Primitive living in a outdoor setting cuts through that insulation and reveals who the young person is at their “inner core”

  • It’s through this process that therapy becomes much more effective and the youth is able to begin to develop an “authentic identity” based on true strengths and weaknesses

WHY WILDERNESS?

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Regardless of past behaviors, we believe that all youth can learn to achieve healthy relationships

Research suggests that for many, sexual problematic behavior first begins during the adolescent years.  STAR Guides helps youth to deal with these problems while they are still young.  Early intervention is essential for avoiding a lifetime of future problems from untreated compulsive sexual behavior.   Psychotherapy and the development of values-based characteristics are key aspects to treating these issues in teens.

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WHAT WE TREAT

Traumas associated with:

  • Pornography Addiction

  • Sex Addiction

  • Cyber-Sexual Addiction

  • Sexting

  • Fetishes

  • Sexual Boundary Issues

  • Sexual Offenses

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sibling Sex Abuse

  • Hyper-Sexual Disorder

  • Treatment Resistance

  • Treatment Failure

  • Compulsive Masturbation

  • Reckless Sexual Behavior

  • On-Line Hook Ups

  • Sexual Promiscuity

  • Sexual Trauma

  • Voyeurism

  • Frotteurism

  • Child Pornography Charges

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Often, teen sexual behavior problems are co-occurring or dual diagnosis issues.  Unfortunately, sexual behavior issues are a “rule-out” criteria for many treatment programs which creates difficulties for parents seeking treatment for their teen in need of therapy services. Most teen treatment programs will treat typical mental health and substance abuse issues that teens struggle with, but very few are able to treat sexual behavior issues.  Star Guides provides comprehensive assessment and psychotherapy counseling services for teens and young adults struggling with sexual behavior issues and the following co-occurring issues:

  • Attachment and adoption issues including Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

  • Attention-Deficit / Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD and ADD)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Mood disorders including Major Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder and Anxiety

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Learning Disabilities and School Failure

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Substance Abuse

  • Technology Addiction

  • Video Game Addiction

  • Internet Addiction

  • Identity Issues

  • Difficulty Delaying Gratification

  • Social Problems

  • Family Conflict

  • Failure to Launch (Young Adult)

  • Entitlement

Dual Diagnosis | Co-Existing Disorders