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Rites of Passage Wilderness Programs

142 East Strong Road, Shelton, Washington, 98584
Beyond the Trek This program offers longer-term treatment for young adults coming out of the trek programs, or who need continuing care. Our Ranch program is designed specifically for young adults who want to get clean and healthy. Our structured daily schedule involves ranch chores, volunteering in the local community, attending school, holistic meals and trek expeditions. Increasing the Odds Rites of Passage Ranch is a therapeutic treatment center in Washington. With three- and six-month extended-stay continuing care programs, the Ranch provides students with a safe, stable and supportive environment for recovery. The Ranch is “home base,” and students have a daily routine that clears away distractions and challenges them to confront their issues in a healthy way. An integral component of the therapeutic process is our solid wilderness adventure trek program, which guides students toward self-reliance, self-respect, patience and maturity. In addition to wilderness expeditions, we integrate equine therapy, holistic nutrition and transitional work programs that focus on long-term sobriety and spiritual wellness. Students develop and strengthen the physical, emotional, and social muscles they need to recover and chart a new course for their lives. We believe that we live and work on recovery as a community, and, while ultimately the journey toward sobriety is a personal one, it is best undertaken in the company of friends. The value of support systems cannot be underestimated.

Facility Highlights

  • Sobriety Ranch on Oceanfront Property
  • Family Run Treatment Facility in Washington State
  • Animal Assisted Therapy

Specialization

  • Animal Therapy

    Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Tanya M. Wilke, MD
    Dr. Tanya M. Wilke, MDMedical Director and Clinical Physician
    Dr. Tanya M. Wilke, MD is a board certified family physician specializing in Family Medicine. She is our Medical Director here at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy and Rites of Passage Ranch. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in Washington State. She is affiliated with St Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center. Her professional memberships include the American Medical Association (AMA), The American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington Academy of Family Physicians, King County Medical Society. Dr. Tanya M. Wilke graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans in 2006. She completed her residency at Family Medicine at Southwest Washington Medical Center (SWMC). She has been the clinical preceptor for both the University of Washington (UW) and Seattle University Nurse Practitioner programs and has been on the Medical Executive Committee for St Elizabeth Hospital since 2012. Her previous work was at Franciscan Medical Clinic in Enumclaw before going into private practice: Tanya Wilke Family Medicine LLC. Tanya loves the outdoors. By early spring, you will never see her white car without her red and yellow kayak attached to the top! Whenever she has a spare moment you will find her paddling in the ocean, on lakes or down rivers. This coming summer, Tanya has joined a team of us to summit Mt. Rainier.
  • Kristin Stocks LMHC, CMHS
    Kristin Stocks LMHC, CMHSTherapist, Wilderness Therapist and Lead On-site Ranch Therapist
    Kris has been working in the mental health field for 11 years. Her experience ranges from: working with children and adolescents in schools providing individual and group mental health counseling, providing suicide assessments for the local school district, working collaboratively with Children's Protective Services (CPS) as a Family Preservation therapist, providing mental health first aid for natural disasters, doing individual, group and family wilderness therapy for Rites of Passage and most recently, providing mental health assessments in crisis services within the emergency department at St. Peters Providence Hospital, Olympia WA. She has worked with people of all ages, from many walks of life and with many different mental health conditions. Her favorite way to spend free time is with her children and in the outdoors. She would always prefer to be walking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, swimming in lakes or the ocean, kayaking, canoeing, skiing or just sitting outdoors. She has faithfully been an outdoor enthusiast and has practiced yoga for the past 18 years. She is a passionate believer in wilderness therapy because she has seen firsthand its positive impact on people and how it changes lives.

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I went through this program in October of 2019. Not only did I learn survival skills but I learned that when people work as a team. I did go through 8 days of nothing but rain which was not all that fun but you can't stop nature from doing its thing. I highly recommend this program because it allows kids like me to do things like light fires and have time away from the constant noise that the city life causes. I feel like I have become a better person through this experience.
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    Poor where was the staff when my son decided to hike out of olimpic national forest on his own with no food or water ?
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    It was not helpful. Although my son learned a lot, the staff quality was inconsistent. They pushed every button I had identified instead of addressing the issues in positive or supportive ways. Some of the staff are caring and competent. Disorganized, poor staff orientation so they don�t know important rules to follow, they don�t appear to be familiar with the clients history and issues.
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    Genuine caring! In my experience, I didn't see a weakness. My teenage (13yr) daughter was self harming and very depressed. Putting her in the wilderness program guided by these loving, caring, capable people empowered her and was a huge success. She came out feeling like a "bad ass". It was hard and she was not happy at the start but in the end, well worth the challenges. It beats anti depressants or any other "pill". Go be in nature, learn how to survive in the wilderness. Really, who wouldn't benefit!? She was a little overweight and lost that baggage too! Thumbs up from this mom.