blueFire PulsaR

Change for struggling young adults starts at PulsaR Wilderness Therapy For Young Adults

We help young adults and their families overcome challenges that limit their potential. We work with bright 18-28 year-olds to address behavioral or motivational attitudes impacting their success in life. The Southern Idaho Wilderness, near Sun Valley and the Snake River Canyon, is a mecca for outdoor adventure activities and an ideal setting to thrive.

We help young adults step out of their comfort zone, improve their self-esteem, and help our clients build their confidence through self-success. Our program helps create positive changes and improvements through engagement and adventure. We have a supportive environment that encourages clients to push themselves physically and emotionally to create lasting changes.

testimonials

"Pulsar has made my communication with my parents go 0 to 100.  My self love is so much better than before I came and these are my biggest struggles.  If you asked me before how to take these struggles on or if I could I would laugh.  But now I'm about to go on solo (possibly my biggest fear) and am ready for my biggest challenge yet."

QuinnAge 20

contact

Phone: (844) 413-1999

Email: reid@bluefirewilderness.com

locations

City: Gooding, Idaho

Closest Airport: Boise, Idaho (about 102 miles away)

admissions

Average Duration:  60-70 days

Who we Help: Young Adults ages 18-28

Student Profile:

  • Defiance
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • School Refusal
  • Trauma
  • Unhealthy Addictions

Learn More About BlueFire Pulsar

A wilderness therapy program for teens ages 11-17.
  • Kathy Rex
    Kathy Rex
    Executive Director - BlueFire Wilderness
  • Reid Treadaway
    Reid Treadaway
    Director of Admissions and Business Development - BlueFire Wilderness
  • Jon Worbets
    Jon Worbets
    Clinical Director - BlueFire Wilderness
Kathy Rex
Executive Director - BlueFire Wilderness

Growing up in a large family, I spent most of my younger years in the outdoors and engaging in a variety of activities, from camping and hiking, team sports and annual family reunions at a mountain lake in northern Utah. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Recreation Therapy, and shortly thereafter became a nationally Certified Licensed Recreation Therapist. After five years working in the recreation department in an inpatient psychiatric hospital that served young children, adolescents and adults, I was introduced to adventure therapy programs. Playing on a competitive softball team that traveled to southern Idaho in 1994, I met the leadership team of one of the first adventure therapy programs.

Wilderness therapy was an ideal setting for me as I spent several years as a Field Supervisor, established the Field Director position, became Assistant Director and then was the Executive Director of a leading adventure therapy program for the next 12 years. I believe in the powerful change that happens in the outdoor setting and am also passionate about continuing to evolve this profession and how programs are provided. Blending the traditional high level care of a treatment team model found in residential treatment centers with a strong adventure component into the wilderness approach enhances the experience that our families have. Safety in this setting is a priority and, as such, hiring and training protocols are of the utmost importance.

I live in a community which values family and strong neighborhood connections. My husband and I have raised three older children and have our youngest still at home. I volunteer countless hours to support my community by coaching youth sports. Seeing young people gain confidence through physical success is an important part of my life. Spending time as a family is a top priority and we can often be found at a ball field, gymnasium, boating on the Snake River or enjoying the many winter activities in the surrounding mountains. I get excited to engage in new adventures and challenges on a regular basis. My family recently added a tandem kayak to their collection of outdoor gear.

I believe life is full of possibilities. I am excited to be apart of helping families realize their potential. This is my passion.

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Reid Treadaway
Director of Admissions and Business Development - BlueFire Wilderness

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University, thenin 1996 I started working as a front-line staff at Rocky Mountain Academy and the Ascent wilderness program.  Within 2 years I became an Admissions Counselor for the Ascent program.  In 2000, as the Director of Admissions, I helped start the admissions office for a startup wilderness program called SUWS of the Carolinas. In 2003 I moved back to Idaho to be the Director of Admissions for the Ascent wilderness program. Within a year I became the Regional Director of Admissions for all four CEDU/Brown School programs in North Idaho. In 2010 I was an Admissions Specialist with InnerChange, working with the Internet team for placements for New Haven, Sunrise and Fulshear Ranch Academy. In 2012 I became the Director of Admissions for Boulder Creek Academy. In 2014 I helped found Blue Fire Wilderness. We opened our doors and accepted our first client on September 20th, 2014.

I am married and have 3 boys ages 11,15 and 19. I enjoy skiing, gardening, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and just being out in nature. I love the community that I live in and the people that live in it.

The harder I work the luckier I get.

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Jon Worbets
Clinical Director - BlueFire Wilderness

Jon has always had his hand in both mental health & adventure-based therapy.  He has taken his interest in psychology and love of the outdoors and directed  a non-profit organization working with inner city youth, worked as the clinical program manager for a wilderness program, was the founder and clinical director of a wilderness therapy program for adjudicated youth, and the clinical director at a therapeutic boarding school.  He has pioneered the way parents and kids approach the therapeutic benefits of the wilderness and created industry changing practices in family therapy.

In his free time Jon loves to spend time with his family in the outdoors.  He enjoys teaching his children skiing, climbing, and how to paddle waters all over the northwestern United States. Jon is a staple in the outdoor community while not at BlueFire.

Jon has a BS in Psychology from Colorado State, MA in Clinical Psychology from Prescott College, Certified EMDR clinician, Specializing in trauma, ODD, Depression, and Anxiety.

The greatest gift we can give our kids is the confidence they can overcome difficult things, which can only be fostered through challenge and adversity.

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