Confluence is designed for young adults ages 18-28 who are struggling with their transition into adulthood. Emerging adults face many challenges in increasingly complex social, educational and professional worlds. Faced with a high degrees of uncertainty, the freedom to explore various life choices, and social pressure to resolve these tensions, young adults can quickly fall off course. The mental and emotional toll can be disorienting. 

Confluence clinicians are experienced in addressing a range of difficulties commonly expressed by young adults including:

  • Academic/professional challenges
  • Social Development
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Low Self Esteem and Poor Self Confidence
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Negative Peer Group Problems
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  • Limited Distress Tolerance, Impulsivity, and Entitlement
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Relational/family conflicts  
  • Adoption/attachment issues
  • Substances
  • Process addictions such as gaming/computers and gambling

We understand the challenges ahead of young people today and we offer our participants a unique opportunity to facilitate the change needed in order to more effectively manage their lives. Our clinical focus provides young adults a lens to explore emotional and mental health challenges, often in ways they never have before. Participants will come away from the program with a broad skill set developed through our clinical approach, farm program, wilderness excursions and structured progression that includes ceremonial recognition. 

Participants are individuals who have the potential to succeed, be happy and create independent lives. They have been unsuccessful, unable or unwilling to meet the responsibilities necessary to maintain or excel being a productive young adult. Confluence is a place where those who are willing to explore their experience and learn about themselves are most successful and realize the most positive outcomes. All participants at Confluence attend voluntarily. Confluence clinicians and admissions team works with families to help develop strategies for encouraging participation and engagement.