The Problem:

Anxiety and Depression During Childhood.

Anxiety and depression are treatable, but many kids are not getting the help they need. Unhealthy relationships, struggles in school, work and social situations are just a few of the unwanted results of going without treatment. For many untreated children, the effects of adolescent anxiety and depression last long into adulthood.

Eighty-percent of children with a diagnosable anxiety disorder and 60% with diagnosable depression are not getting treatment, according to the 2015 Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report. Dunegrass Healing creates an opportunity for kids to come together and see that they are not alone.

The Solution:

Developing Roots For Growth & Empowerment.

Studies have shown that stress levels for children will fall within minutes of seeing green space. Here in West Michigan, we are lucky to have an abundance of it. Through guided experiences in nature with our licensed professional therapists, participants learn sustainable, real life skills. From learning to better manage emotions to developing problem-solving and interpersonal skills, adolescents who participate in Dunegrass Healing's Therapy program walk away with a foundation for even more growth and empowerment.

NWF - Health Beneifts Study

Reviews of our Program

Loved the Outdoors

“She really enjoyed the outdoor activities. She LOVED the outdoor piece and activities. She was happier and more energetic after the sessions.”

— Parent

I Have Power

“The most valuable thing I learned from the Dunegrass Healing program was learning to be conscience of all the parts of me and that I have power over them.”

— Participant

Valuable Tools

“I really learned some valuable tools as a parent in the final session. Getting feedback from Cheryl was super helpful and helped me understand my teen better.”

— Parent

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
— Albert Einstein