Questions You May Have

Who does Forte Strong help?

Forte Strong’s treatment program caters to young men ages 18-30 who struggle to become independent Forte Strong can get him there. The young men who attend Forte Strong have a combination of underlying issues compounding to create a low tolerance for willingly exposing themselves to uncomfortable situations that they would be capable of dealing with but just don’t want to deal with. This manifests as operating on the premise of, “What is the bare minimum I have to do in the next 24 hours to survive?” It also results in a poor ability to effectively cope when they feel overwhelmed; typically, coping consists of disengaging and immersing themselves into an escapism where they don’t have to deal with whatever is causing the discomfort. This could be video games, TV, reading books, excessive video streaming, social media, lifting weights, playing sports, art, or even work. The second common coping mechanism is to drop an emotional grenade, an excessive emotional response to blow the uncomfortable situation out of the water. The underlying issues that are compounding primarily consist of anxiety, depression, executive functioning, lack of direction, a sense of pride, and a high sense of Shame.

How long is a typical stay?

The typical duration of a stay at Forte Strong ranges from 6 to 9 months, with an average length of 7 months. This extended period enables individuals to delve deeper into the barriers they face, fostering a comprehensive understanding crucial for crafting their developmental plan. Within this timeframe, they'll have the opportunity to implement behavioral changes and cultivate a mindset that paves the way for tangible real-life experiences. The goal is to ensure a seamless transition from Forte Strong into full independence, with well-established habits that have been both developed and maintained prior to graduation.

Where is Forte Strong located?

Forte Strong is situated in the city of St. George, nestled on the southwestern edge of Southern Utah. St. George's strategic location places it less than a 2-hour drive north of Las Vegas and just 4 hours south of Salt Lake City. The region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who flock to Southern Utah to experience its world-renowned rock climbing, canyoneering, river rafting, mountain biking, and fishing. The area is also home to five national parks, including Arches, Zion, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef.

Our program is designed to immerse students in a multitude of learning opportunities, all within an environment that revolves around experiential learning. This is why we believe that Forte Strong is ideally situated to provide our students with the perfect backdrop for their personal growth and development.

Is Forte Strong a rehab?

Forte Strong does not offer detox. Nor does it work with applicants who actively struggling with illegal drugs, violence, illegal sexual activity, or severe psychological problems. Forte Strong is a life-education program that focuses on Failure to Launch Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Social Anxiety Disorder and Adjustment Disorder as well as video game addiction, pornography, depression, low self-esteem, entitlement, affluenza, and other similar issues.

When can my son enroll?

Forte Strong is open throughout the year with a rolling admission. We work with your son on an individual one-on-one basis, meaning you won’t wait to give your son the help he needs now. We believe “there is no better time than the present to make a positive change for the future.”

Is your son right for Forte Strong?

Forte Strong works with young men who need to become independent, but they either lack the desire or are struggling in their attempts. They often rely excessively on their parents or other caretakers, avoiding adult-like responsibilities and challenges. The obstacles preventing them from moving forward in their lives include anxiety, depression, lack of direction, and a diminished sense of self-worth. These barriers create low tolerance to facing uncomfortable situations they could handle but don’t want to, coupled with ineffective coping mechanisms. Consequently, they operate with the mindset of “What is the bare minimum I have to take on in the next 24 hours to survive or get by?”.

For parents, this can be a hard thing to address because, generally speaking, their son isn’t doing anything MAJORLY wrong within a 24-hour day. If their trajectory was to be considered, it might be off by one or two degrees. However, when you stack up 100 or 300 of these days in a row, you begin to notice that the slight deviation off their intended trajectory maintained for a long time results in being severely off-course. If you were to consider the last hundred days, you would notice that the problem is substantial because nothing significant has been achieved.

If, as a parent, you feel that this is relatable, the inevitable question arises: how can they persuade their son to attend? Since they are adults, coercing them is not an option. If you can relate to this situation, complete our parent questionnaire to schedule an immediate strategy consultation. Our dedicated team has assisted hundreds of families to regain control and guide their sons on the right path. Let us help you support your son effectively. 

Is Forte Strong qualified to offer therapy to my son?