A for-purpose, nationally accredited, community-based

outdoor behavioral healthcare organization

In addition to providing telehealth sessions, Adventure Works is  also offering

outdoor, in-person sessions during our normal business hours.


To help ensure the safety of our staff and families, clients attending outdoor in-person sessions will be asked to adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Please do not bring your child to the office if they, or anyone in the household, is sick or not feeling well. To maintain a continuity of care, the office staff can change the appointment to telehealth  versus canceling the appointment. If you're uncertain, please refer to this website for a symptoms checklist.

  • Client and/or family members will be asked to wear a mask when interacting with staff if physical distancing of six feet cannot be maintained. 

  • Clients will be asked to check in at the window to the right of the office door. Please wear a mask during check-in. Staff will conduct a symptoms screening prior to each session.

  • Clients who are ill or have ill family members will be asked to provide a note from a physician and/or a negative COVID test before returning to in-person sessions. 


Thank you for your cooperation. Please feel free to call the office with any questions or concerns. 



Our Mission

Guiding youth in overcoming life challenges through adventure based counseling and education.

Adventure Works serves ages 0-26 and believes that people of any age can benefit from our effective approach to counseling. In conjunction with the use of adventure activities, our therapists provide an engaging way of counseling to promote growth and change, often called adventure therapy


You can learn more about how adventure therapy is defined by clicking here. Our program is evidence supported and we were recently published in the Journal of Social Work for Groups. You can access the research here.


Adventure Works therapists are committed to a client-centered approach incorporating the most effective and appropriate treatment options for their client(s).  By working as a partner in the process, therapists can help identify a client's own strengths and supports to meet their goals.  


Adventure Works recognizes that one in five people in the US are affected by mental health conditions and is committed to reducing the stigma and barriers to mental health services, particularly adventure therapy, for all youth. Thanks to grants and donations from our community, Adventure Works offers a sliding fee scale to remove financial obstacles which may prevent someone from receiving treatment.  Through active education, targeted communication, and community engagement, Adventure Works strives to shift the social and systemic barriers for those faced with mental health conditions to reduce negative outcomes and contribute to a healthier, stronger community. 


Please click here to print the intake paperwork.  

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How does adventure therapy work? 

Demystifying Telehealth--

You don't have to suffer alone

Why adventure therapy?  

Stories from the Field Podcast:

Adventure Works History

Contact Us

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(815) 517-0825 p          815-321-4664 f

1211 Sycamore Road DeKalb IL United States 60115

Monday: 10:00-8:00 

Tuesday: 9:00-8:00

Wednesday: 9:00-8:00

Thursday: 9:00-8:00

Friday: 9:00-5:00

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