Dragonfly Transitions Welcomes New Executive Director and Primary Therapist
Dragonfly Transitions, a young adult treatment program in Southern Oregon, is thrilled to welcome Phillip Squibb, LCSW as the new Executive Director and Ashley Brown, LCSW, LCAS, CADC III as a Primary Therapist.
Prior to Dragonfly, Phillip and his wife, Amanda, traveled the country directing and acting in children’s theater productions with Missoula Children’s Theater. He also worked for eight years as a special education teacher and a school social worker in the Chicago area. In 2012 Phillip moved with his family from the Chicago area to Klamath Falls where he worked for Dragonfly from 2012 to 2018, initially as a therapist and then as Academic Director. He then went on to the position of Director of Developmental Disabilities Services for Klamath County. In 2020, Phillip and his family spent 6 months traveling in an RV across the country. Phillip returned to Dragonfly because he believes in the mission of the program and the students we serve.
Phillip and his family are well networked in the community of Klamath Falls. He is a servant leader and embodies the core values that we hold important at Dragonfly. He understands the core of Dragonfly and what makes it unique. Outside of Dragonfly, Phillip is currently a member of the Kiwanis Club, where he works with their nonprofit to install accessible equipment in community parks. He also volunteers with Special Olympics.
Ashley Brown, LCSW, LCAS, CADC III has worked with humans and their families in therapeutic programs since 2005. From residential treatment in Philadelphia to wilderness therapy in North Carolina, she’s experienced, adaptable, and hard to surprise. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with her MSW, she went on to obtain her dual licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, as well as earning her certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor III.
Ashley draws from her tenure as a wilderness therapist and BA in Visual Art from Davidson College to bring a dynamic, creative, and no-nonsense approach to her work. Ashley specializes in work with humans with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the LGBTQA+ community. With over a decade of experience working within these populations, she understands the complexities of navigating a world where one is the minority. Additionally, Ashley has a specialization in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which she uses to treat disordered eating behaviors, anxiety, and trauma. Ashley believes in the power of ceremony and humor, ultimately, the resiliency of us humans.
About Dragonfly Transitions
Dragonfly Transitions supports young adults 18-30 on a journey of personal exploration, health, and independence. Dragonfly is designed with progressive phases, college and vocational options, recreation, therapeutic support, and a variety of living environments located in southern Oregon. Students are provided opportunities for hands-on experience in a supportive environment where they can flourish.