Elements Traverse Welcomes New Clinical Director and Co-Owner
Elements Traverse, a young adult wilderness therapy program in central Utah, is thrilled to announce that Eric Fawson, LCSW will be the program’s new Clinical Director as well as co-owner. Fawson brings to Traverse a wealth of experience in behavioral health as well as enthusiasm for the wilderness. Most recently, Fawson worked as a Primary Therapist at Elements Wilderness Program working with teen boys. “It is absolutely wonderful to be joining the Traverse team,” shared Fawson. “While working at Elements, I observed the amazing clinical and healing work that happens at Traverse, which is a credit to such a well-intentioned and thought-out organization.”
Started in 2016, Elements Traverse has established itself as an effective and reputable wilderness option specifically tailored to young adults. With the addition of Fawson to both the clinical and ownership teams, Elements Traverse is poised to continue growing in terms of the number of clients served as well as the quality and effectiveness of the program. Fawson’s leadership and therapy style match Elements Traverse’s approach of focusing on healthy company culture and providing evidence-based treatment that promotes better outcomes for clients and their families.
“We are excited to have Eric on our team,” said Executive Director Janine Donald. “He is a talented clinician as well as a caring and humble leader for our Clinical Team and the company as a whole.” Fawson will be officially joining Elements Traverse on October 1, 2020. “I can’t imagine a better team and community to join and feel blessed to have an opportunity to learn from everyone at Elements and Traverse,” shared Fawson. To talk with Eric Fawson or the admissions team about working with him, please contact Elements Traverse’s Admissions Department at 866-542-2252.
About Elements Traverse
Elements Traverse is a young adult wilderness therapy program based in central Utah. Our clients spend nine weeks backpacking in the San Rafael Swell past petroglyphs and dinosaur fossils. We offer gender-inclusive groups where clients work on treatment goals together. Clients learn Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to help them navigate life’s inevitable ups and downs. They also gain a deep understanding of their substance use through the evidence-based 7 Challenges curriculum. Furthermore, clients discover what they are truly capable of through guided adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, stand up paddleboarding, fly fishing, and more. As a small owner-operated program, we know each one of our clients well, and their families have access to us at every level. For more information, visit www.elementstraverse.com