Evoke Therapy Programs Hires Annette Pelletier at its Entrada Location
Evoke Therapy Programs is happy to welcome Annette Pelletier, LCSW, CTRTC as the newest addition to its team of therapists at Evoke Entrada in Santa Clara, UT. “Having the opportunity to be a primary therapist at Evoke Entrada is both exciting and meaningful for me,” says Pelletier. “Wilderness therapy, particularly in the way it is delivered at Evoke, provides a special space to help individuals face their fears, experience vulnerability, and overcome what they thought was impossible. I believe moving through the process of wilderness therapy is empowering, healing, and transformative.”
Pelletier started her journey toward becoming a Wilderness Therapist in 2014 when she received her master’s in Social Work from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. “Passion for both wilderness and helping others runs deep within me,” she says. “I grew up with the wilderness as my back yard and found refuge in the woods during difficult times throughout my life. How wonderful it was when I learned I could combine two of my greatest loves into a career!”
One of her first jobs as a therapist was at ChildSafe in San Antonio, TX as an Adventure Therapy Coordinator, where she provided traditional talk therapy for youth and families, in addition to designing adventure-based programming for them. Most recently, she came to Evoke from a residential treatment center where she worked exclusively with adolescent girls.
Pelletier is a skilled therapist who works best with adolescents and young adults who are considered rough around the edges and armored on the outside. She is very experienced in treating individuals with complex trauma, depression, anxiety, opposition/defiance disorders, and emerging personality disorders, among others. Pelletier is extremely passionate about helping those who have had multiple traumatic experiences in their lives, and is willing to get into the arena with her clients.
“I sought out Annette because of her history working with adolescent females in a variety of settings,” says Matt Hoag, Evoke owner and clinical director of Evoke at Entrada. “Her ability to work with clinically challenging young people and her skill in working with trauma made her an ideal fit for working in the wilderness. Annette is a bright, flexible, and engaging therapist who will bring many gifts to the wilderness. I am excited to see her integrate EMDR, DBT, and experiential creativity into her work with young people.”
About Evoke Therapy Programs
Evoke Therapy Programs provides both outdoor-based therapeutic programs for adolescents, young adults, and families and Intensive therapy programs for individuals, families, and couples. Evoke is accredited by the AEE/OBH and is a NATSAP Research Designated Program. Evoke’s outdoor programs are based in Bend, Oregon and in Saint George, Utah. Evoke’s Intensive Therapy programs are in northern Utah.