Greenbrier Academy’s Recent Clinical Hire Brings Over 30 Years of Experience
Greenbrier Academy is excited to announce the addition of Ginger Dahl, MACE, MAMFC, LPC to the clinical team. Ginger brings over three decades of experience working with youth and their families in various residential facilities, public service agencies, public-school settings, and private practice. Throughout her career, her focus on relationships and emotional healing has underlined her passion for those who have experienced early childhood trauma, disrupted attachment, PTSD, and family conflict.
“Over the years, it has been my honor to help families repair broken relationships,” Ginger says. “The reward of seeing a family’s new beliefs set in or a student break free from past trauma that had defined them is what I love most about what I do.”
Ginger’s preference for a holistic approach to therapy eventually attracted her to Greenbrier. “I love having the support of a treatment team and using multiple modalities and interventions to help a student breakthrough,” says Ginger. “It’s much more effective than just one-on-one therapy alone.”
Ginger was trained by Dr. Bruce Perry and is certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Equine Assisted Therapies (EAGALA) and is in the final phase of her certification to be a Registered Play Therapist. She holds a Masters in Christian Education and a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama.
Originally from northern Alabama, Ginger has lived and worked in Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma before moving to West Virginia to be closer to family and join Greenbrier Academy. Ginger is the proud mother of 5 children aged 18-25.
“We are thrilled to have Ginger as part of our Greenbrier team,” says Rachel Call, Greenbrier’s Executive Director/CEO. “Aside from her vast experience as a clinician, she has jumped right into our community and therapeutic model with an enthusiasm that’s hard to find.”
Greenbrier Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for girls aged 14-18 located on 140 acres of woodland in Pence Springs, WV. We offer an immersive therapeutic program specifically designed to reestablish core beliefs. This is done through the collaborative effort of our signature programs, therapy and college-prep academics within a supportive community of sisterhood.