New Vision Wilderness Announces Three New Clinical Hires
New Vision Wilderness Therapy, a wilderness program unique in its clinical approach, offering the latest in evidence-based practices for treating and healing trauma and attachment disorders, announces several new hires, at both Oregon and Georgia bases..
There are two new hires at New Vision Deschutes located in Bend, OR. AJ Frithiof, LCSW, has joined the clinical team at New Vision Deschutes, located in Bend, OR., in the role of primary therapist. She is a licensed clinical social worker and completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She also received a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences with an emphasis in outdoor education at Texas A&M University in College Station. AJ began her career as a wilderness therapy instructor and has experience working with different types of students in varying levels of wilderness therapy programs and experience in different residential treatment settings.
Mike Sullivan, LMHC, also joined the team at New Vision Deschutes, in the role of Alumni and Transition Director. Mike is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 15 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families. His fascination with the wild and natural environment led him to pursue a career in wilderness therapy. He was inspired by the years he put in as a field instructor at a wilderness therapy program in the desert of Idaho. Mike went on to earn his Masters in Psychology at Seattle University in 2009. With an eagerness to serve, Mike moved to the Big Island of Hawai’i to apply his clinical skills in a horticulture setting in an outdoor behavioral healthcare program. Mike channeled his self-discipline and hard work ethic into his clinical responsibilities and leadership as the Alumni and Family Services Director. Mike engaged alumni in events, implemented programming for families, trained staff and clinicians, and presented at conferences across the country.
Theresa Hasting, LPC-S, LMHC, LCPAA, SP has joined the team at New Vision Georgia, as Clinical Director. Before joining the New Vision team, Theresa worked in an outdoor behavior health program for five years, where she provided individual therapy to adolescent clients and their families. Theresa has expertise in developing training for staff and families on Trauma-Informed Care topics, Nurturing Parenting®, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) principles. She also has experience as a clinician for adolescents and adults in psychiatric settings. Theresa has worked with youth and adults who have experienced physical and sexual abuse, attachment trauma, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, emotional and behavioral dysregulation, substance abuse issues, psychosis, and interpersonal conflict. Theresa has presented at many state and national conferences. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Sandplay Therapists of America (STA).
For more information, about New Vision Wilderness or these key new hires, please contact Ryan Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on the web at www.newvisionwilderness.com.
About New Vision Wilderness
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) programs are innovative wilderness therapy programs for clients who require immediate intervention and intensive mental health treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. We serve preteens, teens, young adults, and their parents in three U.S. locations: the Northwoods of Wisconsin, the Cascade mountain range of Central Oregon and Georgia.
New Vision comes from a trauma-informed lens and a relationship-based model that permeates throughout our culture of leaders, clinicians, and employees. The wilderness is our catalyst for change and healing.