All Kinds of News for September 14, 2016
Liz Lucarelli will be joining our SUWS of the Carolinas team on October 10, 2016 as the Seasons Therapist. Seasons serves middle school age clients at SUWS of the Carolinas, and is comprised of boys and girls ages 10-14. With her vast experience, Liz makes an excellent addition to the SUWS clinical team.
Here's a little more to know about Liz: her goals as a therapist are to help her clients discover that they have the internal resources, power and capability to manage life's hardships and challenges. This in turn builds a sense of competency, resiliency and empowerment. Liz assists her young clients in developing personal and relational awareness, responsibility and emotional regulation. Liz enjoys working with pre-teens who struggle with peer and family relationships, anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors, emotional regulation, ADHD, negligent self-care, and students who have experienced a developmental trauma such a death of a parent/loved one, divorce, adoption, birth of a sibling, and/or neglect.
Liz has extensive experience working in wilderness and residential settings with preteens and adolescents in their families. Her journey began as a Senior Field Instructor at Second Nature Blue Ridge in 2005. After leaving Second Nature to further her education and experience, she set a personal goal to work specifically with pre-teens and served as a primary therapist at Lake House Academy and Greenbrier Academy. She has also led international adventure travel trips and worked as both a program director and lead instructor for an all-girls wilderness leadership program. Prior to joining the SUWS team, Liz was a primary therapist at Footsteps at Second Nature Blue Ridge.
Liz earned her Master’s degree from Western Carolina University in Community Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education from Brevard College. Liz is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She is certified in Brainspotting, NLP, and is a Wilderness First Responder. She is currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist through the Association of Play Therapy.
About SUWS of the Carolinas
SUWS of the Carolinas is a wilderness treatment program for students 10-17 years of age who are working through addiction, depression, developmental disorders and behavioral issues. Students work with a licensed clinician and experienced staff members in a supportive outdoor environment free from the stresses and distractions of everyday life. SUWS of the Carolinas operates within the Pisgah National Forest under permits issued by the United States Forest Service (USDA), and is subject to the USDA Civil Rights Non Discrimination Agreement (Form AD-475-C).