All Kinds of News for January 11, 2017
Pure Life is excited to announce that Amee Hardy, LCPC is joining the team as Clinical Director in February 2017.
“Amee’s experience and leadership in the therapeutic industry will make her a valuable asset to our team. She has made a strong connection with the Costa Rican people and culture and she will be a great addition to our unique setting.” – Andrew Taylor, Executive Director
Amee Hardy grew up exploring the mountains and rivers of Idaho where she developed a love of the outdoors. She comes from a family of educators and it was natural for her to pursue her undergraduate degree in education and began her professional career as a teacher. During the summer months, Amee worked for the Casey Family Program backpacking with foster teens in remote wilderness settings. It was on these trips that Amee saw the immense healing power that can occur when wilderness and therapy are combined. With this in mind, Amee went on to pursue her advanced degree and received her Masters in Counseling from Boise State University. She has received training in the Trauma Resiliency Model, Social Thinking model, the Arbinger Institute Leadership model and the Ruler Approach for emotional literacy and Equine Therapy.
Amee has since worked as a therapist in a wide variety of clinical settings including an inpatient psychiatric unit, community agency and a regional hospital. She specialized in a wide-range of diagnoses and clinical modalities: autism spectrum, NLD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, acute mental illness, transition planning, parent coaching. She has spent the last 6 years working at Cherry Gulch Therapeutic Boarding School first as a therapist and then as the Clinical Director.
When not working, Amee spends her free time running, rafting and skiing through Idaho’s outdoors with her husband and two young sons. Amee is thrilled to join the Pure Life team where she will have the opportunity to combine her therapeutic skills with her passion for the outdoors.
About Pure LifePure Life Adventures is located in the Central Pacific region of beautiful Costa Rica. Relying on decades of experience in the Costa Rican outdoor industry, our bicultural team provides a therapeutically sophisticated and holistic approach to helping young adults with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, executive function deficits, trauma and substance abuse. Our students are individuals with very real challenges looking for lasting change. Pure Life utilizes traditional individual and group therapy in combination with outdoor experiential learning and adventure. Our integrated and dynamic approach includes an emphasis on fitness, mindfulness, life skills, and cultural immersion. For more information, contact us at (801) 896 9490.