All Kinds of News for March 08, 2017
Pure Life Adventure is proud to announce the hire of our first Costa Rican therapist. Psychologist Jeffrey Calderon will officially join the team as primary therapist at Pure Life Aspiro the first week of March. Jeffrey has spent the last 5 months working in partnership with Gillan Smith, Ph.D., at Aspiro in Utah; he is excited to rejoin his home team after learning more about the adventure therapy milieu.
Amee Hardy, Pure Life Clinical Therapist states, “Jeffrey’s return to Costa Rica is highly anticipated. Jeffrey is a seasoned therapist with over 15 years of experience as a clinician. He has gained valuable industry experience in Utah. Jeffrey brings the Costa Rican culture to the clinical team and adds depth to our clinical experience.”
Jeffrey is a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology with experience in clinical practice, training, consulting and is able to work with clients who need a Spanish-speaking therapist. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments with young adult clients struggling with emotional, behavioral, and adjustment issues. Jeffrey graduated as a psychologist from Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany in 2006. In Germany, he developed research programs for gifted students and talent development plans for young adults. In Costa Rica, Jeffrey developed leadership programs for young adults in Costa Rica and Panama. He also served as Academic Coordinator at the Universidad Latina in Costa Rica Psychology Department. For the past twenty years, Jeffrey has worked in an outpatient setting both in individual and group therapy.
Jeffrey’s areas of clinical focus include neurodevelopment disorders including learning differences, autism spectrum disorders, trauma related issues, addiction, anxiety and depression. He is a tremendous asset to Pure Life Adventure, and we are excited to welcome him home.
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.