All Kinds of News for September 13, 2017
Aspiro is very excited to announce that Leigh Uhlenkott, MS, LPCS, NCC, LMHC has joined our clinical team. Leigh has twenty years of experience as a clinician working with adolescents in wilderness and therapeutic settings. She is extremely passionate about this work and loves seeing the powerful transformation that takes place in wilderness therapy. Leigh recognizes how students thrive when removed from the dysfunction of daily life and loves to utilize the experiential opportunities for growth in the outdoors.
Leigh specializes in the clinical assessment and treatment of challenges associated with social/executive function deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, family systems, NLD, ADHD, adoption, school refusal, anger management, addictions and obesity. She is also trained and certified to work with transgendered youth, and she is well versed in the practice of psychodrama. Leigh especially sees power in using psychodrama with students on the Autism Spectrum. She finds that psychodrama enables kids to understand how they are being perceived by others, to connect with their emotions, to get in better touch with their bodies, and creates opportunities for them to interact with others. Leigh is also trained in Rapid Trauma Resolution which can effectively lead to overcoming anxiety, maintaining better focus, and working through traumatic experiences. Leigh states, "I love to see students find great strength through their wilderness process and see them get to a point where they no longer feel their negative emotions or experiences in life are holding them back."
When not working, Leigh especially enjoys traveling and spending time with her daughter, family, friends and two rescue dogs - Fluffy and Yoda. She is looking forward to her own adventures in Utah and being a part of the Aspiro team.
About AspiroWith treatment-specific programs located in Utah and Costa Rica, Aspiro’s mission is to be the most clinically-advanced outdoor behavioral health program in the world, providing safe, dynamic, highly effective treatment modalities that are backed by empirical research. Aspiro Wilderness Adventure Therapy is a short-term wilderness program serving adolescents ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-28 with varying degrees of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.