All Kinds of News for September 13, 2017
Dragonfly Transitions is excited to announce Nick Wagenseller, MA and Casey Sims, MSW as Primary Therapists on the Clinical Team. With specialized training as a relational and systems therapist, Nick Wagenseller, MA balances client-centered therapy with a focus on the individual’s relationship to their environment and the family system. He draws from both professional and personal experience to work with issues such as substance abuse and its effects on family systems, co-dependency, trauma, self-esteem issues, anger, depression and anxiety, and learning differences. Nick works with students who struggle with a range of clinical challenges, and he often utilizes motivational interviewing techniques. He has extensive experience working with trauma.
With his background in wilderness therapy, Nick later earned is MA in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Prior to joining the Dragonfly team, he was a therapist for a community counseling center in Southern California working with individuals, families and couples.
Casey Sims, MSW uses a trauma informed, person-centered approach and believes in the innate wisdom of each student. She draws primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and internal family systems in her work. Casey earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver with a concentration in Health and Wellness. Her previous experience includes working in wilderness therapy and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa for two years. She has also worked in a refugee resettlement, a day treatment program for young women, and as a social worker at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado where she provided support to parents and families around trauma, grief, and loss.
Casey is joined by Jada, her professional therapy dog from Freedom Service Dogs in Colorado. For those students who would benefit from the unconditional love and acceptance offered by dogs, Jada will gladly snuggle or retrieve a box of tissues on command.
About Dragonfly TransitionsDragonfly Transitions serves young adults 18 -30 in three locations in Southern Oregon – Klamath Falls, Ashland, and the Homestead (for men, just south of Klamath). Students learn life skills and work to transition into a healthy young adult life with independence, autonomy, integrity and sustainability. Dragonfly provides opportunities for real world experience in a stable, supportive environment where students can flourish.