All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness, a northeast Georgia wilderness therapy program that currently serves adolescents and families, is proud and excited to announce that they will be expanding next month by opening a program specifically for young adults and their families.
This program will be led by Anne Wilzbacher, LPC, one of Blue Ridge’s esteemed therapists. Anne has a plethora of professional experience and expertise in the clinical, wilderness, and self-growth arena that lends her to have a unique perspective in what it takes to create an effective foundation for supporting growth, movement, health, resilience and empowerment. Dan McDougal, Executive Director and Owner of Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness states, “Anne has passionately taken on creating this development with the utmost intention and effectiveness in gathering current trends and utility of practices. The program is dense, with a powerful vision and full of heart.”
The program vision includes providing quality attention, care, and inspired action to support young adults being able to root into who they are and what they want in their life. Blue Ridge aims to support young adults and their families through comprehensive assessment, deep integrated individual and family work, intensive group psychotherapy, creative exposure and skills building, and thoughtful transition prep. This young adult wilderness therapy program will start with a mixed gender group serving 18-30 year olds struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, family system issues, identity, disordered eating, personality disorders/traits, substance abuse and addictive behaviors. It is located in western North Carolina Nantahala National Forest.
“I feel deeply grateful for this opportunity to basically have a blank canvas of wilderness… to create what I believe can serve young adults and their families on a deep level,” commented Anne. “I have poured my heart and soul into this and value holding integrity in this work and what we are going to be offering.”
Blue Ridge will be announcing their opening in early September.
About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness offers clinically driven programs encompassing advanced therapeutic skill, a highly flexible nomadic wilderness therapy model, licensed wilderness therapy assessment and multiple treatment options for troubled teens ages 13-18 years old. Our individualized approach, family support and commitment to service translate to an unparalleled experience and better outcomes for adolescents and families.