All Kinds of News for February 14, 2018
New Vision Wilderness Therapy program, located in Bend, Oregon and Medford, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the addition of Jillian Broeckert, MS, LPC to their core clinical team in Wisconsin. Jillian earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, Saint George, Utah and has worked in wilderness therapy and the mental health field since 2005. Also included on Wisconsin’s clinical team are Jacob Thomasson, MS, Lacey Heinzelman LPC, LMFT, Wesley Bruce, M.A. and Ashley Perez, CAPSW.
Growing up in the north woods of Minnesota, Jillian has always had a passion for the outdoors and its therapeutic value. She loves the experiential work and believes in taking a person-centered approach, looking at each student as an individual. Jillian also believes in not only giving her clients the opportunity to heal, but that treatment is an opportunity for the whole family. “I have had training in mindfulness and believe in taking a holistic approach,” she noted. “I also believe in taking a family systems approach and with New Vision’s emphasis on intensive family work, it’s a great match.”
According to Jacob Thomason, Assistant Clinical Director, “Jillian works well with students who have borderline traits because she has a calm/caring demeanor. She is also highly skilled in DBT and holds firm boundaries.” Jacob also noted that Jill enjoys working with older adolescent boys who are emotionally avoidant; for example, students who believe emotions show weakness. “I am passionate about helping my students see the potential in themselves that we see in them. My favorite moments are when you can see that in their eyes,” she said.
About New Vision Wilderness
NVW has programs in Wisconsin’s beautiful North Woods and in Oregon’s picturesque Cascade Mountain Range, near Bend, Oregon. NVW offers programming for adolescent and pre-adolescent boys and girls, as well as young adults. They are a specialty wilderness therapy treatment program that is clinically intensive, highly specialized and trauma informed. The foundation of our program is designed to heal the consequences of early childhood stress. This early stress, often referred to as Complex Developmental Trauma, manifests itself in controlling behaviors such as defiance and opposition, as well as debilitating behaviors such as anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse and depression. NVW is the nation’s premier relational model wilderness therapy program, and integrates the latest research on adverse childhood experiences. This relationship centered approach coupled with a safe environment and the most effective clinical interventions serve as the backbone to their success and reputation. NVW believes in relationship, not consequence, as the main vehicle for change.