All Kinds of News for June 06, 2018
Over the past 9 years, reSTART has been at the forefront of working with students struggling with internet and video game addiction. They have been focused on treating this specific issue with overwhelmingly positive results and are often labeled as “The Gold Standard” in internet and videogame addiction recovery. Continuing the expectation of highly skilled and motivated staff, reSTART is excited to welcome Dr. Samantha Dresmond to the team as one of the lead clinicians/program directors for reSTART’s adolescent program at Serenity Mountain.
Dr. Samantha Desmond is leading the charge of what is possible in quality healthcare for patients through integrative healthcare applications. After working her first seven years as a licensed medical massage therapist and interacting with the healthcare system professionally, personally, and through her patient’s experiences, Dr. Desmond decided to further her education in order to better serve a greater number of people and to effect a positive change in the larger system. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University, her Business of Healthcare Certification from Johns Hopkins, and her Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington. Dr. Samantha will be bringing this expertise, experience and energy to her role as clinician/program director.
Dr. Desmond is past president of the Seattle Storytellers Guild, and plays a variety of instruments including the harp. She has an intense love of travel and the outdoors. She has two cats, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Headquartered in Fall City, Washington, reSTART is a leading advocate of healthy sustainable digital media use (internet, VR, and videogames) for people and the planet. reSTART offers staffed residential care for youth (13-17) and life sharing retreats for adults (ages 18-30), along with independent living support.