All Kinds of News for June 06, 2018
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) therapy program is pleased to report it enrolled its first client in Asheville, NC last week. With this expansion, NVW now has programs in Bend, Oregon, Medford, Wisconsin and Asheville, North Carolina. NVW President and Co-Founder Drew Hornbeck said, “I’m honored and excited to direct our expansion to North Carolina. I value the support from Liz Deardorf, Steve Sawyer and other long term NVW leaders for their assistance in our expansion. Our intent is to create better access to specialized trauma-informed wilderness therapy services and opening on the East Coast helps us accomplish that".
New Vision Wilderness Asheville opens as a young adult, coed program serving young people ages 18-26 who are struggling with symptoms related to early life trauma like anxiety, emotional dysregulation, depression, relational stability and substance abuse. The program will access the Nantahala National Forest, utilizing state-of-the-art interventions that NVW is known for including the CASA developmental trauma treatment model, canines, Brainspotting, mastery skill building and adventure-based activities.
After 10 years working with New Vision Wilderness (NVW) in various roles from Field Instructor to Admissions Director, Adam Eader has transitioned into the role of NVW’s Expansion Director. In this role, Adam is overseeing the development of the new program and has been busy working with the state, interviewing staff, and training NVW’s new Director of Admissions, Patrick McAvoy. “This is an exciting time for me”, Adam said. “Not only am I utilizing all of the skills and experiences that I acquired over the past ten years at NVW, but I get to train an exceptional Admissions Director in Patrick, who will continue to provide excellent service to our referring professionals and their families”.
Two long term and respected NVW clinicians also take on expanded roles: Liz Deardorf, Family Services Director will assume the Clinical Director role and Steve Sawyer LCSW, Co-Founder, will provide direct training to the program while helping ensure that NVW's core values and cultural norms are pervasive throughout the program. They will also provide recently hired Executive Director Kristina Fortner with a comprehensive onboarding experience in the NVW trauma-informed approach and practice.
About New Vision Wilderness
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is located in Wisconsin, Oregon and North Carolina. It serves teens and young adults and does not rely solely on a physical challenge regimen as the catalyst for positive change. NVW de-emphasizes the behavioral level system, favoring instead a relational focused treatment plan that includes mastery projects to assist with attachment and connection. This is what sets us apart and provides an unparalleled wilderness experience while adhering to the highest standards of safety and individual attention. For more information about NVW-Asheville, please contact Adam at (414) 801-9792 or email Adam Eader directly.