All Kinds of News for August 07, 2019
Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program for students ages 10-17, is delighted to announce that Jacob Thomason, LPC will be joining their Family Programming team.
“I’m really excited to be able to complement the team in place at Trails Carolina. They have done an outstanding job of supporting families and have a wonderfully comprehensive program,” says Jacob.
Having had a family member in treatment, Jacob understands first-hand the value of including parents and siblings in the process. He is passionate about keeping attuned to the wants and needs of parents and siblings throughout the wilderness therapy experience. He explains, “A student’s long term success is dependent on parents being aligned and having supportive goals in place. That is why family programming is so vital to the work we do here at Trails.”
After earning his Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College, Jacob began working in the wilderness therapy field nearly a decade ago and has worked in wilderness programs in Utah and Wisconsin. Additionally, he worked at an extended care sober living program in Maine and ran adventure camps while in college.
The opportunity to join the Trails Carolina team allowed Jacob to bring his family back to his hometown, where they can be closer to his family.
“Jacob’s many years working with teens and families within a wilderness therapy environment make him a valuable addition to our family programming,” says Graham Shannonhouse, Executive Director and Founder of Trails Carolina. “We are thrilled to have him on board.”
About Trails Carolina
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy for pre-teens and adolescents ages 10-17. The clinically sophisticated and time-tested program engages students through wilderness therapy, mindfulness and yoga, equine-assisted therapy, intentional transitions, and academic engagement. Recent outcome research demonstrates efficacy. Trails Carolina was created to help families reconnect and heal. For additional information about Trails Carolina, located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, please call 800-975-7303.