All Kinds of News for December 04, 2019
blueFire Wilderness Therapy, a wilderness program for teens ages 11-17, is excited to welcome Ted Bost as a Primary Therapist on their clinical team. Ted specializes in working with adolescent boys 14-17 that struggle with behavior issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment issues, low self-worth.
Ted completed his undergrad at Western Carolina University where he studied Parks and Recreation Management and Outdoor Leadership. After college, he began a 6+ year-long career as field instructor doing wilderness therapy in North Carolina and Colorado where he realized he had a knack for leadership and helping others feel safe as they journeyed into a world that was unfamiliar and exciting.
As a field instructor, he was mentored by several talented therapists and worked with many, many clients. He moved into a leadership position within the field department doing staff training, managing a high ropes course, and indirectly working with clients for several years.
He received a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on addictions treatment from Western Carolina University. Before returning to wilderness therapy, Bost worked at a dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment facility with clients of all ages and walks of life.
“In wilderness therapy, there are few outside distractions from the ongoing feedback students receive, as everything they do in wilderness matters. No matter the obstacle in wilderness, it’s never personal for those trying to overcome it, and I believe this helps clients transfer a sense of personal agency into their lives,” describes Ted Bost. “There are endless opportunities to become creative in the wilderness to help articulate a theme, and I enjoy engaging clients actively in their therapeutic process instead of just talking about it.”
Bost is looking forward to working at blueFire Wilderness because there is an emphasis on individualized treatment for clients and an active family therapy component that he believes helps create a more thorough and effective treatment process.
About blueFire Wilderness Therapy:
blueFire Wilderness is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Boise, Idaho that offers teens ages 11-17 a comprehensive adventure experience. BlueFire Wilderness combines clinical expertise, academic assessments, and a family systems approach to help teens struggling with emotional, behavioral and social challenges.