All Kinds of News for January 09, 2019
Aspiro is excited to have therapist Jamie Ahern return to the clinical team. After time as both a guide and a therapist at Aspiro, Jamie was compelled to work as a clinician at a community mental health organization working with underserved populations. Jamie states that this experience greatly expanded his horizons as a clinician and provided comprehensive experience in trauma and family systems work. Through his time there, he also gained a great desire to continually strive to challenge himself professionally in order to effectively serve clients with a variety of different needs.
Jamie's true passion, in addition to his clinical work, is being outdoors, which is what led him back to the wilderness therapy world. He is an avid skier, mountain biker, fisherman, and more. He states that he finds great healing power in nature and that through his outdoor adventures he has learned to push himself to do hard things. He shares that this has been of great importance to him not only physically, but also has led him to personal emotional growth.
Executive Director Ryan Coley states, "It was a pleasure to work with Jamie and I always admired his warm and inviting approach, as well as his dedication to his students and families. We are excited to have him back on our team."
With treatment-specific programs located in Utah and Costa Rica, Aspiro’s mission is to be the most clinically-advanced outdoor behavioral healthcare program in the world, providing safe, dynamic, highly effective treatment modalities that are backed by empirical research. Aspiro Wilderness Adventure Therapy is a short-term wilderness program serving adolescents ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-28 with varying degrees of social, emotional and behavioral challenges.