All Kinds of News for July 10, 2019
Equinox RTC is excited to announce that Dan Keith has been appointed as our new Clinical Director. Dan Keith comes to Equinox after 5 years at our sister program, Solstice East. The fantastic work he has done with families and teens since the early days of Solstice East has helped prepare him to succeed as the Clinical Director of Equinox RTC. In his time at Solstice East, Dan facilitated New Parent workshops under the Solstice Model, with a focus on trauma, attachment, and the healing force of relationships. He has regularly been tasked with and aided in the professional development of co-therapists, clinical interns, and direct care staff.
Dan received his Master's in Counseling from Western Carolina University and draws from experience having worked with adolescents in residential, day treatment, outpatient and in-home settings.
Dr. Kyle Gillett, Executive Director of Equinox, noted, “What I love about the addition of Dan to the team is his deep rooted connection to our family and the Solstice Model. He brings such a laser-focused vision of how an emphasis on healthy relationships can drive healing in our students. Layering that with his understanding of experiential learning, and a therapeutic vision of 'Do, Reflect, Apply', he is a perfect fit for the Equinox program.”
His experience has taught him the value of a program rooted in a holistic perspective that emphasizes the importance of family and relationships. For that reason, he was drawn to Equinox RTC. He has witnessed how impactful positive adolescence can be in the lives of teens and is grateful for the opportunity to provide guidance during challenging times. Jenny Selent, Executive Clinical Director of Solstice East, and Dan’s supervisor and mentor notes, “Dan has been an integral member of the clinical team and critical to the successful outcomes at Solstice East. He will be missed at Solstice, but we are super excited for our ‘brother program’ to make such a significant addition.”
In his practice, Dan has worked with adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, communication, defiance, trauma, and relationship issues. He is trained in TF-CBT as well as EMDR, Brainspotting, and TF-EAP. Dan has specialized in group therapy topics such as experiential DBT, technology and social media, and entitlement. In alignment with the work at Equinox, Dan has a strong history with and connection to the adventure world. He has facilitated numerous day and multi-day adventure and recreation trips including hiking, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, tubing, and snowboarding. When not at the office, Dan enjoys time with his family, reading, kayaking, and hiking with his shepherd, Keetna.
Of his role, Dan says, “I am excited to join the team as the Clinical Director at Equinox RTC. Having worked with Equinox’s sister program, I’ve known of the program since early in its development and have continually been impressed with the therapeutic work accomplished here. Equinox RTC has developed such a compassionate culture, one which I look forward to contributing to.”
In alignment with the work at Equinox, Dan has a strong history with and connection to the adventure world. He has facilitated numerous day and multi-day adventure and recreation trips including hiking, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, tubing, and snowboarding.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Trauma, Loss, and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASD, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox offers a combination of clinically sophisticated support with a whole child approach including adventure therapy, integrated Cross-Fit program, and a whole foods diet. Equinox provides a fully accredited school, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment.