All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is pleased to announce Christine Riley’s return to the woods as Primary Therapist and Clinical Director after a medical leave. Christine has already begun taking on students and her group (“G2”) has reopened, just in time for another busy summer at the North Georgia wilderness therapy program. The team at Blue Ridge could not be happier to have Christine back at work and they feel grateful for her health and continued commitment to her work at Blue Ridge. Through Christine’s recovery, she has experienced firsthand the power of community and connection in the healing process. Intrigued, she dove into the topic and explored how it relates to the families the program works with in wilderness therapy. Christine writes about her own experience and how important it is for humans to come together as a community, while we heal - medically, mentally, or otherwise - in her blog, Healing Through Connection.
Christine is a Primary Therapist for adolescent girls, ages 14-18, who often have conflicting diagnoses and a complicated treatment history due to hospitalizations. Her students struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, complex family conflict, and attachment and adoption-related struggles. Christine believes the true wilderness setting at Blue Ridge provides the safest, most meaningful and powerful setting for students to improve their self-worth, sense of belonging, and connection to self and others.
Please join Blue Ridge in welcoming Christine back to the woods!
About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness offers clinically driven programs encompassing advanced therapeutic skill, a highly flexible nomadic wilderness therapy model, licensed wilderness therapy assessment and multiple treatment options for troubled teens ages 13-18 years old. Our individualized approach, family support and commitment to service translate to an unparalleled experience and better outcomes for adolescents and families.