All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
Elements Traverse, a young adult wilderness therapy program based in Utah, welcomes Eric Rydzewski, ACMHC, to the treatment team. Started in 2016, Elements Traverse is proud to have built an exceptional treatment team and a robust program curriculum. Under the guidance of Clinical Director Caitlin Tharaldson, Rydzewski’s addition will allow Elements Traverse to expand its groups and serve a wider array of young adults.
Rydzewski has over 1000 field days as a wilderness field guide (staff), and an extensive background working with adults in recovery and transitional treatment facilities. Rydzewski truly believes in the power of the nature/outdoors as a healing and treatment medium. According to Rydzewski, “having worked in both traditional inpatient settings and non-traditional holistic healing modalities such as wilderness therapy, I am joining Elements Traverse to get back to my roots and bridge my indoor lessons to the wilderness therapy realm.”
About Elements Traverse
Elements Traverse is a young adult wilderness therapy program based in central Utah. Clients spend 8-10 weeks backpacking in the San Rafael Swell past petroglyphs and dinosaur fossils. Elements Traverse offers gender inclusive groups where clients work on treatment goals together. They learn Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to help them navigate life's inevitable ups and downs, while also gaining a deep understanding of their substance use through the evidence-based 7 Challenges curriculum. Furthermore, clients discover what they are truly capable of through guided adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, stand up paddle boarding, fly fishing and more. For more information, visit www.elementstraverse.com