All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization in Atlanta, has hired Les Cole, LPC, CPCS, NBCC, as Vice President of Adolescent Clinical Services at the J. Rex Fuqua Campus for adolescents ages 14-17. In this role, Les will guide the program’s development and assemble a world-class treatment team for the new program slated to open in the fall of 2019.
Les is a passionate practitioner in the field of mental health, spirituality and psychology. His career has focused on working with adolescents and their families in a myriad of settings including Cobb County’s Juvenile Court, Department of Family and Children Services, and School System in addition to adolescent residential facilities, private practice, and community based therapy. He has provided intensive supervision toward licensure and compliance for over 400 clinicians as they acquired skills to deliver psychotherapy in their own practice. He has consulted with numerous corporate partners enhancing team dynamics. He regularly provides workshops on and seminars for foster parents, parenting, team building, the Enneagram, and trauma.
Les finds it gratifying to introduce clients and therapists alike, to psychotherapy and life-span development. He has had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations working with clients with depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, chronic illness, and addictions. He is eager to apply his experience and compassion with families of teens, as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment. A disabled veteran himself, having served in the United States Air Force, Les especially values the privilege to work with our returning men and women in uniform.
Les received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University; Master degree from Phillips University and his Doctorate degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. He completed his clinical psychology internship and practicums through the Center for Pastoral Care at Emory University. Les also taught as Adjunct Faculty at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Columbia Theological Seminary.
About Skyland Trail
Located in Atlanta, Skyland Trail is a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization serving adults ages 18 and older with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Through our residential and day treatment programs, we help our clients grow, recover, and reclaim their lives. Skyland Trail is focused on individuals with complex mental health issues through expert, evidence-based psychiatric care alongside a compassionate, holistic path to wellness. Our integrated mental, medical, and social model helps clients develop strategies to improve mental health, physical wellness, independence, and relationships with family and friends. Unique therapies include music, art, and horticultural therapy; workforce and school readiness; primary care services; family therapy; pastoral counseling; and healthy living and nutrition coaching. Learn more at www.skylandtrail.org.