All Kinds of News for November 06, 2019
STRīV is growing, and the young adult college support program is pleased to announce the addition a few amazing key members to their team.
Primary therapist Joel Wallis, CSW is the newest member of the Clinical team. While working with adolescents and young adults in residential treatment, it became clear that he wanted to become a therapist, and he completed his Masters in Social Work from Brigham Young University. Joel brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for life into his work with students, and is all about the “off the couch” experiential aspects of the therapeutic process.
As STRīV’s resident “Spartan Racer,” Joel inspires others to work hard & play hard by choosing courage over comfort. Outside of work and Spartan races, Joel’s true joy comes from his wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters.
Kaitlyn Rodriguez has also joined the STRīV team, as the health and wellness mentor. With a focus on “the whole” – mind, body, heart, spirit – STRīV sought someone special with that expertise, and is pleased to welcome Kaitlyn to the team.
Kaitlyn earned her degree in Exercise & Wellness from Brigham Young University; whe is a yoga instructor and personal trainer, and the one-on-work and group activities she provides has already made a tremendous positive impact. When asked what she likes most about working with the students at STRīV, she stated, “I enjoy seeing them get motivated to improve their fitness and enjoy what they are capable of.”
STRīV is a social, emotional, and therapeutic support program for emerging adults struggling to navigate the challenges of college life and the road toward independence. Located in the heart of Utah County, STRīV students have access to traditional academics as well as vocational training opportunities through Utah Valley University.