All Kinds of News for November 06, 2019
Trails Momentum strengthens its Family Programming with the addition of Jacob Thomasen, LPC as their Parent and Family Specialist. Jacob started working in the wilderness therapy field about a decade ago and worked in wilderness programs in both Wisconsin and Utah before moving to North Carolina. Additionally, he has experience working in extended care sober living programs and ran adventure camps while in college.
Having personally had a family member go through treatment, Jacob understands first-hand the value of including parents and siblings in the process. He is passionate about keeping attuned to the wants and needs of parents and siblings throughout the wilderness therapy experience. At Trails Momentum, Jacob not only helps to oversee the development of the weekly Family Programming, but also plays a primary role in the orchestration of the Parent Workshops.
"We provide a two-day Parent Workshop for parents of young adults in our Trails Momentum and Foundations Asheville programs,” Jacob explains. “During the first day, parents spend time connecting with one another and receive some psychoeducation from our clinicians in order to better understand their son or daughter. They're then given the opportunity to apply this new knowledge and skill-base on the second day, when we invite the parents to campus to engage in sessions and experiential activities with the students.”
The goal of these workshops is that parents walk away with the following:
- A more accurate perspective of their child’s neurological, emotional and behavioral skill set.
- The ability to relate and integrate their own experiences and challenges which have led them to this point
- The opportunity to connect and heal with other parents
- A connective and restorative experience between them and their child
Jacob specializes in working with divorced and blended family issues, sibling dynamics, family history of addiction and codependency, adoption dynamics, co-parenting, and intergenerational challenges.
About Trails Momentum
Trails Momentum is an outdoor adventure-based therapy program for young adults ages 18-25 struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Young adults are guided on a journey of self-discovery where they develop self-concept and are empowered to make the transition into independence. Adventure programming, clinical services, family involvement, college coursework, and social and life skills development are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills and address clinical and behavioral challenges. Learn more about clinical programming at Trails Momentum by visiting https://trailsmomentum.com/grow or by calling 877-296-8711.