All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
Equinox RTC, a residential treatment center for boys ages 14-18 struggling with trauma, is excited to announce that Melissa Margolin, LCSW, has joined their clinical team as a primary therapist.
Melissa has extensive experience working with teens in wilderness therapy and other therapeutic settings. She transitioned from a role at a wilderness program to work with families in the Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Social Services, and various mental health services. Her background has given her exposure to a wide variety of mental health diagnoses and their intersection with trauma symptoms.
Kyle Gillett, Executive Director and Founding Partner at Equinox RTC, notes, “I am thrilled to have Melissa join the Equinox Family. Her energy and way-of-being with our team and students has quickly endeared her to our system. Melissa has an incredible ability to challenge teenagers while remaining in solid relationship with them.”
Melissa Margolin is looking forward to participating in Equinox’s adventure therapy program. Using the relationship-based approach as a guide, she understands the clinical importance of doing therapy outside of office walls, actively seeking relationship and change, and using the leverage gained to accentuate overall health.
“Time spent in nature provides teens with the opportunity to identify what is important and what is meaningful for them,” explains Margolin. “Without the constant ability to escape through social media, texts, video games, and entertainment, time spent with oneself is inevitably a time of reflection that allows space to value and be grateful for what is important: meaningful relationships, activities, and experiences.”
Melissa Margolin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Masters from Western Carolina University. She specializes in working with teens who have experienced trauma and applies a trauma-informed model to all of her clients. When not at work, Melissa can be found hiking, rock climbing, or puttering in her cut flower garden.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Trauma, Loss, and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASD, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox provides a fully accredited school, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment. Learn more about Equinox’s mission by visiting our About Us page, or by calling (877) 279-8925.