All Kinds of News for April 08, 2020
Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program for teens ages 10-17, is excited to announce that Taisir El-Souessi LCMHCS, LPC and Travis Wireback, LCSW have joined their clinical team this month. El-Souessi will be joining the team as a Family Therapist and Wireback will be a Primary Therapist running a second pre-teen boys group.
“For the past decade, I have been supporting complicated families through the healing process and I’m excited to bring my expertise to the Trails Carolina Family Programming team,” comments Taisir El- Souessi.
El-Souessi’s experience includes wilderness therapy with clients age 9-18 years, a therapeutic boarding school with middle school girls, elementary school-based outpatient, community-based treatment for court-referred adolescents, and inpatient/outpatient at a behavioral health/substance abuse treatment facility with adults and adolescents. Throughout all these placements, working with parents and other family members has been an integral part of treatment.
Travis Wireback has worked with families and teens in a variety of therapeutic settings over the past several years. He began his career working at a wilderness therapy program as a Master Wilderness Instructor. While pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill, he interned with both the Chatham County school system as a primary therapist and at a prominent wilderness therapy program where he focused on designing interventions, providing psychoeducation to families, and therapeutically facilitating family reunions.
After earning his Master’s in Social Work, Travis worked as a Primary Therapist at a therapeutic boarding school where he provided multi-systemic therapy to adolescents and pre-adolescents whose families were in crisis.
“I strongly believe in the importance of learning through experience, building new skills and learning how to apply them in familiar environments, fostering growth in family relationships, and the importance of a strengths-focused approach,” says Wireback. “I am extremely passionate about supporting pre-adolescents and their families as they develop the skills to succeed as individuals, as a family, and in their community.”
Travis is working with pre-teens boys ages 10-13 challenged with mood dysregulation, social struggles, anxiety, depression, suicide avoidance, and ASD.
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Asheville, North Carolina that offers a multi-dimensional wilderness therapy model to troubled adolescents, ages 10-17. Trails capitalizes upon the profound effects of a student’s wilderness experience and then combines that experience with strong clinical assessments and therapy. For additional information about Trails Carolina, please call 800-975-7303.