All Kinds of News for April 08, 2020
blueFire PulsaR, an adventure-based wilderness therapy program for young adults ages 18-28, is excited to announce a new addition to the clinical team. Jake Tucker, an Idaho native and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, will be joining blueFire as a Primary Therapist.
Jake has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in some capacity for the last 15 years in a variety of settings. Jake began his career in secondary education, teaching U.S. history and psychology to high school students. During this time, he also worked at summer camps as a counselor and as a Resident Director for college students. After a few years of teaching, he went back to school for a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling, with an emphasis in trauma and complicated bereavement.
Jake practices EMDR and emphasizes mindfulness for clients who have experienced trauma or related issues. Additionally, he has pursued advanced training in attachment issues, Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples and families, the Community Resiliency Model from the Trauma Resource Institute, and The Anatomy of Peace with the Arbinger Institute.
Jake is also a registered supervisor with the state of Idaho and enjoys providing supervision for master’s level clinicians seeking clinical licensure as well as interns working on their LPC or LCPC degrees. In addition to time in private practice, and as a clinical supervisor at an addiction clinic, he has spent the bulk of his clinical career as a primary therapist at a therapeutic boarding school for adolescent boys. One of the highlights of this work for Jake was leading backpacking trips through the Idaho wilderness, and therapeutic trips overseas with students and their parents. He affirms that these trips, through the jungles of Peru and Patagonia, and the streets of Nepal and Israel, showed him the true healing power of the wilderness.
“I’m highly interested in personal growth and development both on the individual and family level, and I’m passionate about creatively finding ways to foster the insight required for change to happen,” describes Tucker. “Building quality relationships is important to me and the work I do with clients. My experiences have shown me that things happen in the wilderness that are nearly impossible to mimic anywhere else. I’ve always found the outdoors to be the most healing and peaceful place for me.”
About blueFire PulsR
blueFire PulsaR is a co-educational wilderness therapy program for young adults ages 18-28. Adventure therapy, equine therapy, academic opportunities, career counseling, and “family spark” help students open up and look at their life. This program is dedicated to helping students regain a better sense of the world around them while addressing their emotions by developing healthy coping skills and communication skills.