All Kinds of News for August 12, 2020
Solstice East, a residential treatment center for girls ages 14-18, is excited to announce the promotion of Danielle Andrews, (MA, LCMHC, CFTP) into the Clinical Director role. Danielle will also serve as the Clinical Director at Journey Home East, Solstice’s step-down program for young women ages 16-21. Previously, Danielle served as the Director of Transitional Services for both programs, assisting families transitioning from residential treatment into real-world living. She has been an essential member of the Solstice Programs since 2014 and brings into her new role an intrinsic working knowledge of the Solstice East and Journey Home East programs.
“Solstice has a deep commitment to empowering and equipping families, not solely its students, with the confidence, knowledge, and skills to succeed within its program and beyond following treatment,” says Clinical Director Danielle Andrews. “I look forward to growing along with Solstice East and Journey Home East in the Clinical Director position by continually holding myself and others to a higher standard of values and striving for the best in myself and my team.”
Before pursuing her deeper passion for helping adolescents and their families, Danielle worked for 12 years in the business sector specializing in Labor/Employee Relations, Leadership Development, Mediation, Collective Bargaining, and Employment Law. Since 2008, Danielle has worked enthusiastically with adolescents, young adults, and families in wilderness programs, private practice, schools, and treatment settings. In 2014, Danielle developed an aftercare program for Solstice East graduates and their families - one of the first programs of its kind. She joined Solstice East full-time shortly after, as its first Aftercare Specialist and has since helped hundreds of families on their path to transitioning home.
As a therapist, Danielle specializes in helping young women struggling with complex PTSD, attachment issues, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and failure to launch into independence. She is also EMDR trained and certified as a Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).
“Danielle has been able to combine her experience in conflict resolution, systemic change management, and counseling, among other areas of knowledge, into enthusiastically working with our adolescents and their families,” says Executive Director Rick Pollard. “She brings a wealth of experience into her new role."
About Solstice East
Solstice East is a residential treatment center for young women ages 14-17 nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Solstice East is committed to treating each student through a combination of individual, family, equine, and adventure therapies as well as treating and diagnosing a range of issues including (but not limited to) trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, attachment, and identity issues. Solstice East assists adolescents and their families in developing excellence in relationships, influence, character, and health throughout their life journey. Our holistic approach acknowledges that mental health diagnoses are only one piece of the puzzle; we strive to help young women succeed in multiple areas of their lives.