All Kinds of News for February 05, 2020
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is thrilled to announce Tony Issenmann, Ph.D., LMFT as Director of Family Programs. Under Tony’s leadership, Blue Ridge and Emerald Arrow will grow and evolve their Adolescent and Young Adult Family Programs. Blue Ridge and Emerald Arrow’s Family Program team will continue to provide individualized support to parents, caregivers, and siblings and they will expand by creating more meaningful experiences to help family systems grow and heal.
Tony is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience in various treatment settings. He earned his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University and his Ph.D. in Human Development from Virginia Tech. Tony is returning to Blue Ridge, where he was a Primary Therapist for adolescent boys from 2008-2013.
In addition to overseeing Blue Ridge and Emerald Arrow’s Family Programs, Tony will be working directly with parents. It is Tony’s belief that to most effectively help one family member, the entire system must be engaged. He will take on a parent caseload and will help facilitate bi-monthly Parent Workshops hosted in Clayton, GA. Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness offers multiple support options and resources so families can choose what will work best for them at various stages of the therapeutic process. Family Therapists work closely with the Primary Therapists to offer truly integrated, whole-family care. Their team is excited and grateful to have Tony’s clinical expertise and leadership as they continue to expand their Family Program offerings.
About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness offers clinically driven wilderness therapy programs encompassing advanced therapeutic skill, a highly flexible nomadic wilderness therapy model, licensed wilderness therapy assessment and multiple treatment options for struggling teens ages 13-18 and for young adults 18-30 in their Emerald Arrow program. Their individualized approach, family support and commitment to service translate to an unparalleled experience and better outcomes for adolescents and families.