All Kinds of News for June 10, 2020
Equinox RTC, a residential treatment center for boys 14-18, welcomes Natalie Weiner, LCMHC, as Primary Therapist. Weiner found her passion for counseling while working in wilderness and community-based therapy settings, both abroad in Scotland and in the North Carolina mountains. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from UNC Greensboro and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and TF-CBT certified clinician.
Prior to joining Equinox, Weiner practiced outpatient therapy with a focus on at-risk teens, young adults, members of the LGBTQ+ community, survivors of trauma, as well as those who are new to the counseling process or jaded by their past therapeutic experiences.
Dan Keith, Clinical Director, noted: “In the interview process it was obvious the passion Natalie has for working with kids. Her experience connecting natural learning opportunities to strength-based interventions make her an ideal candidate for the work we do at Equinox. She recognizes the power of residential work to draw immediate and lasting connections between family, academic, and leisure skills, and in turn driving the change our boys must internalize to return home safe and ready to succeed.”
Weiner agreed; she is excited to return to the residential treatment world and hopes to help students identify and work towards discovering and creating a better understanding of what their values are. Weiner is passionate about helping students build a healthier, happier life for themselves.
“There’s more of the opportunity for organic sessions [in residential treatment] and I love being a part of those moments,” Weiner said. “I love being able to use different spaces around campus and going outdoors. Participating in recreation activities provides more opportunities for students to heal and grow.”
The Equinox clinical model uses a combination of adventure, family, group, and individual therapy to help each student grow. Therapists are trained across modalities, including Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Neurosequential Therapeutics in order to best serve students by individualizing each treatment plan.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for boys ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Trauma, Loss, and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for boys struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASD, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox offers a combination of clinically sophisticated support with a whole-person approach including adventure therapy, integrated Crossfit program, and a whole foods diet. Equinox provides a fully accredited school, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment.