All Kinds of News for May 06, 2020
NVW-Northwoods is excited to announce the addition of three clinical specialists to their team.
Erin Faehling is a mental health counselor who spent over 10 years as a head instructor and senior field guide in wilderness programs. Erin holds a “deep belief in the transformational power of wilderness therapy, experiential and expeditionary learning, and the personal healing and transformation found therein.” In addition to her direct experience with students Erin is a passionate advocate for wilderness programming. When away from her work, Erin loves to explore the outdoors with her husband and their Labrador Retriever. Erin joins NVW – Northwoods in the role of Field Therapist and will bring her profound knowledge of wilderness to her work with students in the adolescent program.
Loren Fisher, LCSW has been a clinical social worker for nearly 20 years. She has a passion for working with individuals and families who have experienced stress and trauma. Loren has a particular love of collaborative work with teams, noting how powerful it can be for individuals to work together toward achieving the same goal. Working in wilderness enhances that process for Loren. “In the wilderness, there are no distractions. One can think more clearly and find perspective. Healing, grounding, and deep connection with oneself and the environment can happen in unexpected ways.” Loren spends much of her free time outdoors mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking. She has served as a contract therapist at NVW for the past 4 years and is thrilled to join the Northwoods team in the role of Family Therapist.
Rick Satterthwaite, LPC has been dedicated to serving others for over 30 years. Throughout his rich and storied career, Rick has provided leadership, education, and counseling by way of pastoral care. He has devoted the past 6 years to work as a licensed professional counselor in both private practice and outdoor focused therapeutic programs. Rick is most inspired by witnessing a student’s transformation through creative and experiential work. “I experience new learning from working with each unique student and family. That drives me to build upon their successes and apply the newfound knowledge to working with the next student and family I meet.” Rick is native to the state of WI and is returning after being based most recently in WY. This move brings Rick and his wife closer to their family that includes 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Rick’s role as Field Therapist with NVW-Northwoods will center on work with students in the pre-teen program.
About New Vision Wilderness
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) programs are innovative wilderness therapy programs for clients who require immediate intervention and intensive mental health treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. We serve preteens, teens, young adults, and their parents in three U.S. locations: the Northwoods of Wisconsin, the Cascade mountain range of Central Oregon and Georgia.
New Vision comes from a trauma-informed lens and a relationship-based model that permeates throughout our culture of leaders, clinicians, and employees. The wilderness is our catalyst for change and healing.