All Kinds of News for May 06, 2020
Open Sky is excited to welcome Clinical Therapist Coady Schueler, Psy.D. to the clinical team. Dr. Schueler has nearly thirty years of clinical experience and is widely respected for her work with adolescent girls. Dr. Schueler brings broad clinical experience to Open Sky, including an extensive background in wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools, private practice, mental health facilities, and psychological testing. Dr. Schueler earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. The topic of her dissertation explored the impact sexual abuse has on the way adolescent females conceptualize emotional intimacy.
Dr. Schueler is passionate about working with adolescent girls who are well-defended and tend towards embodying their emotions rather than acting out. Her ability to make empathetic and genuine connections with her students stands out amongst her many special qualities as a therapist. As a parent, Dr. Schueler brings compassion and humility to her work with families and is known for her gentle, yet straightforward approach. “Coady’s passion for family work, collaboration, and wilderness therapy are just a few of the reasons she is a great match for Open Sky’s community-centered, holistic model,” says Emily Fernandes, Open Sky Co-Founder and Executive Director. “We couldn’t be more excited for Coady to join the Open Sky clinical team!”
Originally from the east coast, Dr. Schueler lived in Utah for over 25 years, and now calls Durango, Colorado her home. During her free time, Coady enjoys mountain biking, telemark skiing, and adventuring with her friends, her dogs, and her son, Ketch.
About Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
Nestled in the mountains of southwest Colorado and the canyon country of southeast Utah, Open Sky transcends traditional wilderness therapy with an approach that emphasizes treatment for the whole family. By partnering with Open Sky, each family member embarks on a rewarding adventure of self-discovery, learning valuable skills that promote lasting success. The Open Sky clinical approach utilizes the latest in evidence-based clinical modalities integrated with innovative, research-driven mindfulness and holistic healing practices. Therapists develop treatment plans, provide individual and group psychotherapy, and update families each week via teleconference. Students participate in daily process groups and a wide range of experiential activities designed to increase awareness and facilitate healing.