All Kinds of News for September 15, 2021
Lehi, UT - outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions officially announced today that Jessica Jo Stenquist, LCSW, will be transitioning from her Primary Therapist role with the company and moving into private practice full time. Jessica Jo Stenquist has been a primary therapist at outBACK for nearly 3.5 years and will remain at outBACK until all students on her caseload have discharged. The estimated time of completing her caseload is set for mid- to late-October of 2021.
During her time at outBACK, Jessica Jo has served as a shining example of a collective approach to treatment, holds a beautiful blend of creativity and heart with logic and analysis, and has provided an unparalleled sense of grounding to the students and families she has worked with during her time at outBACK. Although it is with sadness that outBACK bids this outstanding professional farewell, it is also with deepest gratitude and appreciation that we wish her happiness as she moves on into her next venture. In her statement, Jessica Jo expressed the following sentiments about her time at outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions:
“I have learned the very definition of ‘cohesive team’ with my outBACK family. Time and again I have been so very grateful to have all of the incredible brains and hearts I’m surrounded with to not only give best care to all of my students and families, but also when things in MY life have been thrown up in the air. I have never felt so supported in being the person and professional I am and have truly felt like I was encouraged to grow into the best version of myself in all areas of my life. This through the incredible examples of each person at outBACK calling themselves and one another out when we may not be our best badass selves--as well as having weekly heart stretching, mind growing, and just straight honest conversations without feeling the need to hedge or cushion because everyone is looking for the same in return. I am so beyond blessed to have shared sacred space with every single individual who is committed to this work at outBACK.”
As outBACK bids Jessica Jo farewell, celebrates her contributions to the organization, and honors her overall greatness, here is what Clinical Director Greg Burnham had to say about Jessica Jo: “I have loved working with Jessica Jo. We have worked together for several years; both at outBACK and at another therapeutic program. Her drive to grow and learn is insatiable and she is a courageous human who lives true to her values and beliefs even in the face of criticism. She also has the art of knowing how to navigate complex relationship dynamics and work with very challenging family dynamics. I respect her and will miss working with Jessica Jo. I wish her well and know she will be amazing in any endeavor in which she engages. I wish you well my friend!”
outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions is currently accepting applications to fill Jessica Jo’s position as a primary therapist who works with students who have been assigned female at birth. For more information about this announcement, please contact Tracy Hopkins, Business Development Director | Inclusion & Belonging Specialist at email@example.com.
About outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions
outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions is a highly effective, clinically informed treatment program dedicated to bringing families BACK together. Utilizing the wilderness as an alternative to traditional treatment settings, we guide students (13-17) and families in their process of reconnecting to Self, re-engaging with Family, and recommitting to Purpose. outBACK provides an innovative clinical structure designed to yield the highest clinical value for students and their families by providing access to multiple therapists for each student; Primary Therapists who oversee treatment plan and Associate Therapists who are in the group daily. outBACK is a licensed wilderness therapy program in the state of Utah and helps teens with various areas of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, engagement in dangerous behaviors, neurodiversity, ASD level I, electronic and gaming addiction, and more.