All Kinds of News for March 10, 2021
Evoke Therapy Programs is pleased to announce the hiring of Jordan Kling, MSW, CSW, as the newest therapist for adolescent girls at its Santa Clara, Utah location.
Kling is no stranger to Evoke, having started in wilderness therapy as a field staffer at its Bend, Oregon location. So drawn was she to the work and transformational change she saw in clients and families in the program, she resolved to get a master’s degree in social work so she could come back to the wilderness as a therapist. Kling earned her MSW from Portland State University, and has spent a total of six years working in residential, community, and wilderness settings.
Kling works well with strong-willed girls who “have become strategic in getting their needs met,” as she says. This can show up as manipulation, impulsivity, defiance with underlying depression, and/or anxiety, among other manifestations. With past experience as a family therapist, Kling believes that her work with her clients can be exactly the change agent needed to begin a healing process for the entire family. In her wilderness work she uses mindfulness to help her clients learn to cope with their emotional challenges in a sustainably healthy way. She also views the wilderness as her co-therapist; it helps to push young people through emotional blocks and equip them with self-sufficiency and also greater self-worth.
“We sought out Jordan due to her strong interpersonal skills and dynamic therapeutic approach,” says Matt Hoag, clinical director and co-owner of Evoke. “Her mindfulness-based practice supports young people well as they navigate a variety of presenting issues. We appreciated her prior work as a field guide at Evoke Cascades and believe that it provides a powerful base of experience for her current work at Evoke Entrada.”
About Evoke Therapy Programs
Evoke Therapy Programs provides both outdoor-based therapeutic programs for adolescents, young adults, and families and Intensive therapy programs for individuals, families, and couples. Evoke is accredited by the AEE/OBH and is a NATSAP Research Designated Program. Evoke’s outdoor programs are based in Bend, Oregon and in Saint George, Utah. Evoke’s Intensive Therapy programs are in northern Utah.