All Kinds of News for March 10, 2021
Summit Achievement, a hybrid wilderness therapy program located in Stow, Maine, is happy to announce that Alicia Jacobs, M.S.W., has joined the clinical team in early February. Alicia achieved her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at the University of New Hampshire (U.N.H.) in 2013 and her Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) in 2018 at U.N.H. After earning her masters, Alicia began working in rural community mental health, where she was able to engage with a diverse population of adults and adolescents struggling with severe mental illness, substance use disorders, and socioeconomic limitations and challenges. Alicia recently served on the clinical team in a twelve-step-based, residential substance use treatment facility. Alicia has experience in crisis prevention and intervention, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy. While in graduate school Alicia interned for an academic year in the counseling department at Brewster Academy, a traditional boarding school, located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Summit Achievement is thrilled to have Alicia join the clinical team. Summit Achievement co-founder and outreach director Will White stated, “We are fortunate to have Alicia join the Summit clinical team. Her energy, professionalism, and commitment to young people are palpable. Our organization will benefit from her experience in working on the front lines by providing mental health treatment in rural communities with limited resources as well as her employment at a substance abuse residential treatment center.”
When Alicia’s not working she enjoys spending time with her young son, finding hidden swimming holes, and playing music.
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principles. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.