outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions Announces Mark Rainsdon, LCSW
outBACK therapeutic Expeditions, a purpose-driven wilderness therapy program, is thrilled to announce that Mark Rainsdon, LCSW, will join the clinical team. Beginning January 3, 2022, Mark will assume the role of Primary Therapist and will be working with students assigned male at birth at outBACK.
Mark holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah. Prior to joining the team at outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions, Mark worked as a Primary Therapist at Waypoint Academy, Primary Therapist and Assistant Clinical Director at Seven Stars, as well as holds a history of working as a field guide in wilderness therapy. As a seasoned therapist, Mark also holds a BTTI Certifications for OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and completed DBT Intensive Training through the Linehan Institute. Mark’s approach to working with his students and their families is grounded in supporting them in identifying and amplifying their intrinsic motivations. He works diligently to support celebrating the strengths and courage they hold in the midst of their journey of progress and growth.
The students Mark will be working with at outBACK will have a history of:
- Social Anxiety
- Generalized Anxiety
- Life Avoidance masked as tech addiction
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Level I
- Sensory Integration Struggles
- Cognitive Rigidity
- Executive Functioning Deficits
- Internalization of Outward World
- Interpersonal Relationship struggles
- Family Stressors
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
“I am excited to welcome Mark to our amazing clinical team and he will be an amazing asset to our team, “said Clinical Director Greg Burnham. “I have witnessed him show up, wielding clinical sophistication and magic through paradoxes of being a wilderness therapist. He is clinically sophisticated and down to earth, he is kind and firm and he speaks in metaphor and with clarity. He is able to connect deeply and quickly with students. All of this is paired with a humility and openness to feedback and growth.”
“As a clinical director, I am comforted by how well his families and students will be taken care of and loved by him,” said Burnham. “It can be hard to find people who are able to be culture enhancers and to be a good match for our team. We believe in a safe and skilled environment where we can all grow and thrive as individuals and as a community and Mark fits well into that picture.”
For more about Mark Rainsdon contact the following members of the outBACK team:
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.