Parker Newton, ACMHC, transitions to Primary Therapist at outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions
outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions, a purpose driven wilderness therapy program, is excited to announce that Parker Newton, ACMHC has transitioned into the role of Primary Therapist within the clinical team. Parker has held various roles at outBACK and served as the Family Expedition Therapist until November 2021. In December 2021, Parker moved into the role of Primary Therapist and is currently working with students assigned male at birth.
Parker received his Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College. With his personal and professional experience within recovery spanning over 15 years, coupled with his deep connection to the healing benefits of nature, Parker also holds post master’s certificates in both Addictions Counseling and Adventure Based Psychotherapy. Prior to working as a therapist at outBACK, Parker worked as a guide in wilderness therapy as well as a clinician in mindful meditation retreats, residential treatment centers, and afterschool substance abuse clinics. Parker’s clinical approach is rooted in attachment, family systems, mindfulness, and healing unresolved pains. He incorporates the ideologies of well-known clinicians such as Gabor Maté, Peter Levine, Janet Sasson Edgette and Dan Siegel into his work with students and their parents, and Parker’s dedication, understanding, and trust in empowering teens and families are unparalleled.
The student’s Parker works with at outBACK have a history of:
- Substance Use
- Oppositional Defiance
- Attachment Disruptions
- Treatment Resistance
- Grief / Loss
When asked to share about Parker, Clinical Director Greg Burnham, MS, LMFT said “I have had the privilege and joy of working with Parker for the last couple of years and his list of strengths is long.” Burnham went on to state, “Parker has a gift to see the world through many lenses, simultaneously. He sees the good and wonderful while also seeing the challenges and remains very grounded. Parker sees the good in people and is great at assessing the core of what is driving an individual’s struggles.”
“Parker is also amazing at quick rapport building. He can then speak to that core and engage in the work related to it,” said Burnham. “All of these skills allow him to build trust quickly with his students and Parker is able to use his unique life experiences and who he is as a person to relate and guide young people to be the best versions of themselves. We are beyond excited to have Parker on our team and in our lives.”
For more on Parker Newton, contact the following members of the outBACK team:
- Greg Burnham, Clinical Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tracy Hopkins, Business Development Director, 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.