Solstice East Welcomes Back Stacy Barnard as Director of Marketing
Solstice East, a residential treatment center in North Carolina for 14- to 17- year old students (female, transgender, and non-binary) is excited to announce the return of Stacy Barnard as the new Director of Marketing and Business Development.
Stacy first began her career in mental health at Solstice East as one of the first direct-care staff in 2012. She devoted 6 years to the program, working on both the residential and administrative teams and ultimately finding her passion in admissions and marketing. In recent years, Stacy has worked as the Admissions Director in a variety of settings including a young adult wilderness therapy program, transitional living program, and most recently a therapeutic boarding school. She is excited to be returning to Solstice and to have the chance to apply these experiences in her new role:
“I believe most people who work in this field have one program that feels like home. Solstice East has always been that for me,” Stacy explains. “I know the caliber of this program through and through and it is one that is hard to come by. I am thrilled to be a part of this new leadership team and am looking forward to shining a spotlight on the incredible work and new developments that are taking place here.”
On Stacy rejoining the team, Danielle Andrews, MA, LCMHC, CFTP, Executive Director, says “Having the Marketing Director know your program at the core is invaluable. We know Stacy; the level of integrity and authenticity that she brings to her work aligns perfectly with our values here at Solstice East. We are beyond excited to have her back on the team.”
Solstice East utilizes a trauma-informed model to promote long-term growth and healing. Each week, students receive a combination of individual, family, and group therapy sessions including trauma recovery, equine therapy, social communication, grief counseling, addictive processing, experiential DBT, identity development, and body image & self-esteem.
About Solstice East
Solstice East is a residential treatment center for young women ages 14-17 nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Solstice East is committed to treating each student through a combination of individual, family, equine, and adventure therapies as well as treating and diagnosing a range of issues including (but not limited to) trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, attachment, and identity issues. Solstice East assists adolescents and their families in developing excellence in relationships, influence, character, and health throughout their life journey. Our holistic approach acknowledges that mental health diagnoses are only one piece of the puzzle; we strive to help young women succeed in multiple areas of their lives.