Solstice East Welcomes Julia Sanchez as Primary Therapist
Solstice East, a residential treatment center for female and transgender students ages 14-17, is excited to welcome Primary Therapist Julia Sanchez to the clinical team. Julia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from New College of Florida and went on to receive a Master of Social Work from Florida State University.
Julia is a clinically-trained, trauma-informed social worker with over a decade of macro practice experience as nonprofit youth development and public health program administrator. She is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Experiential Sculpting, Exposure Therapy, Ecotherapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Julia is also a certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor and a certified health coach.
“We are honored to have Julia join our team of excellent clinicians,” says Admissions Director, Bri Anicetti. “Julia comes to us with years of experience in youth development and a depth of knowledge in multiple forms of therapy. She also embraces mindfulness and yoga into her practice which is an excellent addition to Solstice East.”
The clinical model of Solstice East is relationship-based and trauma-informed to promote long-term growth and healing. Students receive a combination of individual, family, and group therapy sessions each week. Specialty groups include addictive processing, social communication, substance abuse, trauma recovery, grief counseling, building positive body image and self-esteem, experiential DBT, identity development, and equine therapy.
Julia and the team at Solstice East look forward to continuing to uphold a supportive space for young people on their journey toward healing. For more information about Solstice East’s clinical model, please visit https://solsticeeast.com/therapy
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.