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Month: February 2020

 
February 27th, 2020

Finding the Way to Self-Love: A Father Reflects on His Son’s Transformation

Testimonial contributed by Alumni Parent Charlie H. Our 15-year-old son went to Open Sky Wilderness from January 17, 2019, to April 17, 2019. Leading up to that point, my wife and I had grown increasingly worried as we watched him lose his way. We continually observed him making poor decisions, often not telling the full truth, […]

February 25th, 2020

Therapeutic Excellence in an Integrated Role: A Q&A With Therapist Mary Zaunbrecher

Mary Zaunbrecher, MS, LPC is a therapist for students and families on both the Clinical and Family Services Teams. In this integrated role, Mary works with students in the field, provides clinical coverage for primary therapists, and comes alongside families through our variety of family services. In the Q&A below, learn more about Mary’s clinical […]

February 24th, 2020

Open Sky Expands Family Services and Support

We recently sat down with Open Sky Family Services Director Matthew Krugh, MSW to learn about new services for families, exciting infrastructure developments in the field, and his growing team.    Q: As the premier family-centered wilderness therapy program, Open Sky offers a variety of services to support enrolled families. Open Sky recently added a […]

February 19th, 2020

Where are they now? Alumni Student Nicole Embraces Her Inner Strength

Testimonial contributed by Alumni Student Nicole D. (2018, Team Firefly – Adolescent Girls)   The Challenges Leading Me to Open Sky I was sent to Open Sky at age seventeen for PTSD, depression, anxiety, and acute alcoholism. I had attempted to take my life three times over the course of two years. I was bullied […]

February 10th, 2020

How to Talk with Your Adult About Wilderness Therapy

When our children are hurting, struggling, and making poor decisions, there is an impulse as parents to swoop in and fix things for them. This is normal. However, it is important to identify when that hurting, struggling, and those poor decisions become a pattern. That is when parents NEED to step in and accept help. […]

February 3rd, 2020

Open Sky Celebrates Clinical Therapist Jonathan Mitchell’s 10-Year Anniversary

Open Sky is proud to celebrate Clinical Therapist for Adolescent Boys, Jonathan “Badger” Mitchell’s 10-year anniversary at Open Sky Wilderness Therapy. For the past decade, Jonathan has shared his extensive expertise serving adolescents, young adults, and families, while delivering an unmatched positivity and passion for his work. Following his undergraduate education in math and physics, Jonathan […]