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May 2nd, 2023

Posts by Chris Blankenship, LCSW | Assistant Clinical Director and Senior Therapist | Adolescent Boys and Transition Age Young Adults

Chris Blankenship, LCSW | Assistant Clinical Director and Senior Therapist | Adolescent Boys and Transition Age Young Adults

May 29th, 2023

ASD Treatment at Open Sky: Chris Blankenship, LCSW, to Oversee ASD Programming

Through our evidence-based practices, diverse team dynamics, and emphasis on healthy living, Open Sky offers highly effective programming for students with neurodiverse profiles, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In responding to needs of young people and families coming out of the pandemic, Open Sky has focused on refining and enhancing our programming to meet the […]

April 6th, 2020

An Outdoor, Indoor, and Online Guide to Experiencing Nature During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article about getting outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic was written with consideration of state and federal “stay at home” or “shelter in place” mandates and social distancing requirements. Be sure to consult your respective local and state government policies as well as official public health organizations (such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) […]

May 17th, 2018

Transition Age Young Adults: At a Crossroads

  Q: Why did you decide to become a therapist and what drew you to wilderness therapy? A: I had the goal of becoming a therapist from a very young age. When I was five or six years old, I had a friend with cystic fibrosis. I loved nothing more than sitting with him, listening […]

February 10th, 2017

Tuning In: The Intentional Use of Music in the Wilderness

The young men of Team Geronimo have a myriad of interests and passions, not the least of which is music. A few weeks ago those young men were positively giddy because I, their therapist, had brought out a small set of speakers and some of their favorite songs. For one exciting hour the sounds of […]