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June 15th, 2018

Adoption, Attachment, and Wilderness Therapy: A Conversation with Clinical & Family Services Director, Dr. Tony Issenmann

Q: What is Open Sky’s approach to working with adopted students? First and foremost, Open Sky works with each student individually. We do not believe that every student who is adopted, is struggling because they were adopted. The information we gather as we get to know the student and family is what ultimately determines our […]

March 2nd, 2018

Family Matters: The Intentional Development of Family Programming in Wilderness Therapy

Since its founding in 2006, Open Sky has transcended traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family (not just the adolescent or young adult), and the application of evidence-based clinical modalities. This approach also includes innovative, well-researched, holistic healing practices such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. When a family partners with Open Sky, […]

December 15th, 2017

Building and Supporting a Thriving Clinical Team

After a recent visit to Open Sky, an educational consultant commented that he was overwhelmed by the amount of support provided to our team members. My objective as Clinical and Family Services Director not only includes building a strong team, but also building the infrastructure to strengthen and develop individuals and the team year after […]

November 21st, 2017

Mary Zaunbrecher, MS, LPC, Joins Open Sky Clinical Team

Mary began her studies in counseling with the intention of helping others through the use of alternative and creative therapies, including art and play. She received a Master’s of Science in Counselor Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During and after her graduate experience, Mary worked with diverse populations utilizing a variety of […]

April 4th, 2017

Open Sky Welcomes Therapist, Morgan Robak to its Clinical Team

Please join us in welcoming Morgan Robak, LCSW, to Open Sky’s clinical team. Morgan is incredibly passionate about her work and brings significant depth and experience as both a wilderness guide and wilderness therapist. Like Open Sky, Morgan emphasizes a values-driven and family-centered approach to her work. Morgan will be working with adolescent boys at Open […]

February 22nd, 2017

Training for Excellence: Successfully Training and Launching New Therapists at Open Sky

Excellence is a core value at Open Sky. Daily, I strive for excellence and I hope to inspire those around me to pursue excellence in their lives. Aristotle once said, “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many […]