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Why Choose Wilderness Therapy For Teens on the Autism Spectrum: Trails Therapists Explain

Wilderness therapy can be extremely powerful for young people on the Autism Spectrum. The wilderness is a peaceful place, far away from the overstimulating environments many teens on the spectrum struggle with. Over the years, Trails Carolina has seen hundreds of teens on the spectrum experience positive transformations. Programming at Trails helps these teens become…

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Wild Cat Costumes and Improv Theatre: Using Play Based Approaches to help struggling middle schoolers find success

Derry O’Kane, MS, LPC, NCC, Trailblazers Primary Therapist, presented this information at the annual 2017 NATSAP Conference in January. The presentation was entitled.“Wildcat Onesies: A Creative and Play-Based Approach for Latency Aged Boys and Girls”. O’Kane  presented alongside Elizabeth Lucarelli (SUWS of the Carolinas) and Katie Ford MS, NCC, LPC (Lake House Academy for Girls).…

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Understanding The Family: Trails Family Programming Director Discusses Outcomes of Research Findings

For the last couple of years, I have been supporting Dr. Salli Lewis, the Director of the Research Division of CReATE (Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy), with a comprehensive treatment outcomes study exploring family involvement within therapeutic treatment at Trails Carolina. At Trails Carolina, working with families to promote healing is one of…

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New Year, New Me: Five Ideas For Realistic New Years Resolutions

Everyone knows New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. With goals like losing weight and staying active, people may start the year off on the right foot but start to renege on their commitment as the year goes on. Creating realistic New Year’s resolutions can prevent feelings of failure or discouragement and instead keep…

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Self-Care In The New Year: Resources From Trails Family Therapist

For many people, the new year brings with it all sorts of resolutions and pledges to improve overall health. Parents of children struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges may feel like they have too much on their plate to consider thinking about their own mental health and self care. However, it’s important to take time…

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