Trails Carolina Staff Bio

Jana Eilermann

Clinical Team


Jana Eilermann, NCC, LCMHC

Primary Therapist

Jana is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with her Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis and Clark College. She also has her Certificate in Ecopsychology and is trained in Somatic Attachment-Focused EMDR.

Anxiety | Depression | Process Addictions | Learning Differences | Autism Spectrum Disorders | Trauma | Substance Abuse

Always having a love and appreciation for the natural world, wilderness therapy “just makes sense” to Jana who has been working with children and adolescents since 2005 in camp and expedition-based summer recreation programs. Eventually, she landed at a program that helped her realize her passion was less rooted in teaching people about trees and more rooted in teaching people about themselves surrounded by trees.
Jana earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling with a focus in addictions from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Jana has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including community mental health clinics, public middle and high schools, therapeutic boarding schools, and a clinic specializing in gaming and technology overuse and addiction. Her style is warm and direct.
Jana enjoys using creative expression and experiential modalities to help kids and families understand their old patterns, build resiliency skills, and heal relationships. In her spare time, Jana enjoys hiking with her dog, Maggie, mountain biking, and baking cupcakes. Jana feels inspired by the resilience of students and their families and is excited to be a part of the Trails Carolina team.

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Trails saved my daughter’s life. Amanda is an amazing human and a brilliant therapist. I am so grateful to her, Science Steve, and the other wonderful people who could reach my daughter at a time when I could not.

Margot Lowman August 2022

Great life changing experience for our son. After becoming addicted to gaming during covid he was very depressed. At Trails he experienced the wilderness, Science Steve, learning survival skills and top notch therapy and support etc… I highly recommend! This gave our son and our family a renewed family bond full of love and excitement about his bright future.

Winnifred Wilson July 2022


Outstanding clinical work and superb staff! There’s a great culture at this company and it shows with how they engage with families/clients.

Kristin Brace June 2022


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A Comprehensive Wilderness Therapy Program Combined With Residential Programming, Base Camp And Accredited Academics