Posted: Jul 14, 2011, 10:48
HealingQuest is a company based out of Colorado which offers therapeutic wilderness experiences. The trips can be tailored to fit the needs of individuals experiencing addiction issues, those recovering from trauma, families in distress, or those recovering from extreme mental issues like depression. The trips can range in length from 4 days to 3 weeks.
Amy Winchester, Clinical Director of HealingQuest, has been working as a clinician for 10 years. She has experience in a wilderness expedition setting with at-risk adolescents, schools, and detoxification programs. She was previously employed by Pacific Northwest as an outdoor educator and as a guide by Women's Wilderness Institute. Andrew Rose, Field Director and Therapist, is certified in outdoor safety and rescue. He has worked with adolescent wilderness programs in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. He has degrees in Secondary Education and Transpersonal Counseling Psychology.
Upon a client's decision to take a wilderness experience with HealingQuest, the therapists at HealingQuest meet with the client's therapists to determine the goals of the individual's experience. The trips can be for an individual or a group of up to 8 people. Therapy can be group or individual depending on the needs of the client. Other elements included in the therapy can include: rock climbing, equine assisted therapy, ropes and adventure courses, physical challenges, rafting, and rites of passage. The experiences are meant to bring clarity and insight to the individual to assist in their recovery process.
The types of trips offered are very diverse and some include: dog sledding excursions, horse packing, rock climbing, ski trips, hiking excursions, and camping.
[This information came from the HealingQuest, LLP website]