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Willow Creek Lodge: A Holistic Retreat Center

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Willow Creek Lodge:  A Holistic Retreat Center for Struggling Young Adults

Willow Creek Lodge is a multi-modal brain-based, trauma informed, wellness-oriented retreat program for young adults (ages 18+) in the mountains of Western NC.  Based on the convergence of knowledge between neuroscience, somatic and experiential approaches to trauma, and mindfulness skills-based approaches, trained mental health professionals synergistically combine neurofeedback, yoga, and other brain-based modalities that promote self-regulation, mindfulness, and resilience in a workshop-based residential milieu. Clients are assisted in creating a functional independent life following previous treatment attempts, problematic recovery, or continued challenges with managing the life skills necessary to transition fully into adulthood. 

Sandra Newes, Ph.D.

Dr. Sandra Newes is a Licensed Psychologist and the Clinical and Research Director of Q&A Associates, North Carolina.  Dr. Newes approaches the treatment process with a combination of well-practiced clinical theory and diagnostic skill combined with experiential, creative, and mindfulness-based and somatic approaches in her work with young adults.  Her clinical expertise in the effects of trauma and chronic stress, personality development, substance use, anxiety/depression, relationship issues, and mind-body-spirit approaches to healing informs all aspects of the Willow Creek program.  A recognized expert in the areas of wilderness therapy and experiential approaches to treatment, Dr. Newes has published several articles and co-edited a book entitled “Coming of Age:  The Evolving Field of Adventure Therapy.”  She also presents and consults with programs nationwide and abroad.

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