Our Clinical and Family Services teams partner with the healing power of nature to provide sophisticated, holistic treatment to students and families who attend Open Sky Wilderness Therapy. They meet with students in the field weekly, facilitate both individual and group therapy sessions, support families with resources and coaching, collaborate closely with field staff, and empower students and families on their journey to self-discovery, growth, and healing.
Therapists in Family Services work specifically with Open Sky families. They support parents through their parallel process and facilitate opportunities for families to engage in meaningful, therapeutic work alongside their children. Primary responsibilities include leading or co-leading Family Quests, Wellness Weekends, Family Pathway classes, graduations, and other events; initiating group parent calls; and engaging in parent coaching.
Open Sky hires therapists on a full-time, seasonal, and part-time basis. As our needs frequently evolve, we are always interested in receiving applications for therapist positions, including extended internships.
Clinical Therapists at Open Sky lead an integrated treatment team that delivers powerful and transformative therapeutic experiences for students and their families. Clinical Therapists carry a caseload of clients, develop treatment plans, provide individual and group psychotherapy, and coordinate care for students and their family members with collaborating professionals and the Open Sky team. Clinical Therapists support overall program success by leading Family Quests, participating in Wellness Weekends, providing vacation coverage for other therapists, performing weekend on-call shifts on a rotating basis, and participating in marketing initiatives as needed.
At Open Sky, Family Quest Guides support the functions of the Family Services and Clinical departments by co-facilitating Family Quest, a three-day, two-night intensive family therapy experiences in the field. Embracing the belief that all humans have the capacity to thrive, Family Quest Guides attune to the physical and emotional safety of Open Sky students and their families during these activities.
Clinical Interns assist the Family Services and Clinical teams with family therapy intensives, parent psycho-education workshops, student graduations, and other office and field-based activities. As supporting members of Open Sky’s integrated treatment team, Clinical Interns collaborate with team therapists on treatment plan development for families, experience case consultation, and regularly meet with their internship supervisors to discuss professional development. This is a great opportunity for graduate students who are passionate about the outdoors and pursuing a career in mental health.
BY: Maura Nolan, LPC, ACMHC, NCC
BY: Brian Leidal, MA, LPC
BY: Liz Lucarelli, MS, NCC, LCMHC, RPT
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BY: Julia Lehr, MSSW, LCSW, AMFT
BY: Brooke Lederer, MSW
BY: Nick Lenderking-Brill, MA, LPC
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Open Sky is first and foremost a community. We believe in the potential of all human beings and strive to offer our employees an environment where they can realize the fullest versions of themselves. The meaningful work of Open Sky employment is further enhanced by living in Southwest Colorado, home to unique mountain towns with limitless outdoor adventure and vibrant, welcoming communities.