Aspiro clinical staff members are highly dedicated and trained individuals. Aspiro Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Gordon L. Day is a recognized national expert in the assessment and treatment of adolescents with neurodevelopmental and other learning and processing issues. His vision and passion has been to create dynamic, individualized outdoor therapeutic programming experiences. He has pioneered outdoor therapeutic approaches specifically tailored to the needs of adolescents and young adults struggling with complex learning and emotional issues.
Dr. Day has assembled one of the most clinically talented and outcome effective teams in wilderness therapy. The privilege of working at Aspiro means you belong to one of the most coveted and respected programs in the industry. Our philosophy attracts clinicians from across the country due to its reputation for providing the highest-level training and one of the most sophisticated models in the field of wilderness therapy.
Aspiro Wilderness Adventure Therapy designs individual treatment plans with therapists who are experts in many diagnostic areas such as Autistic Spectrum disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Dual-Diagnosis, Bi-Polar (w/tendencies), Addiction, Mood disorders, NLD, Abuse/Trauma, and Anger management.
Aspiro’s clinical team uses a wide variety of clinical treatment modalities when working with families and students. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy , Emotional Regulation techniques, and Stages of Change Therapy.
Our students see that we truly care about them as individuals and are dedicated to their success.
Students are encouraged to embrace all family differences, grieve losses, and work towards long lasting change. Because students are generally in small single gender groups, individualized treatment plans are tailored to the unique needs of each teen and their family. Behavioral, emotional, physical and social changes are all intertwined and the structure of the wilderness setting is beneficial in making these clear to the student. Students may face fears and feel vulnerable during their experience, and for every decision they make and every struggle they overcome, a wiser child emerges.