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 (pictured) 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.