We are elated to have Ryan Ebersberger, MSW join our team as a Field Therapist at New Vision Wilderness – Asheville. Ryan energetically stepped into the role with an excitement to be back to his roots working in Wilderness Therapy.
Ryan’s path to wilderness started in 2005, by working with adolescents and young adults while pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida, not far from where he grew up in Jacksonville. There he had a desire to teach at an alternative school, already hearing the calling to connect with struggling youth. Soon after he completed his undergraduate studies, Ryan ventured away from Florida and found a unique opportunity to work as a wilderness instructor in Colorado. From that moment on, he was amazed by what Wilderness Therapy had the capacity to do in such a short period of time (what Ryan calls the “sprint” of wilderness therapy).
Ryan is passionate about working with youth in the wilderness; free from distraction, enabling them to fully dive into their therapy, and we couldn’t be happier that he chose New Vision Wilderness to continue this work. He is very intrigued and passionate to grow and further implement Trauma Informed Care utilizing Brainspotting, HeartMath interventions, and other somatic based approaches used within New Vision Wilderness.
Since his initial wilderness days, Ryan has gotten married and has two adventurous children, Tage and Haawkin. He also found an interest in continuing his work with youth in a therapeutic setting, receiving his MSW at Western New Mexico University and working in a therapeutic boarding school in Montana.
Getting to know Ryan: Fun Facts
- Ryan hails from Jacksonville, FL and is a fan of the Jaguars
- Favorite meal in the field: Pizza Toss
- Favorite wilderness activity: anything involving water: rivers and surfing
- Childhood nickname: “EB” or “Cheeseburger”
- Hidden Talent: Ryan isn’t shy on the dance floor
- Favorite Bird: Pelican – hang out by the ocean, fly up against the waves
- Most exciting thing about living in North Carolina: Exploring all the outdoor activities with his family and connection to extended family
For more information about NVW-Asheville, please contact our Executive Director, Kristina Fortner at 828-367-8502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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