Pacific Quest Announces the Hiring of Yvette Hinojosa as Primary Clinician

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Pacific Quest, an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling adolescents and young adults, is very pleased to welcome Yvette Hinojosa to its clinical team.

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I look forward to sharing my experience and unique perspective to enrich the Pacific Quest participants and professional team.

As a world renowned therapeutic wilderness program, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Pacific Quest is pleased to welcome Yvette Hinojosa as a Primary Clinician. For the past twenty years, Yvette has worked as a therapist serving children, adolescents, young adults and families. Her experience has provided her with a unique perspective on health and wellness that has evolved into a holistic approach acknowledging the whole person.

Yvette graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Ethnic Studies and earned her Master's degree in Psychology & Art Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute (PGI), in Encino, CA. Prior to joining the Pacific Quest clinical team, Yvette served as the Clinical Supervisor for Hawaii Behavioral Health in Hilo, where she supervised 22 adult paraprofessionals working with ASD and SED students. As a clinical therapist, she addressed a broad spectrum of psychological and behaviorial issues. Yvette has extensive experience facilitating art therapy groups and managing crises, as well as a strong background assisting clients with stress, self-esteem, peer pressure, identity issues, anger management and suicidal ideation. Her treatment modalities include Humanistic approach, CBT, Solution-Focused and Narrative Therapy modalities. Yvette comments, “By teaching meditation, using mindfulness psychology, I teach observing the nature of the mind, breath work and stress reduction with my clients. I look forward to sharing my experience and unique perspective to enrich the Pacific Quest participants and professional team!”

About Pacific Quest
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling teens and young adults, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their wilderness programs offer a clinical, yet holistic approach to treatment, going beyond traditional wilderness therapy and teaching sustainable life skills. Pacific Quest’s proprietary therapeutic model is a groundbreaking approach that uses organic gardening to create concrete metaphors for its students as they cultivate their own health and happiness. Pacific Quest provides an environment that allows for a true discovery process for its students, a place that is safe, structured, experiential and natural. Owned and operated by a veteran team of professionals with hundreds of years of combined wilderness program experience, Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to treatment that is individualized for each student.

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