Hilo, HI (PRWEB) December 30, 2013
Pacific Quest therapeutic wilderness program, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, is pleased to welcome John Tock, LPC as a Primary Clinician. John is a licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hanover College in Illinois. John brings over twelve years of experience in a variety of therapeutic settings including a well-respected children’s group home, county mental health facilities, a wilderness therapy program in North Carolina and a residential boarding school in Idaho.
John is passionate about his work, and is respected for his ability to affect change by creating emotional safety, and by teaching and role modeling healthy relationship skills. He is experienced in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help alter negative thinking patterns in clients who have struggled with issues primarily related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, and oppositional defiance. John also assists his families in learning healthier and more effective ways to communicate and strengthen relationships.
He is dedicated to helping young adults who are struggling to “launch” and assisting them in recognizing their unique potential, their specific passions and talents and their ability to carve out a healthier path for themselves. John promotes personal accountability through solid communication and follow-through with his families and clients. Mike McKinney, Executive Director and co-founder, comments, “John is skilled at creating and implementing comprehensive and innovative treatment plans. He utilizes CBT and other evidence-based techniques in his work and brings insight and experience to each individual’s therapeutic journey. We are delighted to welcome John to our Clinical team!”
John also enjoys building rapport through music, humor and his never- ending passion for the great outdoors.
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.