Aspiro is happy to welcome Noel Koons to the clinical team. Noel is trained in EMDR, DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and more. For the past 11 years, Noel has worked in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers and therapeutic boarding schools, and has had the pleasure of working with many Aspiro graduates. Noel has seen the Aspiro program have a powerful impact on many students during his career and is excited to now be a part of the Aspiro team.
Noel enjoys working with many populations and specifically looks forward to joining the Vantage Point team where his focus will be on students who often have a more neurodiverse profile. These students frequently have difficulty acclimating to social settings, may have anxiety and depression without having a clear understanding of why they are feeling that way, often are not able to understand how their actions are affecting others, and might not be able to communicate their needs effectively. Noel aims to aid parents and students in finding tools they can use to better understand these things, improve their relationships, renew hope, and find success.
Noel’s warm and curious nature allows the students he works with to gain comfort in being open and emotionally vulnerable, and his approach helps him to identify deeper issues without getting distracted by surface-level symptoms. He enjoys helping clients gain a better understanding of how their brain works, navigate the social world, and gain coping skills to overcome stress.
Noel was born and raised in Utah and appreciates the power of both wilderness and adventure. He is an avid biker, snowshoer, and hiker himself, and finds that time in nature leads to spiritual recalibration, camaraderie, and a sense of mastery. He states that outdoor adventures such as these are both healing and therapeutic to him personally, making him a natural advocate for the adventure therapy model.
Most of all Noel feels passionate about connecting families. He enjoys seeing the transformation within clients’ families as they go through treatment. Noel summarizes his work with families by saying,
“I’ve witnessed incredible things happen when people are willing to work towards understanding, harmony, and peace within their families. What could be more important?”
We expect that more incredible things are on the way as we welcome Noel to Aspiro and the Vantage Point team.
Call us at (801) 349-2740 if you would like more information about Noel, any of our clinical team, or on Aspiro Adventure Therapy.