Erin Grover has spent the last 18 years helping individuals and families grow and make positive changes. During her 15 years in the wilderness-therapy industry, she has served as a field instructor, field director, and assistant operations director. "There is no perfect family," says Erin. "I invite people into this process from that place of understanding, knowing how arduous, but worthwhile, the challenge to heal and strengthen relationships can be."
Erin holds a master's degree in social work with an emphasis in substance abuse from the University of Utah. Her clinical specialties include experiential modalities, DBT, CBT, systems theory, strengths-based approaches, and motivational interviewing. Erin completed a three-year certification in Somatic Experiencing (helping clients renegotiate trauma) and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Additionally, she is trained in Brainspotting level II. Erin has successfully worked with substance abuse, co-occurring diagnoses, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional-defiant disorder, failure to thrive and, her expertise, trauma, and attachment.
Erin is certified both regionally and nationally as a therapeutic recreational specialist (TRS, CTRS) and has applied this specialty in wilderness therapy settings as well as at the University of Utah's Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Erin views her own ongoing quest for personal growth as a key element of her professional development. She constantly seeks to improve her understanding of human behavior and development and strives to be the kind of person that others would choose as a mentor.
Erin grew up on a horse farm and her love for the outdoors began with family horse-pack trips. Erin rides her two horses year-round. She enjoys canyoneering, mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, making primitive skills, building/construction projects, and being with family as much as possible.