Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at SUWS of the Carolinas to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at SUWS of the Carolinas.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Meet Our Clinical Staff

We remain open and are continuing to accept new admissions.

SUWS of the Carolinas remains committed to providing clinically superior services within a safe and supportive environment while taking all appropriate precautions to protect the well-being of our students and staff.


For admissions information, or to learn more about the heightened preventive measures we have put in place, please click the link at the top of this page or call us at (828) 489-3198.

Bryan Delaney B.A.

Program Director

Bryan is originally from the Albany, New York area, and felt a compulsion to go to the wilderness at an early age. As an Eagle Scout, he learned to find peace and clarity in the back country. He began his lifelong passion for working with youth in college, when he worked for the world’s largest summer camp, Philmont Scout Ranch. He earned a degree in communications from Marist College in 2001. After college Bryan pursued a career in the outdoor education industry and worked as a field instructor for a wilderness program. His hard work and dedication led him on a path to senior level leadership and eventually earned him the positions of field director and program manager. In total, Bryan has been an industry influence in wilderness programs and boarding schools for over 15 years. He started as a residential staff at Brush Ranch School and in 2003 became a field instructor at Second Nature Blue Ridge. While at SNBR, he held positions as Mentor instructor, Program Coordinator and Field Director. Bryan was instrumental in the development of the preteen and young adult programs at SNBR. A true professional, Bryan continues to challenge himself by attending numerous trainings and conferences to expand his knowledge of providing leadership to staff and students. He is a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor, and Wilderness First Responder. Bryan is a member of the SE NATSAP conference committee and is involved in the Outdoor Behavioral Heath council.

Bryan’s lifelong dedication and experience equip him to provide leadership to the staff at SUWS in order to continue to help others find the same sense of hope and healing in the outdoors.

Away from work, you may find Bryan enjoying the mountain trails around Asheville with his dog, Junebug.

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The wilderness therapy offered at SUWS was the dynamic solution needed to help my son with his behavioral issues. When my son left SUWS, he was completely changed for the better and also created new bonds and unforgettable memories! I can't recommend SUWS enough for anyone in a similar situation!

– Britney A.