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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.


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Stacia Thompson

Stacia Thompson, MSW, LCSW

Seasons Therapist

Stacia began her career as a therapist after being a teacher, where she found she was more enthusiastic about spending time with youth during recess, listening to their problems than she was about teaching math. Stacia completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and continues studies in trauma and object relations theory (which focuses on interpersonal relationships).

Prior to becoming a wilderness therapist, Stacia spent years working in Intensive In-home therapy and as a School-based therapist. Others describe her as: hardworking, compassionate, and diplomatic. One of her client families reflected her essence as: “Seeker of all things beautiful.”

Outside of work, she enjoys playing rugby, gardening, and writing poetry.

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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.
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Forest Service Department of Agriculture
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • Safe Zone
  • Sky's The Limit Fund
  • The Jason Foundation

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