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.

Teddy Waller

Therapy Dog

Teddy is a Tennessee native. He came to his owner,  Kevin Waller, SUWS therapist,  from an animal rescue organization in the fall of 2012 when he was almost 2 years old. He was a rambunctious toddler with a stubborn streak and a love of all things squeaky. He spent the next couple years working on his impulsivity and becoming a good listener. He is now a certified therapy dog through the American Kennel Club. Teddy is a hard working dog at SUWS. His daily duties include greeting everyone, chasing bees, cooling off in the pond, and providing unconditional love to the students.

In his off time Teddy lives with Kevin, his wife, and their daughter. He loves walks in the park, long naps, and defending his yard from pesky squirrels.

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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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