Sierra Tucson Promotes Nancy Jarrell to Clinical Director
On April 20, 2009, Sierra Tucson announced the appointment of new Clinical Director, Nancy Jarrell, M.A., LPC, EAP.
Nancy Jarrell, who joined Sierra Tucson in 1996, has served as Assistant Clinical Director since September 2006 and, most recently, as Interim Clinical Director. Nancy responds, “It is a privilege to work with such caring staff as Sierra Tucson continues our long history of healing and changing lives.”
Christi Cessna, Sierra Tucson’s Marketing Director, applauds Nancy’s promotion, stating, “Nancy has long been the unsung hero, as she has worked behind the scenes for the last 12 years creating, developing, and consistently refining many of Sierra Tucson’s compelling programs and therapies, including Equine-Assisted Therapy, the Program for Sexual and Trauma Recovery, the Family Program, and Progressions, a specific program aimed at teaching advanced recovery skills.”
Sierra Tucson’s Executive Director Patricia Ryding, Ph.D., affirms that Nancy’s clinical influence is reflected in many treatment programs, and adds, “Nancy’s tenure at Sierra Tucson has contributed greatly to our reputation for compassionate care and clinical excellence. Her passion, integrity, and clinical skill will serve her well in this role.”
Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology, and also a trained Equine-Assisted Psychotherapist. Serving as Family Therapist, she developed, implemented, and facilitated the Family component for the Program for Sexual and Trauma Recovery. Nancy has facilitated a wide variety of therapy groups in the Program Department, created content and facilitated the Extended Family Program, and also facilitated Family Programs including the Children’s Program in both English and Spanish. She has managed the Therapeutic & Recreational Activities Program, and served as Program Manager, as well as Assistant Clinical Director and Interim Clinical Director. Nancy began providing Equine-Assisted Therapy for patients in 2000 and is considered a national expert in this powerful experiential modality. She developed a couple’s equine therapy component, incorporating Imago theory into the equine process. Nancy has written and published articles, presents at national conferences, and has co-facilitated workshops for Sierra Tucson and the Association of Experiential Education. Sierra Tucson’s alumni have benefited from her couple’s therapy workshops and equine-assisted therapy workshops at the annual Alumni Reunions. Nancy continues to supervise staff; contribute to program development; and provide facilitation, education, and training in the area of Equine-Assisted Therapy. Her versatility and leadership have made her an integral part of Sierra Tucson’s Clinical Program management team.
As Sierra Tucson celebrates 25 years of Compassionate Care and Clinical Excellence, Nancy’s appointment gives yet another reason to celebrate!