Shalene Pierce has worked in the wilderness industry for over fifteen years as a field instructor, clinical director, and a therapist at four different programs in various areas of the country. Shalene is an expert at wilderness therapy and has a specialty in trauma work including utilizing EMDR and exposure therapy techniques. The empowerment of the wilderness experience, multiple transition opportunities, and the variety of the programming at Trails provide constant opportunities for growth and change and this keeps Shalene grounded at Trails Carolina. Shalene has a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from The University of Texas, Austin.
In her personal time, Shalene enjoys spending time with her family, including her two dogs, and staying physically active. Shalene enjoys a regular yoga practice, being outside in her flower and vegetable garden, traveling, and having fun.
It is good to have an end to journey towards ; But it is the journey that matters, in the end.