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Sandra Priedeman has been a therapist working with adolescents and young adults since 2001. She started her career as a therapist in wilderness therapy. She worked as therapist, Field Director, and Clinical Director for 8+ years in wilderness. After seeing the transformation that occurs in wilderness she turned her sights to residential treatment and has been a part of La Europa since 2009.

Sandra started her professional career as a Special Education Teacher. This training and experience qualifies Sandra to work effectively with students with learning differences such as dyslexia, slower processing, and those who test as gifted and talented. Sandra’s experience in education, wilderness, Hospice, and with runaway teens makes her particularly able to assist teens and families who are in crisis. Sandra uses a number of models or lenses in her work with families and students. These lenses include Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), attachment, EMDR, strengths-based, core issue/addiction models, and narrative therapy. In addition she employs concepts from psycho-drama and sand-tray. Sandra is skilled in helping clients with attachment issues, trauma, addiction, mood disorders, and grief and loss.

Sandra is a die-hard Buckeye Fan and roots for her team even when they are not National Champions. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors. She is even known to have her dog Attie at work as a co-therapist in session. Attie loves the students at La Europa and is a natural at helping the students through the difficult work in recovery.