Dr. Sandy Newes

Faculty Leader Dr Sandy Newes Psychologist

Sandy Newes, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Asheville, NC.  She has over 25 years of clinical experience, and specializes in working with adolescents and young adults presenting with anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, relationship struggles, substance abuse, and ADHD.  She is a former Chair of the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group (TAPG) and spent a number of years heavily involved with AEE, as well as NATSAP and the Outdoor Behavioral Health Council.

Sandy is currently in private practice, and continues to consult with and offer trainings to therapeutic and outdoor-based programs nationwide. She is a certified trainer of the Community Resilience Model (CRM), and is also certified in the Trauma Resilience Model (TRM). Sandy presents regularly at conferences and co-edited with Dr. Scott Bandoroff the book Coming of Age: The Evolving Field of Adventure Therapy (AEE, 2004). In her free time, Sandy enjoys spending time around and in water of all types, and introducing her 5 and 7-year-old boys to life’s adventures.

In her free time, Sandy kayaks whitewater as often as she can, goes to see live music frequently, mountain bikes, travels, and tries to slow down enough to do yoga regularly.