• Residential Treatment Program for Teens 14-18

Our Executive Director’s Clinical Acumen

Our Executive Director’s Clinical Acumen

Our Executive Director’s Clinical Acumen 1000 362 The Solstice Team

At Solstice West, we believe there is particular strength in leadership when it is coupled with deep clinical expertise and interdisciplinary collaboration. In fact, it is the driving force behind our success in guiding individuals toward lasting recovery and personal growth.

Jane Peterson, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director

Jane Peterson isn’t just an Executive Director; she’s a seasoned clinician with over 30 years of experience in residential treatment. She has a deep understanding of human behavior, particularly the impact of trauma on individuals and families. This allows her to guide the program with sensitivity and create a supportive environment for both staff and residents.

Her clinical insight infuses every aspect of Solstice West’s culture, from program development, to academics, to staff training. She champions a trauma-informed approach that prioritizes open communication, active listening, and building trust. This translates into a more cohesive and effective team, ultimately benefiting every resident who walks through our doors.

Jane’s knowledge and experience with diverse therapeutic approaches like EMDR, DBT, CBT, and mindfulness informs her program development and oversight. She can confidently guide therapeutic decisions, ensuring a comprehensive and tailored approach to each resident’s needs.

Jane’s particular interest is in working with individuals who feel misunderstood, such as those with ADHD, autism, or learning disorders. Her compassion and dedication to inclusivity translate into leadership decisions that ensure all residents feel seen and supported.


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What truly sets Jane apart is her unwavering commitment to long-term change. She understands that recovery is a journey, not a destination. That’s why Solstice West equips residents with the tools and life skills they need to thrive beyond the program. Jane finds immense reward in witnessing residents overcome challenges, build meaningful relationships, and discover a newfound sense of self-direction and happiness.

We invite you to learn more about Jane’s leadership and the incredible work happening at Solstice West, especially if you’re passionate about:

  • Bridging the gap between clinical expertise and effective leadership
  • Implementing trauma-informed care in residential treatment settings
  • Empowering individuals to achieve lasting recovery and build fulfilling lives