Tuesdey Spangler, MSW, LISW-S, CCAT (She/Her/Hers) is a member of the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). She is currently the Chair of AEE’s Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group (TAPG) Leadership Council, and has served in the past coordinating several conference offerings. Tuesdey has a demonstrated history of both clinical practice and leadership in the adventure therapy field. She enjoys working with clients whom have experienced a history of trauma, addiction, behavioral, and emotional problems utilizing best practices in conjunction with experiential and expressive arts therapy interventions as a powerful metaphor for healing.
Tuesdey has been working within the field of mental health and education for the past 10 years with prior business background. She graduated with both her Masters of Social Work and Bachelors of Science in Education from The Ohio State University. Tuesdey has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings throughout her career including school-based, residential, adventure and wilderness therapy, private practice, home-based, and outpatient settings. She has been both a therapist and an assistant clinical director in a residential program. She found her passion for utilizing experience and the power of the natural world as an agent for change in her initial work with at-risk youth.
Tuesdey began her career as a physical education teacher working with inner city youth in Columbus, Ohio, where she focused on serving children with emotional issues who struggled with disruptive behaviors. In this capacity, she became aware of how much more engaging experiential approaches were for her youth. With this knowledge and her love for the outdoors, Tuesdey began practicing as an adventure therapist at Camp Mary Orton in Columbus. She eventually moved to Colorado and continued her career as a therapist in residential treatment settings with adults and at-risk teens struggling with addiction. After being away from her home city for 5 years, she returned to continue her passion of working with children and their families utilizing best practices and experiential methods to support progress in treatment. Tuesdey embodies a holistic, strengths-based approach to her practice and is knowledgeable and trained in the following modalities; Adventure Therapy (AT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board License #: I.1502335-SUPV