Rob Gent is the Chief Clinical Officer and one of the founding members of Embark Behavioral Health. He obtained his BA from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Rob’s dedication has led him to the pursuit of his PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on development and attachment.
Rob has led the Embark organization in clinical development and growth of numerous programs and is the lead developer of the proprietary CASA Developmental Framework which is pervasive throughout Embark’s programs. Through his dedication to the advancement of clinical development, practice, and research, he has become a nationally recognized expert in the field.
Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNC-Asheville. After completing her undergraduate degree, Sarah began working in direct care at a therapeutic farming program. From this experience, she developed an interest in horticultural therapy and decided to pursue a graduate degree in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Tennessee. Upon completion of her degree, Sarah chose to pursue a career in counseling and earned a Master’s Degree from Western Carolina University. While in graduate school, Sarah worked in direct care with adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.
Sarah began her counseling career as an outpatient therapist in a community mental health program. Prior to joining Lake House, Sarah worked as a wilderness therapist with young women in recovery from addiction. Sarah is passionate about experiential learning and nature-based therapies, and her approach to the therapeutic process is grounded in relational attunement.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys CrossFit, hiking and mountain biking with her dog Luna, and volunteering in a community garden.
Kristina received her Bachelor degree in Psychology at the University of Illinois. After undergrad, Kristina was a substitute teacher and began teaching group exercise classes. Group exercise fueled Kristina’s awareness of impact one’s physical experience has on mental health. This awareness drove her to pursue a career as a therapist. For graduate school, Kristina attended Western Illinois University and received her Master’s degree in Clinical/Community Mental Health. While in graduate school Kristina worked at a private practice implementing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with teens and adults with symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. Kristina also completed her 200hr yoga teacher training while in graduate school.
After graduate school, Kristina moved to Asheville, NC and worked with kids in community mental health both as a therapist and a supervisor. Kristina’s approach to therapy is rooted in somatic therapies and attachment theory. She incorporates a mindful, trauma informed, systemic approach with her work with clients and families.
In her free time, Kristina can be found practicing and teaching yoga, hula hooping, cooking and kitting. Kristina also enjoys running and hiking with her dogs Wilson and Otto.
Jordan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Franklin & Marshall College and earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her work in the field by facilitating and developing positive youth development programs in conjunction with her college and local nonprofit organizations in the surrounding inner-city area. While in graduate school, she worked with people of all ages in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and as an outpatient therapist for children and adolescents ages 3 to 17 at a community mental health center in Philadelphia.
Prior to joining Lake House Academy, Jordan worked as an adolescent and family therapist at a private therapeutic boarding school for high school-aged adolescents. Her approach to treatment is grounded in attachment theory and attachment development. She also draws from trauma-focused treatment interventions, cognitive behavioral interventions, and family systems/structural family therapy.
In her spare time Jordan enjoys anything creative, artistic and active, from painting pottery to CrossFit workouts. She also spends a lot of time exploring the outdoors with her canine companion, Calvin.