Sean Perry has two decades of coaching experience and working with youth. He’s a certified Life Coach, Cognitive Behavioral Coach, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Specialist/ instructor, certified in Childhood Trauma and is an Exposure Response Prevention Specialist. As of late Sean is trained to train staff in the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. He also has been trained in collaborative problem solving.
Sean has spent the last several years in the Human Service/Mental Health field.
Sean saw a huge gap in the mental health industry while working in the private residential setting. He noticed that it was more about the have and the have nots then anyone would like to admit. This lack of equality pushed Sean to create We R H.O.P.E. Inc. with a colleague. While operating We R H.O.P.E., Sean was simultaneously the Program Manager at a residential treatment center for boys with severe trauma. He has since resigned to focus all of his energy on We R H.O.P.E. Sean hopes to create change in the public schools by bringing support at a much younger age and breaking the stigma of mental illness
James is a Nonviolent Intervention Specialist and an Exposure Response Prevention Specialist with B.A of science in Human Services from Lyndon State College. He coached youth for 6 years and has been working in the Human Services/ Mental Health field for 6 years as well.
James is trained to train staff in the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.
Wesley Wolter MA, MS, LADC, RYT200, a Queens, New York native, moved to Vermont a decade ago in search of solitude, healthy living and spirituality; enjoying the mountain biking and snowboarding the state had to offer.
Wesley is a psychotherapist practicing in Vermont helping all beings including those with mental health and addiction challenges. Wesley holds a Masters of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College and a Certification as a Registered Yoga Instructor/200hr from the Sivananda Ashram School of Yoga. Currently, Wesley is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor for the State of Vermont (LADC) and come early 2018, Wesley will be recognized as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Vermont. Wesley is trained in EMDR, mindfulness and other research based therapies and has an expertise is working with adults and children, that struggle with challenging and high-risk behaviors, addiction, trauma related disorders, schizophrenia, dissociative disorders, anxiety and depression. Wesley offers trauma informed yoga for all beings, targeting specific populations; Yoga for men, addictions, trauma and emotional needs.
The company was established and is now managed by Sean Perry and James Reinstein. For three years prior Sean and James had been supporting and running a successful anxiety treatment center for teens suffering with anxiety, OCD and depression. Daily, they supported, coached, and guided youth through their struggles with severe anxiety and depression. They both worked with multiple levels of OCD, anxiety and depression. They have been successful in the assistance and recovery of their residents. Sean and James noticed they were only serving a small percentage of teens. This percentage was those with financial resources. They came together to create a company that would serve more than just a select few.
Both Sean and James strive to increase their knowledge and experience. Both are trained in The Signs Of Suicide program. The Signs of Suicide Prgram is an evidence-based curriculum geared for middle and high school students and teaches youth to identify the signs of depression and suicidality in themselves and their friends and how to respond to warning signs with the ACT® technique: Acknowledge that your friend has a problem, let your friend know you Care, Tell a trusted adult.
In summary, Sean and James have a combined 35 years working with youth.