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I hope my leaving doesn’t prevent you from knowing what a blessing you are in my life. The moment you said, “I don’t need you to be Eliza, I need you to be you,” I exhaled. Thank you for trusting me, believing in me, challenging me, supporting me, and giving me space to grow into my authentic self. It’s trust, there really is no other place like Yellowbrick, and that’s because your soul is infused into every single part of it. My greatest hope is that I can create something of my own with the same love, passion, and empathy (not to mention courage, wisdom, and heart!) as you did with YB. And you have helped me see that I am capable of that and more. Good leaders encourage and great leaders empower. You are a great leader, and a great human being. Thank you for the opportunity to have one of the most exciting and transformative years in my life so far! I will miss you dearly, but know that I am not far away.
Peace, love and blessings,

Cami C
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Hi Dr. Viner,
I wanted to thank you for all of what you do. Your generosity and advocacy of caring for those in need is inspiring. Thank you for your care to details and direct support as on call and as a person. Even through deep hardships you fight to be in the thick of it and to do the best I see is possible. There is no place like Yellowbrick and truly I am so grateful. Thank you for allowing me in the experience of this work. It was an honor to walk on this long and magical road.

Thanks a Million,

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Yellowbrick is a one of a kind establishment which allows young adults to exercise their valued freedom and to use those liberties to create a better lives for themselves. The Open Community Model is nothing short of a mastercraft.

Former Core Competence Staff

Matt B
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During my three month internship at Yellowbrick, I learned to expect highly collaborative, research-based practice to be occurring around-the-clock. I saw patients working with a number of professionals to address their own unique challenges through skills they already had, and skills they built and learned how to use at Yellowbrick. The transformations that occurred were coming from patients, but guided by professionals. Young adults came from all over the country, all with their own stories, diagnoses, and goals; Yellowbrick was ready to address the whole person and take the time needed to set these emerging adults up for success. What struck me most about Yellowbrick’s model was the emphasis put on peer relationships; these professionals recognized the importance of peers working together to create bonds, solve problems, and build toward a healthy emerging adulthood post-discharge. My belief that Yellowbrick’s model, based on science, hard work, and integrity, is one I will carry forward with me into my professional work, and will support  me in helping patients to discover a path forward into adulthood.

Amy R.
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Dear Dr. Jesse Viner,
I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to shadow Dr. Effarah and work closely with the neuroscience team at Yellowbrick! I am grateful to have experienced just how remarkable the staff and procedures at Yellowbrick truly are! Thank you once again for letting me observe the phenomenal work being done at Yellowbrick!


Tyler K, Xavier University
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Yellowbrick has great facilities, uses best practice interventions, and creates a unique treatment environment for those seeking an intensive program. What impresses me most about Yellowbrick, though, is its dedicated interdisciplinary team. An incredible amount of empathy, clinical reasoning, and passion goes into the work being done by each professional to support clients towards treatment goals. Having a community model means that peers are responsible for their behaviors and accountable to the entire community for both their successes and struggles. This is challenging for most, as it creates room for open dialogue and deeper self-exploration without isolation. But that challenge is where the work of treatment lies. I have found Yellowbrick to be truly unique, and I fully recommend it to those looking for a holistic, intensive setting to work on transitioning to adulthood.


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