"Bar, thank you for taking the time to call our friends. We had dinner with them last night. It was emotional for all of us, but I think they have a feel for how these special needs programs work.
We couldn't say enough wonderful things about you, your expertise and knowledge about your field and what you do. You were an amazing link for us through such a difficult time and you still are through this next phase of our journey. I appreciate all that you do and have done – and will continue to do, to see us through this part of our family's journey."
"I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the expertise and support of Bar Clarke. We have been working with Bar since March 2005, during some of the most difficult months of our lives. We’ve had to make major, life-changing decisions for our family – to send our son to a therapeutic wilderness program and then to a boarding school. The stress and emotional turmoil have been great, but working with Bar made the whole process much easier to bear.
While Bar never told us what to do, he was always available to answer questions and give input about how things could be done. He has a lot of insight into the process from all angles, even transportation issues. He is knowledgeable about wilderness programs and boarding schools and is connected to their staff. "He knows parents, too. And he cares about the children. (Our son) still talks about Bar.
We’ve been dealing with family issues for over three years now. It has been a difficult and, at times, a heartbreaking process. This is the first time I have felt like I am working with people (Bar, the wilderness program and the boarding school) that understand our situation and can help us through this. I am grateful to have found Bar and our new school."
"Thank you doesn't even begin to come close to the appreciation I feel for your continuing efforts on our behalf. Bar, we have placed our trust in you to help us select the appropriate school for (our daughter) and you have made the process more manageable. I believe that (school name) offers an environment in which (our daughter) can learn to master the skills necessary to succeed in college and in life."
"As a co-founder of Second Nature Wilderness Programs and field therapist I have worked with Bar for more than 5 years, serving families with out-of-home placement needs. Bar’s exceptional work ethic, insight, family advocacy and accessibility have been an enormous asset to the families with whom he works. Aside from providing expertise in placement, Bar consistently offers compassion, sensitivity and support to families. Above all, he relates and connects to families, leading them to feel assured and confident in his direction."
-Brad Reedy, Ph. D. Wilderness therapist and co-founder of Wilderness Program
"Bar Clarke will help re-frame your family situation and crisis while offering clarity and direction. He possesses the in depth knowledge of matching the right program for struggling adolescents and young adults. Trust him. He will help your family get your loved one back on track."
-James Murray, M.S. Director of Breakthrough Interventions