Vegas Neavitt has nearly two decades of experience working with children and families. Vegas graduated from the University of Michigan with their Masters in Social Work in 2014 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A). Vegas utilizes evidence-based methods such as the Healing Forest Model, community and social systems models, and CBT and DBT methods to strengthen treatment outcomes for service provision. Vegas has experience working with: Indigenous and LGBTQ populations; children, adolescents, and families within the child welfare system; at-risk youth; substance use disorder; and mental health and co-occurring disorders. Vegas is passionate about increasing positive outcomes for youth by providing programs that increase access to mental health services, provide holistic services by connecting resources within communities and social systems, and increases overall resiliency.
Vegas is excited to be a part of Asheville Academy and brings their passion for mindfulness practices and a vibrant love for the outdoors. Vegas brings contagious love for positivity, gratitude, and play to their personal and professional environments. Their focus is on positive support and mentorship to promote successful contribution to our society and community. Quite frequently you will hear Vegas say to “keep it sacred”. Their emphasis in sacredness is placed on finding purpose through positive connections within an individual’s culture and community.
They enjoy spending time with their family, friends, and big fat dog Rollo. Rollo also has a love for working with children and spending time outdoors with Vegas. They enjoy hiking, camping, and kayaking together and watching the sunrise from their porch every morning.