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Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy

Jul 28, 2020

Emma Stein is an undergraduate student in Outdoor Education at the University of New Hampshire. When Emma was young she suffered a great deal of loss as her father died when she was 9 and her mother died when she was 16. Emma shares the story of challenges related to the pain she was suffering and how traditional...


Jul 21, 2020

Kaiumati Roche is co-founder of Sojourn Consulting which supports and consults companies and individuals in Experiential Education and Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare.  Kai shares his story of struggling in college and going to a wilderness therapy program in Utah which changed the course of his life to pursue a career in...


Jul 14, 2020

Tom Whalen is an undergraduate student at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H.  Tom grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, and really struggled high school. Tom shares how outpatient and inpatients interventions did not help him.  While in a residential treatment center a clinician recommended wilderness and he...


Jul 7, 2020

Sarah Stusek of Stusek Studios has worked in the film and television industry since childhood. When she was 17 years old she was brought to a wilderness therapy program in Montana called Three Rivers. The transporter told her, "You should write a book about this" and now, 13 years later, she has finished the book and it...


Jun 30, 2020

Bryce Bauer is a relationship coach in Utah. Bryce shares his story of mental health and substance abuse challenges as a teen and young adult which eventually led to a traumatic car accident. After a family intervention, he reluctantly enrolled in a wilderness therapy program. He shares how his journey into the field...