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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors


Sep 12, 2023

Dive deep with us in this heartwarming episode as Jenna Krueger, a former field guide at Aspiro, opens up about her journey and the profound shifts in her career and the outdoor therapy landscape. Jenna's candid revelations about learning of Aspiro's closure after dedicating over a year and a half of her life to the program offer an intimate glimpse into the ever-evolving world of wilderness and adventure therapy and the struggles when programs close. Sharing both personal and professional anecdotes, Jenna touches on the nuanced challenges of aiding students with anxiety, all while managing her own fears and responsibilities in the wild as a lead field guide. But the transformative power of nature doesn't end there. Listen in to discover how Jenna has seamlessly transitioned to harnessing the magic of the outdoors in her current role at a nature-based preschool. An episode brimming with inspiration, resilience, and the undeniable magic of nature—don't miss it!

Season 17 of Stories from the Field is focused on Anxiety and is underwritten by Mountain Valley Treatment Center.