Gil’s career in wilderness therapy brings together his passions for working with young people and connecting with the healing power of the outdoors. He moved back to his hometown of Loa and the beloved mountains and deserts he wandered during his formative years to work for Aspen Achievement Academy in 1995. Aspen Achievement Academy, with Gil as the Executive Director since 1996, became the most influential wilderness therapy program in the country. Gil served on the committee appointed by the Utah State Office of Licensing in 1997 to review and update the licensure standards for Outdoor Youth Programs. In 2000, he assembled and led the team that conceptualized and founded Passages To Recovery, the pioneer in wilderness therapy substance abuse treatment for young adults.More
Troy has over ten years of experience working in wilderness therapy. His clinical experience includes working with adults and adolescents with substance abuse and dual diagnosis. Troy also works with difficult family systems including impacted by divorce and easily frustrated and chronically inflexible children. He excels in helping clients develop resiliency and self-efficacy skills, and working with clients who have gifted intelligence. Troy has worked many years as a field therapist and clinical director for Aspen Achievement Academy. One of his duties at Aspen was to take parents out to the wilderness to see their children and do family therapy. Troy began his studies at Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in family sciences. He received his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University . Troy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT supervisor. Troy has been a board member for The Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy from 2005 to 2011.More
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