James Seabrook, ACMHC
Jamey has been working in wilderness and residential treatment settings since 2012, after graduating from Syracuse University with a dual degree in Psychology and Philosophy. His own experience as a client of wilderness therapy led him back to this profession as a field instructor, clinical assistant, and as a therapist. Jamey believes through firsthand experience that the wilderness intervention is the most effective intervention available for adolescents in terms of catalyzing lasting change in a brief amount of time. He sees that the intervention provides adolescents with an opportunity to have a highly supported, life-changing experience, and celebrates the lasting value in the connections that are made here.
Jamey’s treatment philosophy is to encourage the adolescents he works with to be open to a profound, connective (albeit challenging) experience that they can carry into life afterwards and refer to when analogous struggles arise at home. Jamey excels in revealing to young people their own tenacity and ability to succeed in the face of adversity.
Outside of his passion for psychology, education and counseling work, Jamey enjoys music, snowboarding and being outside in wide open, natural spaces.