Stefanie Biron, CSW
Stefanie has been working in the field of outdoor education and wilderness therapy for over six years, with a variety of populations and in diverse locations. Stefanie came to wilderness therapy four years ago as a field guide at Elements Wilderness Program. During this time, she witnessed the sense of connection, change and self-discovery that wilderness can provide. She decided to pursue her master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire in social work and outdoor education to continue deepening her knowledge of the field. During this time, she worked at a community based program in which she did in home family therapy with adolescents and facilitated the adolescent intensive outpatient program. She came to appreciate the important and dynamic nature of family work as an integral part of adolescent treatment. Stefanie’s approach to family therapy is rooted in a family systems and strength based approach. She believes that family involvement in the wilderness therapy process is crucial to student success, rebuilding connection and ultimately strengthening the family system.
In her free time, Stefanie can be found climbing desert towers, riding her mountain bike and enjoying the desert sun with her dog Juni.