Jamie Kaczmarek, LCSW
Jamie Kaczmarek, LCSW, has been working for over 22 years in Outdoor Behavioral Health, more than 15 years as the unequivocal leader in neurodiverse treatment.
Those that know Jamie agree that she is “all-in” in every aspect of her life. This inspiring quality gleams through especially in the dedication and care she has for each student, family, co-worker and professional she works with.
Growing up in Illinois, Jamie always had a love for the wilderness. This passion influenced her early on to obtain a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation, emphasizing Environmental Education from Indiana University. Following the completion of that degree, Jamie attended the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Here she trained in leadership and team dynamics via an experiential adventure approach.
After completing NOLS, Jamie found herself drawn to the mountain West in search of meaningful work and there she found a community and a treatment modality she could believe in with wilderness therapy.
After some years of working in wilderness therapy, Jamie sought a Master of Clinical Social Work degree at the University of Utah and then further specialized her knowledge and skills in working with the neurodiverse population.
Jamie is renowned for her refined skill of designing unique treatment plans that focus on social pragmatics, emotional regulation techniques, executive functioning skill-building, and developing reciprocal relationships. With Jamie’s guidance and the support of field mentors, students build up their self-efficacy while being given many opportunities to learn what it takes to succeed.
In her career, Jamie has been recognized and received accolades for her innovation, integrity, and commitment in providing the gold standard of programmatic and clinical care for clients. She has served in many leadership roles including Clinical Director and Executive Clinical Director, yet she openly admits that her heart has always remained with the direct-client care.
Time away from work, you will find Jamie hiking, mountain biking, or skiing with her family and her dog Lewis.