Admissions Team

Rebecca Doyle, LCSW Business Development Associate

Rebecca Doyle is the Business Development Associate at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  She...

Patrick McAvoy Admissions Director

Patrick McAvoy is the Admissions Director at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  Throughout...

Rebecca Doyle, LCSW

Position: Business Development Associate

Rebecca Doyle is the Business Development Associate at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from The University of Illinois, a master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Chicago, and has earned a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from The Trauma Center in Boston, MA.   

Throughout her career Rebecca has served in various roles as a medical social worker, pediatric therapist, administrator, and leader.  She has a passion for innovation, creative program development, trauma education, and supporting healing and wellness 

While away from her work, Rebecca enjoys taking in music, theatre, and dance performances of all kinds in her beloved city of Chicago.  Her favorite place in nature is anywhere with sunshine, sand, and water.  During warmer months you can find her spending time on the various beaches of Lake Michigaenjoying special moments with her young son. 

Patrick McAvoy

Position: Admissions Director

Patrick McAvoy is the Admissions Director at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  Throughout his career Patrick has helped adolescents and their families find solutions in times of crisis. 

Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in Management of Music and Communications from Ohio University.  He began his work in wilderness therapy providing care and field coordination to students entering treatment.  Since then he has served in Admissions Director, Program Director, and Executive Director roles.  Patrick has additional experience in admissions at a therapeutic boarding school and was a founding member of two treatment programs for at-risk teens. 

In his free time, Patrick can be found outdoors hiking, kayaking, and skiing with his family.  He is a bass player who dreams of one day starting a family band with his wife and two kids.