The Admissions Team is here to answer the most in-depth questions. As the front line of the professional team, New Vision Wilderness Admissions Counselors aid in the important decision of pinpointing the right fit for the teen. A parent should seek guidance by the knowledgeable Admissions Team while this challenging decision is being made.

Patrick McAvoy

Admissions Director

For over a decade, Patrick has helped adolescents and their families find solutions in times of crisis. He began his career in wilderness therapy with the acclimation of new students into their respective wilderness programs and has since then expanded in to Admissions Director, Program Director and Executive Director roles. In addition to Wilderness Therapy, Patrick has also worked in Admissions for a therapeutic boarding school and was a founding member at two treatment programs for at-risk teens. Patrick is a proud graduate of Ohio University. He is an accomplished upright and electric bass player as well . In his off-time you will often find him in the outdoors with his wife hiking, kayaking and skiing with their dog, Tennessee. When not playing outside, Patrick enjoys playing music, cooking and painting.

Erika Mackey M. Ed

Admissions Associate

Erika has been working with families and their children for the last two decades. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she earned her B.S. in Human Development and Family Relations. From there she earned her Master of Arts in Education and worked in both private and public schools as an educator. She went on to found her own educational consulting practice and worked to serve families needing educational and therapeutic support for their adolescent or young adult. Erika enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She loves decorating, gardening, being on the water, traveling, and is an avid UConn Women’s Basketball fan.

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