Rachel Voit, APSW

Position: Primary Wilderness therapist

Rachel Voit, MSW, ACSW is a Primary Wilderness Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  She has worked with children and adolescents in therapeutic and recreational settings for over 10 years.   

Rachel developed her devotion to working with youth in the outdoors by serving in a variety of professional roles.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Educational Studies at Macalester College and began work as a Field Guide for Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  She went on complete a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, followed by a post-graduate fellowship at Yale University’s Child Study Center.  While at Yaleshe worked as an outpatient therapist for children and families.   

Rachel has extensive training in evidence-based practices designed to address attachment and trauma. She draws from Circle of Security and other trainings to support students who have experienced attachment disruption in relationships.  Rachel is also a certified yoga instructor and with training in TCTSY.  She finds the outdoors to be a uniquely powerful setting, one that supports and encourages significant therapeutic change.  When she is not in the woods with students, Rachel is often in the woods with friends or family, hiking and exploring new landscapes.