Jacob Thomason, MA, LPC is the Family Services Director at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  His primary focus is supporting caregivers and siblings of students enrolled at Northwoods.    Jacob graduated from Wheaton College with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.  He has served in various wilderness therapy roles including Clinical Director at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  Jacob has a special interest in…

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Sarah Montana, MSW is a Clinical Support Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  She plays an integral role supporting both students and staff in the field.    Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Warren Wilson College and a master’s degree of Social Work from Tulane University.  Her love of the outdoors has been fostered through years of hiking in the Adirondacks and Blue Ridge Mountains…

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Erin Faehling, MA, LPC-IT, NCC, is a Primary Wilderness Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  Erin has a variety of clinical interests including substance use, mood dysregulation, suicidal thinking, learning differences, and familial trauma.      Erin has a bachelor’s degree in English and Music from Luther College and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University.  She is a National Board Certified Counselor with training…

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Jacob Smyth, MS is a Primary Wilderness Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  Jacob has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwest Christian University and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.  He has prior experience working in residential treatment with adolescents presenting with complex challenges such as suicidal ideation, self-harm, and substance use.    Jacob approaches engagement with students…

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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…

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Jeremiah Johnson, BS, MSW, LCSW is a Lead Wilderness Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Prior to joining Northwoods, Jeremiah was a psychotherapist working with adolescents and families in residential treatment.    Jeremiah grew up in central Wisconsin where he cultivated a love for the woods and for water.  This led him to work in the underwater construction…

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Sarah Cupp, MSW is a Primary Wilderness Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  She is an Iowa native who now calls Wisconsin home.    Sarah graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa.  Afterward, she worked as a crisis counselor for individuals, adolescents, and families.  Sarah became adept at partnering with clients to find common ground and deescalate difficult situations.  She worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where she…

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