My passion for helping others, within all aspects of life, was born out of my personal experiences overcoming challenges with family and school. I grew up in Washington DC and went to a boarding school slightly outside of Boston. After completing high school, I joined the fire department in Maryland working as both a firefighter and an emergency medical technician on the ambulance while studying social work and psychology at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Throughout this time I worked with various wilderness therapy programs across the country including those in Alaska, West Virginia, Arizona, and Maryland. I also got to help start a program focused solely on follow-up support for teenagers returning home from these outdoor programs. This model is now nationally recognised and delivered across the United States.
Upon coming to Australia, I found a need for more programs that connect with children and adolescents through relationship and care. I started True North Expeditions in 2012 and continue to enjoy running one of a select few programs in Australia provided research-supported wilderness therapy program for individually referred clients. Our work with True North is flexible with families as we strive to accommodate everyone's individual needs and strengths. Click here to learn about Will's current research projects.
My background is grounded in a solution-focused and relationship-centred counselling approach. The first goal is for us to get to know each other and connect on how we can create the life you desire. I am very interested in helping you use the key strengths and resources you already have towards solving life's problems. This process involves getting to know the best you underneath it all. Solutions will emerge, helping you uncover a life with less stress, better relationships, and more happiness.