Krissy has had over 15 years of experience in the wilderness therapy and adolescent treatment field. She graduated from Middlebury College with a joint undergraduate degree in environmental studies and geography. She started in the therapeutic field as an instructor in wilderness therapy programs, working with both adjudicated and at-risk youth. She later worked at the therapeutic ranch school, Montana Academy, when it first launched.
Krissy went on to complete her graduate training in clinical social work, at both Smith College School for Social Work and at N.M. Highlands University.
Krissy then returned to wilderness therapy as a field therapist. She worked at Aspen Achievement Academy, she then worked at Second Nature Wilderness Program in Duchesne. Krissy’s clinical experience includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, adoption issues, trauma, self-harming behavior, substance abuse, and family system problems.
Krissy currently works as a parent coach with parents of struggling adolescents and young adults, in her coaching practice, Parallel Process, established in 2006. Krissy also conducts parent workshops, seminars, lectures all over the country. She was a visiting professor at Middlebury College. Krissy also works with Second Nature 360, which is a home transition program.
Krissy is the author of: Brave Parenting: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children, published by Wisdom Publications, 2014.
The Parallel Process: Growing alongside your adolescent or young adult child in treatment, published by Lantern Books, 2010.
Krissy grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and in New Hampshire and Vermont. She lived in the West for 10 years working in adolescent programs, and now lives in Vermont with her husband and two daughters.
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