Welcome to EPIC Adventures Therapy
EPIC Adventures Therapy LLC is a team of psychotherapists specializing in Adventure Therapy.
Adventure therapy is an emerging, cutting-edge treatment model in the psychotherapy field, which focuses on physically active and experiential approaches that engage, challenge and educate. These activities are designed to embody lessons and skills that teach individuals how to overcome life’s difficult situations and gain valuable personal insights. We utilize physical activity, the natural environment and especially designed experiential activities that elicit powerful emotions and allow you the opportunity to practice coping mechanisms in a real-world environment followed by in depth processing, gentle yet powerful challenges, and environmental inspiration. We believe that learning and change is an ACTIVE process and therapy needs to take us out of our comfort zones and into new, exciting adventures.
EPIC Adventures Therapy LLC is the culmination of the lifelong dreams of its co-owners and founders Mike Phillips, Nicky Treadway and Ricky Santiago. These 3 dynamic clinicians met while working together at an adventure-based substance abuse treatment center and found they shared the same passion for adventure therapy and a desire to bring these powerful interventions to everyone – this is the heart of and mission of EPIC Adventures!!
Whether you are young or old, an athlete or a couch potato, a social butterfly or an introvert, EPIC Adventures can help launch your great journey of personal transformation.
EPIC Adventures offers group, family, individual, and couples sessions. We also offer corporate services!
Our Adventure Blog
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Michael Phillips, MS, EMDR, CF-L1
Adventure Therapist / Co-Owner
Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Communications and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling. Mike entered the counseling field after battling his addiction for the better part of a decade. After earning his sobriety in June of 2011, Mike began his journey in 2012 to become an influential counselor while attending Lynn University where he earned his MS in Counseling. Mike specializes in using an eclectic spectrum of clinical modalities to enable clients to foster long term recovery. Some of Mike’s specialties include Adventure Based Therapy, Recreational Therapy, EMDR therapy, CrossFit infused therapy, Nutrition, Psychodrama, and Motivational Interviewing. Mike is a proud member of the AEE and is looking forward to contributing to the continued growth of Adventure/Experiential therapy.
Outside of the office Mike enjoys coaching CrossFit as well as participating/competing in CrossFit competitions. He also spends his time playing lacrosse for the Palm Beach men’s team and coaching high school Lacrosse players to help develop their skills on and off the field. If you can’t find Mike on the field or in the gym scan the coast line and most likely you’ll find him free diving/snorkeling. Mike has a true passion for the outdoors and people. He comes alive when given the opportunity to connect his two passions.
Nicky Treadway, MA, LMHC, NCC
Adventure Therapist / Co-Owner
Nicky holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and was licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in 2014. She has recently received her certificate training for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, which she uses mostly in her private practice, located in Port St. Lucie, where she works with prenatal and postpartum women. Her other passion, Adventure Therapy, has been growing since 2011 when she helped create the curriculum for a dual diagnosis treatment center. Nicky loves being active and easily finds inspiration in the outdoors. She uses an empowerment approach when working with clients, stemming from her belief that we all deserve wellness.
Nicky currently lives in Port St. Lucie with her husband and two young children and loves the outdoor lifestyle that living in Florida provides. Nicky enjoys running and high intensity work outs but more recently has fallen in love with the peace that one experiences when practicing meditation regularly.
Ricardo A Santiago, LMHC, MS
Adventure Therapist / Co-Owner
Ricky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University . He has served in the social services arena as a mental health counselor and program director since 2000 and was licensed as a mental health counselor in the state of Florida in 2003. He has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient & outpatient mental health, child and adolescent group home/shelter, adolescent and adult homeless shelter, in-home individual and family counseling, therapeutic foster care, adolescent and adult residential substance abuse. He has extensive experience in trauma, child welfare, abuse/neglect, grief/loss, dual diagnosis, substance abuse and program management. Ricky currently serves as Clinical Director of a local treatment center.
He was recently selected to serve as Member-At-Large of the Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group Leadership Council of the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) where is currently involved in the planning of the national best practices conference and assisting in the development of a certification program for adventure therapy practitioners.