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About Us

Welcome to EPIC Adventures

EPIC Adventures is a team of trained, experienced leaders and facilitators specializing in corporate leadership training/team building and counseling services utilizing an adventure-based model.

Team building is the process of turning a group of individual employees into a cohesive team, a group of people organized to work together interdependently and cooperatively to meet the needs of their customers and accomplishing their purpose and goals. Team building generally involves structured activities and exercises that employees participate in either in the office or outside the office environment. EPIC Adventures is the premier, adventure-based team building provider in the South Florida and Treasure Coast area!

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 is the culmination of the lifelong dreams of its co-owners and founders Mike Phillips, Nicky Treadway and Ricky Santiago. These 3 dynamic leaders and clinicians met while working together at an adventure-based substance abuse treatment center and found they shared the same passion for adventure-based treatment and a desire to bring these powerful interventions to everyone both in corporate and therapeutic settings – 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 you and your team launch your great journey of transformation!!


Our Adventure Blog

Help! My Team is Falling Apart!

The conflicts that often arise in teams can make you want to throw up your arms in despair, retreat to your office, and live out your career in solitude.  But collaboration is required in most workplaces and, while it isn’t easy, there are steps you can take today to...

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Why High Employee Turnover Is So Expensive

In EPIC Adventures’ work with our corporate clients, we find that, even though employee turnover is such an obvious and serious issue, there are many business owners who still underestimate the financial ramifications of constantly losing and then having to replace...

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Some noticeable changes are taking place in the exciting world of team building. As we progress into 2019, companies are wise to pay close attention to these principles and innovations to create more effective teams in their workplaces. A Drive Towards Smaller Groups...

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Programs Offered

Types of Sessions

Includes individual, family and couples sessions as well as special workshops.

Substance Abuse Services

Includes clinical groups, program consulting & clinician training


Thrill your team with fun, exciting, and unique team building experiences designed to build trust, confidence and teamwork while producing better communication, improved productivity and increased effectiveness.

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Our Team

 Michael Phillips, MS, EMDR, CF-L1

Michael Phillips, MS, EMDR, CF-L1

Co-Owner / Adventure Facilitator

Mike originally from New Jersey moved to sunny south Florida in 2004 to attend Lynn University. Mike currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling. Mike began his professional career as stock trader and later entered the counseling field to pursue his true passion for people and helping them achieve their true potential. He is also a noted entrepreneur, owning and operating several businesses including CrossFit First Step, M&J Equity Group and Love Life Wellness Center in addition to EPIC Adventures.

Mike’s journey began in 2012 to become an influential counselor while working in a substance abuse treatment center in Hobe Sound Fl. Mike’s time here was influential to his development. 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

Nicky Treadway, MA, LMHC, NCC

Co-Owner / Adventure Facilitator

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.​ Nicky has experience as an administrator in both large corporations and small business settings. Mostly recently she held the Clinical Director position for a large substance abuse facility. Nicky has a knack for leadership and has often found herself in leadership position starting at a very early age. ​She 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.  She​ 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

Ricardo A Santiago, LMHC, MS

Co-Owner / Adventure Facilitator

Ricardo Santiago MS, LMHC (Ricky) has been serving his community as a mental health counselor and program director since 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and was licensed as mental health counselor in 2003.  He currently serves as Clinical Director of a residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lake Worth, FL.  Ricky has worked in a variety of clinical and corporate settings, developing a wealth of experience in counseling utilizing both traditional and adventure approaches in addition to almost 2 decades of management and supervision experience (with expertise in the areas of staff recruitment and retention).
Ricky is a member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association as well as its local Palm Beach chapter. Additionally, he is a proud member of the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) and currently serves on the Leadership Council of AEE’s Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group as Professional Development Coordinator where he is overseeing the development of a certification program for adventure therapists, planning of conferences and other professional development efforts.

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