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Welcome to EPIC Adventures

EPIC Adventures is a team of trained, experienced leaders, trainers and facilitators specializing in corporate leadership training/team building and adventure therapy training and consultation.

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 specially 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.

Founded in January 2016, EPIC Adventures is the culmination of a dream.  Co-owners and founders Mike Phillips and Ricky Santiago 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/or your team launch your great journey of transformation!!

Listen to Ricky Santiago's interview on "The Addicted Mind" podcast sharing his passion for adventure therapy

Our Adventure Blog

12 Benefits of Team Building Events

Creates space for networking & socializing Socializing and making friends in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the virtual, hybrid, or in-person workplace. Holding a team building activity can be short and sweet, or it can be a more...

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Six Strategies to Prevent Burnout

According to startling statistics by Gallup, nearly two-thirds of full-time workers experience burnout at some point in their careers, and one in four job seekers actively search for new opportunities when feeling disheartened or dissatisfied with their current job...

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The Litle Things that Make Your Team Feel Appreciated

Imagine this scenario: An employee arrives at work on his 10-year anniversary and finds a gift card with a sticky note on his desk. The note is from his manager, acknowledging his anniversary. Realizing it didn’t even include a thank-you or a congratulations, he rolls...

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Programs Offered

Training, Consulting & supervision

Includes 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

Ricardo A Santiago MS, MBA, LMHC, CCAT

Ricardo A Santiago MS, MBA, LMHC, CCAT

Owner / Adventure Facilitator / Trainer

Ricardo Santiago MS, LMHC, CCAT (Ricky) has been serving his community as a licensed mental health counselor, educator 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 also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Louisiana State University-Shreveport.  He currently serves as Program Director of Mandala Healing Center, a substance abuse treatment facility in West Palm Beach, 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 served on the Leadership Council of AEE's Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group as Professional Development Coordinator from 2015 to 2019 where he assisted in the development of a certification program for adventure therapists and planning of professional conferences.  He has presented adventure therapy workshops at numerous conferences nationwide in addition to developing and facilitating adventure therapy CEU trainings for clinicians locally.  Ricky was awarded certification as a Clinical Adventure Therapist (CCAT) in December 2020 and was among the first 25 recipients of this distinction globally and the first CCAT in the south Florida area.
 Michael Phillips, MS, EMDR, CF-L1

Michael Phillips, MS, EMDR, CF-L1

Adventure Facilitator/Trainer/Consultant

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 The Crossfit Squad 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.

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