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Experience + Process = Inspired Change


About Us

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

The 5 Love Languages in the Workplace

Last week, the EPIC team hosted a team building event with a fantastic vibrant team of professionals and they discussed the application of the 5 Love Languages in the workplace, which inspired this blog entry: Like it or not, your job is kind of like a romantic...

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An EPIC List of Great Team Building Games

We are always on the lookout for new and innovative games and activities for our clients...Check out this great resource for team building games/activities that you can do with your team today (from the WHEN I WORK blog by Rob Wormley)...if you want to take your team...

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Programs Offered

Training & Consulting

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

 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 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.

Ricardo A Santiago, LMHC, MS

Ricardo A Santiago, LMHC, MS

Co-Owner / Adventure Facilitator / Trainer

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 AION Recovery, an adventure-based residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lantana, 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 assisting in the development of a certification program for adventure therapists, planning of adventure therapy conferences and other professional development efforts.

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