Kolt Gorham, Wilderness Instructor and Nutritionalist

Kolt Gorham is an excellent guide and connects with kids. Besides being an avid rock-climber he has his own non-profit organization MTN DRTY which gives teens the opportunity to get into wilderness outdoor sports, make friends, and become passionate about life. Kolt is a Healthcare provider (CPR & AED) and wildernessFirst Aid. He brings challenge and a great deal of fun to our wilderness therapy program. He inspires a true love for the outdoors in our graduates and we’ve had several go on to take up his passionate sports of mountain bike riding and rock- climbing when they go home. He also is in charge of our holistic food program and explains the importance of healthy choices when it comes to putting different types of foods in our bodies.

I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2008. I worked at Catholic Community Services in Tacoma, counseling a diverse clientele that included children, adults, and couples. For the past four years, I have been counseling people who are struggling to overcome substance addiction. I have also lead several therapeutic writing workshops. My areas of emphasis in counseling are addictions, compulsions, trauma, aging, mood disorders, and gender/sexuality identity issues. The therapy approaches that I apply include cognitive behavioral, person-centered, object relations theory, and mindfulness.