A Family Therapy SpecialistTroy was raised in Seattle, WA, and Utah. He spent much of his time growing up outdoors hiking and playing in the mountains of Utah and the Pacific Northwest. He is the oldest of seven siblings, three of whom are adopted.
Troy is a co-founder of Legacy Outdoor Adventures and Juniper Canyon Recovery Center for Women. After many years filling the roles of primary therapist and Clinical Director at Legacy, he is now a clinical supervisor as well as the Family Therapy Specialist for Legacy Treatment Center.
Troy has been working in Wilderness Therapy since 2001. His clinical experience includes working with adults and adolescents with substance abuse disorders and dual diagnoses. Troy also works with difficult family systems including those impacted by divorce, and easily frustrated and chronically inflexible children. He excels in helping clients develop resiliency and self-efficacy skills, and working with clients who have gifted intelligence.
Troy has worked many years as a field therapist and Clinical Director for therapeutic programs. Troy started in Wilderness Therapy by guiding parents visiting the field to see their children and do family therapy. Inspired by what he saw on those trips, Troy began his studies at Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Sciences. He received his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Troy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT supervisor. Troy has been a board member for The Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy from 2005 to 2011.
Troy now is married and has five children. His experience as a father gives him perspective when doing therapy with families. Troy was raised on Celtic music and likes to play the bagpipes.