AJ Frithiof – Program Director
AJ Frithiof began working as a wilderness field instructor in 2004, which sparked a passion for working with adolescents and young adults in the wilderness, which ultimately led her to graduate school. She has a breadth of experience in various roles such as course director, program developer, staff trainer, therapist, recovery specialist, therapist supervisor, and now program director. Her experience has taken her to an array of settings including wilderness, university substance use disorder and foster care programs, therapeutic boarding school, residential treatment, and private practice. She has created and implemented a number of substance use disorder programs, wilderness programs, and other programs as well as created policies and procedures, and trained staff in these areas. She has worked with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues including, but not limited to substance use disorders, other addictions, anxiety, mood disorders, grief, personality disorders, oppositional defiance, dual diagnoses, boundaries, and parenting.
In her free time, AJ enjoys being outside, exercising, spending time with friends, eating BBQ, drinking coffee, and hanging out with her dog, Wyatt.
AJ graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences and completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Alabama. She is a licensed clinical social worker.