AJ Frithiof, LCSW

AJ Frithiof in Southern Utah desert

Program Director

AJ Frithiof, LCSW is the RedCliff Recovery program director and a licensed clinical social worker.  She brings extensive experience in creating and implementing wilderness, recovery, and other programming across the wilderness, residential, and university settings.  She is passionate about facilitating novel and impactful experiences in the wilderness and helping women find a solution in recovery.  AJ is trained in TF-CBT and has extensive experience with co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, oppositional defiance, boundaries, and much more.
AJ began working with adolescents and young adults in 2004 as a wilderness instructor, and this experiences ultimately led to graduate school for an MSW.  She has a wide-range of experience as a wilderness instructor, course director, program developer, staff trainer, therapist, recovery specialist, therapist supervisor, and program director across the wilderness, residential, and university settings.
AJ completed a Master in Social Work from the University of Alabama and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences.  She is passionate about carrying the message of recovery in her local 12-step community, adventuring outside, spending time with friends, eating BBQ, drinking coffee, and hanging out with her dog, Wyatt.

AJ rock climbing