Evan Oppenheimer, LMHC
Course Leader / Therapist
Evan originally hails from Long Island, New York but has always felt that the mountains feel most like home. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware, Evan went on to earn a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from NYU. Prior to True North, Evan worked as a licensed mental health counselor in New York City, and as a wilderness guide leading individuals and families on adventure-based experiences throughout the United States, Canada, South America and the Middle East.
He became the Assistant Director for a community-based organization offering social, vocational, academic and independent living programs for teens and young adults.
After nearly 10 years of counseling, guiding and developing programs in New York, Evan moved to Vermont with his family where he combines his passion for wilderness and his passion for helping others attain well balanced lives. As a Therapist and Course Leader at True North Evan empowers adolescent boys to build a healthy self-concept and meaningful connections with others. Evan employs a strength-based, person-centered approach that fosters open and honest communication, and encourages students to establish balance and success in their lives. As a clinical mental health counselor, Evan has helped hundreds of individuals and families who have struggled with social communication challenges, executive functioning difficulties, behavior management, emotional imbalance, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance, substance abuse, learning differences and challenges related to the Autism Spectrum.
Evan can often be found cooking or playing outside with his dog and family—hiking, biking, paddle boarding and snowboarding in the beautiful mountains and lakes of the Northeast.