Michael Domey, LCMHC, CATP
Course Leader / Therapist
Michael Domey (he/him/his) was born and raised in central Vermont. He received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Castleton University, and went on to work in a treatment facility for adjudicated youth. Michael mentored youth through difficult emotional experiences, and witnessed incredible healing in the clients who worked closely with their clinical counseling team. Inspired by such success, Michael pursued his master’s degree in counseling with a concentration in adventure-based psychotherapy. He sought wilderness therapy as an internship experience, and gained first hand knowledge of working with students who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, ASD, and attachment. Concurrently, Michael became certified as a Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) and a Clinical First Responder (CFR).
Michael is a driven man and a quick learner. As Therapist and Course Leader, he utilizes an attachment lens and maintains focus on student strengths and resilience. Drawing heavily on a relational approach, Michael helps students develop self awareness and balance in their lives. For non-traditional learners, Michael has found that adventure and experiential therapeutic modalities create a judgement-free learning environment, allowing students to find success in their lives, and emerge with a tool kit for navigating future challenges. He appreciates the opportunity provided by this immersive therapeutic group experience to integrate counseling skills and social and emotional skill building with all students.
In life outside of work, Michael loves to ride his bike, hike with his dogs, and garden in the summer. In the winter Michael loves to snowboard, cross country ski, snowshoe, and drink hot cocoa by a fireplace. Michael aspires to hike the entire long trail of Vermont and other long distance trails in the near future.