Moxie Craig, MSW
Moxie (she/they) grew up in places ranging from Texas and Arizona, to Georgia and Virginia. With a deep rooted passion for helping others, Moxie earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership and then immediately went to work for a therapeutic boarding school in Asheville. Through their role as an Adventure Therapy Specialist, they facilitated skiing, paddle boarding, and climbing adventures for several years. Moxie then joined the True North team as an Adventure Coordinator, continuing to facilitate outdoor recreation and deepen her understanding of the intersection of therapy and adventure. With a love for learning and for evidence-based therapeutic approaches, Moxie earned a Masters in Social Work with a focus on adolescents from the University of Kentucky.
As a Therapist and Course Leader, Moxie’s therapeutic approach is rooted in a strengths-based and relational perspective. She finds purpose working with adolescents in particular, with an emphasis on gender identity, depression, anxiety, trauma, ASD, and developing social skills. Moxie is passionate about working with students who have adoption and attachment challenges. She utilizes psychoeducation with a rich focus on understanding individuals’ relationship to their family of origin.
With identity development being a core component of adolescence, Moxie highlights a holistic acceptance to understanding the “self,” and helps students clarify and connect with their own values and sense of self-worth. Moxie empowers students to employ new insight and skills within the supportive and caring group environment, allowing students the opportunity to develop self-awareness and create positive changes for themselves and in their relationships.
In her free time, you can find Moxie backpacking, walking her dogs, or sitting in the sunshine with a good book.