Mary Zaunbrecher, MS, LPC is a clinical therapist at Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, a Durango, CO based wilderness therapy company founded in 2006. Open Sky provides premier family-centered wilderness therapy with an emphasis on treatment for the whole family, not just the adolescent or young adult. Mary believes that by building an environment based on trust and support, her students and their families can begin to explore meaningful alternatives to past patterns, thoughts, and behaviors. The wilderness setting strengthens this exploration by providing growth opportunities in an environment free from day-to-day distractions. Working within this framework, individuals and families experience empowerment, belonging, and insight, which serve to cultivate healthy values and life skills for the future.