kristin-adamsSecond Nature wilderness therapy is pleased to welcome Kristin Adams as the newest member of its clinical team.

Kristin began her career as a Social Worker for inner-city youth and the juvenile justice system.

This awoke within her a passion for helping adolescents repair family relationships, find direction, and build resilience.

Kristin’s professional experience coupled with her insatiable desire for adventure and play, made her an exceptional Field Staff at Second Nature. While working in the field at Second Nature, Kristin decided to return to school and pursue her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Utah. After graduation, Kristin began working with both male and female students in a nationally recognized residential treatment center.

This experience has led to a deeper understanding of the role that wilderness therapy plays in helping young people disrupt negative patterns and preparing them for the next step in the treatment process.


Second Nature is a wilderness therapy program located in Duchesne, Utah began in 1998. Second Nature works with adolescent male and female 13 – 17 years old in single gender groups, using the wilderness as an intervention and clinically guided by licensed Masters and Ph.D level to assess and diagnose a client’s specific needs. 

Second Nature is the industry’s most clinically integrated and sophisticated wilderness therapy program, founded on the belief that troubled teens and their families deserve quality clinical treatment, combined with sensitivity, care and compassion.