Educator. Mentor. Guide.
Tim Walsh is a mental health professional, outdoor educator, and recovery expert, with more than 20 years of experience leading programs for young adults, adolescents, and families. Tim has spent decades cultivating his expertise in program development, and is a thought leader in adventure-based counseling and recovery. His areas of expertise include youth mentoring, outdoor leadership, prevention, and recovery coaching.
Tim has spent the last three years as cofounder and director of Adventure Recovery, an outdoor education and mentoring group. Prior to this, he served five years as Executive Director of Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, Connecticut, where he was the founder of the center’s adventure-based counseling program. Tim worked 10 years at the Mountain Workshop, an outdoor leadership school, as Program and Staff Development Director. He is also former youth director for the New Canaan Congregational Church youth programs since 1998. Tim is a consultant, offering his services as a consultant to schools, institutions, treatment facilities, and recovery-based initiatives.
Tim develops and facilitates awareness programs for private schools, youth development agencies, and national conferences. His unique model of engagement draws young people into a dynamic, solutions-based conversation on the topics of mental health and substance use awareness. He has presented programs for Yale Divinity School, ADAP of Weston, Connecticut, Recovery 2.0 Conference, High-Five Adventure Symposium, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Salisbury School, Hotchkiss School, Newport Academy, Wanderlust Festival, and high schools and colleges throughout the United States. He holds multiple advanced certifications in several disciplines, including wilderness first response, recovery coaching, and whitewater boating.