Aug. 15, 2022

Episode #21 - Jamila Minnifield (Turtle) - "What is Wilderness Therapy?"

Episode #21 - Jamila Minnifield (Turtle) - "What is Wilderness Therapy?"

In this episode, Courtney talks with Jamila Minnifield, aka Turtle. Jamila is a wilderness therapist and describes her experiences with her own "group of unicorns," how natural consequences can help kids back in the "real world" and she answers the...


In this episode, Courtney talks with Jamila Minnifield, aka Turtle. Jamila is a wilderness therapist and describes her experiences with her own "group of unicorns," how natural consequences can help kids back in the "real world" and she answers the question: "What is Wilderness Therapy?"

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K. Jamila Minnifield aka Turtle

Lead Wilderness Therapist

K. Jamila Minnifield, MA, NCC, LAPC, Primary Wilderness Therapist at First Light Wilderness Therapy in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Jamila earned her undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern University and her master’s degree in Counseling
at Argosy University. She has extensive experience working with complex mental health diagnoses, family reunification and adoption. She entered the field of wilderness therapy out of a desire to increase treatment impact and family engagement. Jamila loves working with younger students, Autism Spectrum diagnoses, learning
disabilities, transracial and intercultural adoption, and both episodic and systemic trauma, using a number of treatment modalities including CBT, Person Centered, Attachment, Relational, and Phase 2 trained Brainspotting. Jamila is also passionate about promoting increased diversity in the field of wilderness therapy. When she's not working, Jamila loves to fly fish and hike in the Northern Georgia and Western North Carolina.