rebecca bio

Rebecca Wildbear, MS, LPC

Clinical Therapist


MS, Johns Hopkins University, Counseling, 1997
BA, Western Maryland College, Psychology & Philosophy, 1994
Grew Up In:
In Wilderness Therapy Since:
Primary Population served at Open Sky:
Young Adults
Areas of Clinical Expertise:
Substance Abuse & Addiction Recovery, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Identity Issues, Failure to Launch

Rebecca is a licensed professional counselor with more than a decade of experience as a wilderness therapist.  Having grown up in Maryland, Rebecca earned her BA in psychology and philosophy from Western Maryland College.  She went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

After working as a tutor at a neuro-rehab center, a school counselor, and an environmental studies teacher, Rebecca entered the world of wilderness therapy. She worked at several well-respected wilderness therapy programs for adolescents and young adults as both a therapist and Clinical Director.  Throughout her career, Rebecca has continued her quest to explore the limitless potential of human beings while educating herself in a variety of therapeutic methods and philosophies.

Rebecca’s areas of clinical expertise include substance abuse & addiction recovery, grief & loss, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, identity issues, failure to launch. As a therapist, Rebecca is respected for her authenticity, genuine connection to clients, and a wide variety of approaches to healing.

Rebecca is a certified yoga instructor and Hakomi practitioner.  She has attended two 10-day Vipassana meditation retreats, and has studied with and worked for the Animas Valley Institute (AVI). When not working, Rebecca enjoys teaching yoga, playing guitar, and spending time in the natural world.