Troy has been working in wilderness therapy since 2001. His clinical experience includes working with adults and adolescents with substance abuse and dual diagnosis. Troy also works with difficult family systems including impacted by divorce and easily frustrated and chronically inflexible children. He excels in helping clients develop resiliency and self-efficacy skills, and working with clients who have gifted intelligence.
Troy has worked many years as a field therapist and clinical director for wilderness programs. Troy started in wilderness therapy by taking parents camping to see their children and do family therapy. Troy began his studies at Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in family sciences. He received his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Troy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT supervisor.
Troy has been a board member for The Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy from 2005 to 2011. Troy was raised in Seattle, WA and Utah. Troy spent much of his time growing up outdoors hiking and playing in the mountains of Utah and the Pacific Northwest. Troy is the oldest of seven siblings, three of whom are adopted. Troy is married and has five children. His experience as a father gives him perspective when doing therapy with families. Troy was raised on Celtic music and likes to play the bagpipes.
The Legacy Team
The founders and leadership team of Legacy Outdoor Adventures bring together accomplishments and experience across the full spectrum of wilderness therapy. Members of the team, led by Gil Hallows, Executive Director, and including Troy Faddis, Clinical Director, Ray Barlow, Admissions Director, and Derek Daley, marketing/admissions, have had a profound impact in defining the field of wilderness therapy. Team members have played major roles developing effective wilderness programming, establishing risk management and clinical best practices, refining substance abuse treatment in the wilderness, and setting the standard for training professional field instructors and wilderness therapists.