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Therapist | ID

Therapist | ID

Blue Fire Wilderness Therapy

1832 E 1750 S
Gooding, ID 83330
United States


Posted on April 19, 2023


***Please see the application instructions at the bottom of this posting.

Interested applicants need to apply on our website.

The online application link is at the bottom of this post.***

Make a difference in the lives of adolescents, young adults, and their families. Be a part of change…

blueFire wilderness is an innovative adventure therapy program that supports adolescents and young adults in making clinical gains through the use of adventure and nature based activities in beautiful southern Idaho. Rock climbing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking and canoeing are just a few of the adventures that we utilize to support our clients’ growth.
blueFire’s clinicians take a system approach to treatment involving not just the identified patient, but also the client’s family. Our clinicians are often trained in or seeking experience in mindfulness-based modalities, somatic work, experiential therapies, trauma-informed care, and animal-assisted therapy.

Company Culture

All blueFire employees support the work in the field in important ways. Our therapists are often individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative environment with other paraprofessionals and clinicians. We value continued learning and growth for all of our staff and support this through collaborative conversation and continued training. The milieu therapist position is a great role to learn from seasoned clinicians while also being given significant responsibility to build clinical skills.

We have a strong culture of feedback and we hope that our clinicians grow and learn from their experiences as well as supporting our instructors in their growth. The work at blueFire is transformative for both clients and staff alike, and helps set everyone up for success in whatever comes next for them. The milieu therapist role is highly important to the culture of our organization because they are often supporting our instructors and adventure facilitators in the development of their therapeutic skills and implementation of the therapeutic aspects of the program.


  • Competitive Wages
  • Life Insurance
    Employee Assistance Program
  • Health and Dental Insurance
    Vehicle Stipend
  • Cell Phone Stipend Discounts on Gear

***To apply, please fill out our online application at ***

For more detailed information about blueFire and our available positions, visit


call 208-934- 4444
or email Misti our HR Supervisor at

Salary is based on experience and licensure


Schedule and Wages

Our milieu therapists work Tuesday to Saturday. Tuesday and Wednesday they are generally co-facilitating groups, and individual and family sessions with the primary therapists they work with, while Thursday and Friday they join the group on their expeditions or adventures and
facilitate their own individual and group sessions. Saturday is an on-call and paperwork day if all
sessions have been completed and most of our milieu therapists choose to work from home that
day. Salary is based on experience in wilderness and residential treatment as well as level of

The milieu role is a great role for launching into private practice adventure work, or
advancement into a primary therapist role at blueFire or another wilderness therapy program


  • Master’s degree in one of the following or related fields; Social Work; Mental Health Counseling; Psychology; Psychiatry; Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Currently licensed to work as a therapist OR working toward licensure
  • Passionate about changing lives and inspiring personal growth.
  • 21 years or older
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Comfortable in all types of weather and outdoor settings


Vision, 401(k), Dental, Medical, Life Insurance