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Thank you, Fred, for providing our families with such great wealth of information these past three months! I truly feel our families have grown from these wellness meetings. One parent in my group today even said she has been more confident in communicating with those around her and has felt less stressed. It brought the biggest smile to my heart and face when she said that. Another parent stated, being in the groups made her feel in a safe place and that she looked forward to our discussions. In the time you have spent with us you have provided our families with techniques and skills that they feel comfortable utilizing, as you have shared the information in a way they can comprehend. I too have learned so much and feel I have a better understanding of the importance of my own wellness, and how to better support my families. I look forward to having you next program year with a fresh bunch of awesome families!
-Head Start Program
Thank you, Fred. What a gift it was for our team to process and connect in such a supportive context. You do very important work and foster a culture of kindness, compassion, and healing. I am so glad that you found it to be inspiring for yourself as well, which can be one of the greatest perks about the kind of work we do, frequent glimpses of the path towards wellness.
-TF-CBT Certified Therapist
I wanted to say thank you so much for working with our team. I feel that it significantly benefited our team. People have seemed much more trusting and confident in the work of their teammates which has facilitated improvement in performances!!
Personally, I loved the team building and LOVE what you do!! Thanks again, Fred.
-Human Resources Representative at
Center of Advanced Wellness
Thank you so much for this team building experience. I have had great feedback about this team building experience and would love to partner with you in the future.
Thank you again.
-Principal of Oak Grove Elementary
Fred Borroel is an amazing clinician, trainer and supervisor. He is grounded in trauma-informed care and takes a highly relational approach when working with individuals, families, groups and organizations. Fred brings new insights and perspectives to clinical practice, and also brings a high level of cultural competence, diversity and inclusion to his work.
Fred’s offer to join with folks and their current therapist to incorporate adventure therapy creates a wonderful opportunity! Co-facilitating the therapeutic process through the many experiential activities Fred provides, along with the relationship the client and their therapist have already developed, has great potential. Just being outside, especially in nature, can have a healing effect. It can add extra dimensions to the counseling process – folks might open-up more freely, problem solve more productively, and develop trust more easily. Plus – adventure therapies are usually fun!
As a counselor, I’ve co-facilitated with Fred. Fred is skilled in adventure therapies and easy to work with. He is calm, thoughtful, flexible, and caring.
Fred is one of the most inspirational mentors and friends I have had to this day. I have learned a great deal from Fred over the years, to include using Adventure-based therapies in a multi-family therapy setting, group therapy setting, family therapy setting, and individual therapy setting. He encouraged me to take risks in my career and taught me what it meant to trust myself and lean into discomfort as a means to help me grow professionally. I have co-presented with Fred at professional conferences on topics such as the use of trauma-informed adventure therapy. Fred is a highly skilled professional who first focuses on developing relationships with people. I can confidently say that Fred will not disappoint in whatever area of service he is providing.
Fred at RelateAbility is the best! Fred helped my softball team become more connected and in tune with each other. His well thought out and planned activities were not only fun, but gave Pearsall Softball the ability to see our team's strengths. We also were made privy to our weaknesses, and we were guided by Fred to turn those weakness into learning experiences. While Fred had a plan, he also had the ability to create activities on the spot according to team needs. Fred was able to hold the attention of the entire team, and create a comfortable atmosphere in which team bonding and growth occurred. That year we were undefeated district champs and went two rounds into the playoffs! Thank you Fred!
I have traveled and co-facilitated with Fred in many international, national, and local venues spanning from Australia to Canada. His presentation topics include trauma informed care, help for the helping care profession, and relationship building. His presentations gave invaluable and resourceful information in the field of mental health. He is conscientious, ethical, and trustworthy. I highly recommend him with complete confidence.
Fred, my immediate supervisor for several years, was typically available to me when I needed to bounce an idea off of him, receive guidance and encouragement, and a fresh perspective that I may not have gathered apart from his involvement. He was consistently pragmatic, straightforward, and informative in providing me (and several other interns working with his Adventure Therapy program) exactly what was needed to effectively serve our clients. At no time have I seen Fred lose his “cool”, give up, or fail to use a respectful tone or stance with the hurting families with whom we worked—all of whom had been impacted by trauma of some kind. His heart overflows with creative possibilities when he immerses himself in the textures of Nature. Fred’s quiet, yet enthusiastic approach to family adventure work is a joy to observe.
Learning from Fred has been an invaluable experience. Under his supervision I have grown both personally and professionally in ways that have exceeded my expectations. I have had the freedom to grow in my own path as a counselor and also been able to benefit from his unique skills as an Adventure Therapist.
Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist
Dare to Lead Trained
Compassion Fatigue Train the Trainer Certificate
Certified in Low and High Ropes Group Facilitation
American Red Cross Training Instructor
National Archery in the School Program, Basic Archery Instructor-Trainer