Hal Tyler is the Clinical Supervisor for Blueprints for Recovery. Hal does individual and group psychotherapy with the clients at Blueprints, and is in charge of the outdoor component of the program. Hal takes clients rock climbing and hiking weekly (weather permitting) and takes clients on an extended trip monthly. Past trips have included canyoneering and hiking in southern Utah, camping and beach time in southern California, skiing in southern Colorado, and backpacking on the Lost Coast Trail on the Northern California Coast.
Hal's orientation in therapy for those suffering from addictions is rooted in his own recovery. Hal started his journey in sobriety in 2007, and a year later began working in therapy at Passages to Recovery, a 12-step based wilderness program for young men dealing with substance abuse issues.
Hal has a Master's degree in Counseling and Psychology and has completed the training to be a Board Certified Interventionist. He holds therapy licenses in the state of Arizona and Utah. He has completed the training for EMDR trauma therapy from EMDRIA. Hal has conducted research exploring the best treatment methods for substance abuse and addictions treatment. He has been asked to give presentations at addictions conferences. Hal works continually to expand his skills and knowledge through continuing education to build on his own life experience in recovery and better help his clients struggling with addictions.
After moving on from Passages to Recovery, he worked as therapist for Wingate Wilderness Therapy and specialized in addictions and substance abuse treatment for young adults. He helped start and run the clinical program for Freedom Recovery Center as the Assistant Clinical Director before joining the team at Blueprints for Recovery. He brings over 8 years of experience working in the field of addiction treatment and therapy to his important role at Blueprints for Recovery.