Co-founders Deborah Wilk and Jessica Volpentesta


Mindful in the Wild Founders

Deborah and Jessica created Mindful in the Wild in the Spring of 2017.  Deborah Wilk is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Jessica Volpentesta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed School Counselor.  Ecotherapy and Nature-based work is a large part of the work they do with clients.  Both Both Deborah and Jessica are in private practice in Redmond. 

Members of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

As ecotherapists, we utilize nature as an ally in our work. Various techniques from Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) along with Mindfulness Meditation practices form the foundation for our Mindful in the Wild sessions, classes and retreats. 

Our Mindful in the Wild office

Our office is located at 16307 NE 83rd St, Suite 207, Redmond, WA 98052. 

Mindful in the Wild sessions can take place in various parks, trails and other wild places around the Puget Sound area. 

The latest member of the Mindful in the Wild team


Jessica Hancock

Jessica Hancock, MS, ND, is a naturopathic physician who utilizes mindfulness in her private practice in Shoreline, Maple Leaf Naturopathy. As a former forest ecologist, she also loves connecting patients to the healing benefits of nature.  We are excited to have her on the team!