Come Wander With Us

The Mindful in the wild team


Co -Founders Jessica Volpentesta and Deborah Wilk

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 Deborah and Jessica are in private practice in Redmond. 


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.  Jessica joined us in the summer of 2018 and we are excited to have her on the team! 

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 Mindful in the Wild office is located at 16307 NE 83rd St, STE 207, Redmond, WA 98052. Mindful in the Wild classes, retreats and personal sessions are offered all over the Puget Sound area.