Tom Parisella

Residential Counselor

Graphic Artist, Risk Reduction Interventionist, Web Designer, IT and Software Support Specialist, Photographer and Editor.  Among other things, Tom’s many talents and years of work experience make him a perfect match for Mountain Valley and a wonderful role-model and mentor for our residents.  A graduate of Ashford University with a Bachelors Degree in Complementary and Alternative Health, Tom most recently worked at Phoenix House in Newport, VT.  He felt he was successful in connecting with the residents there because he, “was able to communicate with the group members in a non-judgmental way that was able to make them comfortable enough to open up and share their personal experiences with the group members with honesty, and to exhibit the beginning stages of the acceptance to the possibility of change.”  Tom loves the adventure opportunities offered to the Mountain Valley residents, and is a skilled and experienced outdoorsman.