Q&A with Bridget Camacho Clinical Director of The Foothills

Bridget Camacho is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in adolescent and family treatment, experiential therapy, and animal assisted interventions. She received her master’s in social work and her Animal Assisted Social Work Certificate from the University of Denver. Throughout her professional career, Bridget has focused on mental health and how experiential therapy and animal assisted therapy can facilitate physical, emotional, and mental healing. She believes in the importance of relationships in the healing process and understands how the relationships individuals have with people, animals and nature can help them heal and grow into the people they are meant to be. Bridget has worked with adolescents and families throughout her career as a residential therapist, family therapist, IOP program manager at a program for teens and families, and as a program director at a therapeutic boarding school. Bridget recently joined The Foothills team and was warmly welcomed, 

“Bridget comes to Foothills with a wealth of knowledge and experience working with young people in residential care,” says Kurt Arsenault, LCSW, Executive Director. “Her dedication to ensuring the highest level of client care and expertise in the field have been a welcome addition to the Foothills team. ”She enjoys working with youth and families to help them build self-confidence, strengthen their relationships, and find their paths in life.”

When not working, Bridget spends much of her time reading, writing, being outdoors, and spending time with her dog and two cats.


Q. Where did you grow up?
A. I grew up mostly in Atlanta, GA, but I moved around a lot and lived in Florida, Arkansas, and the UK.

Q. From what school or teacher did you learn the most?
A. My high school history teacher.

Q. If you had an extra million dollars, which charity would you donate it to?
A. Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

Q. Who is your favorite poet?
A. Maya Angelou

Q. Do you believe in God or a Higher Power?
A. Yes. My belief in a higher power helps me to stay grounded and provides me with perspective.

Q. What book(s) have you read more than once?
A. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Q. Have you started any new projects because of the quarantine?
A. Crocheting and knitting blankets

Q. If you ever retire would you prefer to live by the ocean, lake, river, mountaintop or penthouse?
A. The Colorado mountains by a river.

Q. Who has had the biggest influence on you throughout your life?
A. My mom

Q. What books are you reading now?
A. Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh

Q. What is your FAVORITE Radio show, news show, podcast?
A. Armchair Expert

Q. What is your FAVORITE APP?
A. My Kindle App

Q. Which film have you watched the most?
A. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Q. Who is your FAVORITE Director?
A. Peter Jackson

Q. Who is your favorite sober celebrity?
A. Dax Shepard

Q. What/Who is your FAVORITE Band/composer/musical artist?
A. Tom Petty

Q. What is your FAVORITE Broadway musical/play?
A. Wicked

Q. What is your FAVORITE City?
A. Edinburgh

Q. What is your FAVORITE Museum?
A. The British Museum in London

Q. What is your FAVORITE Restaurant?
A. I do not have a favorite restaurant but if I did it would definitely be a Thai food restaurant.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
A. Anything in life worth having, you have to fight for.