My name is Ariella Hubbard.
While I spent my childhood living below the poverty level, I was fortunate to have access to nature as a sanctuary and place of solitude away from the chaos. I didn’t have the language for it then, but I knew that being outside was a necessity for me. My life has gone in many directions, and all of them have led me back to nature and wanting to share it with others with more depth and grace.
It is not only that nature is healing, but our detachment and separateness from nature is harmful. How we interact with nature is a mirror of how we treat ourselves and each other. I strongly believe that our emotional, physical, and spiritual turbulences are linked to our disconnection from the natural world. I am so grateful that I have found my way into a field where I can help create more accessibility and connection to the natural world so that healing can take place in all of its forms.
I will complete my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a focus in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University in May of 2021. I am currently registered as an Unlicensed Psychotherapist which is regulated by the Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists. You can refer to DORA for my credentials.
I will be interning for the Mariposa Center for Infant, Child, and Family Enrichment , as well as the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies for the 2020-2021 academic year.
While I am still a student and learning deeply, my goal as a nature guide and therapist is to meet you where you are at with compassion and curiosity. You are your own source of healing, and it is my desire to help guide you to the source within yourself to heal.