Nature-based therapy, sometimes referred to as Ecotherapy, is a holistic approach that stems from the belief that human beings and our psyches are not separate from the natural world's processes and cycles—humans are a part of the great web of life, and when we ignore this aspect of ourselves, it can take a toll on our mental health and wellbeing. Our relationship with nature is often overlooked, which can directly impact how we show up in the world. A nature-based approach lends itself to the exploration of one's relationship to the natural world through a therapeutic lens, which can unveil power and strength within us that we thought were lost or unobtainable. A deeper connection to nature allows us to deepen into our sensory awareness and access stagnant and sometimes bottled up energy that needs to be moved or released in order to begin our unique healing processes. My role is to help you remember your roots so that you can show up authentically, powerfully, and congruently in the world.
While nature is inherently therapeutic, if you want to focus more on hard skills like identifying edible plants, or learning how to use a map and compass, that can be integrated into a session as well. Please see my Integration page for more information.
My practice is trauma informed, and I work with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and humans of all backgrounds.
I am committed to creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of the differences that clients bring into therapy. I do not discriminate on the bases of race, color, sexual orientation, national/ethnic origin, age, religion, creed, or with regard to the bases outlined in the Veterans Readjustment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.