I support individuals, couples, and families through nature-based psychotherapy sessions conducted outside. My work includes an integrated mind-body approach to help resolve a variety of questions, dilemmas, and life difficulties. My goal is to help you work towards a place where you can function as your best self; feeling connected, engaged, and passionate about your life.
I conduct sessions in 3-hour segments outdoors, within easy driving distance to Boulder. Prior to each session, I will guide you in setting an intention for our time together on the land. During sessions, we will work towards this intention by using modalities derived from my years of experience in both office and wilderness settings.
Why Nature-Based Psychotherapy?
Nature, and the outdoors, is an ideal facilitator for guiding us through our most difficult challenges in life. When we can connect with the land, we can connect more deeply with ourselves and with each other. This connection, in turn, provides us with clarity and direction for our next step forward. The space and rhythm of nature provides an ideal container for us to re-engage with parts of ourselves that may need attention. We can find what’s important, what’s been missing, and maybe who we truly are.
What Do Nature-Based Psychotherapy Sessions Look Like?
Three-hour sessions allow for the time and space to deepen into your intention and your questions. During this time we will do a variety of things, including walking or hiking, sitting, talking, and exercises or rituals designed to guide you in your internal journey.
What About the Weather?
We will meet during all four seasons, weather permitting. Rain, snow storms, and temperatures below 30 degrees will be cause for meeting inside.
How Often Should We Meet?
Because I conduct sessions in 3-hour segments, meeting once or twice a month may be more feasible for most people.
We all arrive at the question of whether or not to seek help from different experiences; sometimes from a devastating loss, a relationship that has ended, or because of a re-emerging pattern in our lives that we can no longer ignore. There are often many signs at these crisis points telling us that some help is necessary: confusion, worry that nothing can ever be different, even a sense of nihilism about life. For those of us who are stoic, getting help is the last option. I was once this person, but I finally got the help I needed and am forever grateful. I went into this line of work because I wanted to give back, and I wanted other people to know that life can get better.
If you’re wondering what could ever change to make things better, it might take a little leap of faith right now to trust that change is possible. If you’re willing, and ready, to take this leap now, I offer a free half-hour consult to help you determine if this is the right step forward.
These are some of the things I work with people through: