Walk and Talk Therapy

Because many studies have shown the benefit of exercise and nature for mental health, I offer walk and talk therapy as an option in my practice. By walking outside during our sessions, we can incorporate nature and exercise directly into therapy. This can be helpful for those who want to be physically active and who find a natural environment supportive for the therapeutic process.

Walking sessions take place at an agreed upon trail or park. The purpose of walking therapy is not strenuous exercise. You will be encouraged to find a comfortable pace that will allow us to talk and reflect.

While physical activity and being outdoors has many health benefits, walk and talk therapy is not always appropriate. Sometimes people feel more comfortable meeting in a completely private setting, or find that sitting helps them focus inwardly more than walking. We can assess together what would be best for you at any given time. Walking and talking can be our primary way of meeting together or it can be something that we do when you find it helpful, to supplement our other meetings.

If you have any questions about walk and talk therapy, or want to explore it further, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.