Integrative and Nature-Based Mental Health Care
Elizabeth Abrams, LMHC
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Nature Walk and Talk Therapy
Nature Walk and Talk Therapy is offered in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
How it works: you meet your counselor at a local trail and complete a standard therapy session while walking together outdoors. This includes walking at an easy pace to allow for conversation, and there are typically benches and stopping points along the way.
Before getting started with walk and talk, a regular teletherapy session is needed to assess whether walk and talk therapy is the right fit for a client’s needs, including confidentiality considerations (walking in a public place) and any health concerns.
Reach out for a consultation if you’d like to try nature walk and talk.
The natural world offers much in the way of healing, from a quieter place to reconnect with feelings, to a guide for experiencing the seasons of life, and a chance to observe and relate to wildlife, the landscape, and natural phenomena. Experiencing nature and exploring ways to care for nature can both be great sources of healing and meaning.
Nature walk and talk therapy is rooted in ecopsychology, an approach that combines ecology and psychology to consider how human wellbeing and the health of the natural world fit together. Whether during nature walk and talk or a virtual therapy session, clients are invited to explore and discuss their experiences with nature whenever it is meaningful for them to do so.
Read more about nature as a therapeutic partner.