Ecotherapy

Are you looking for a holistic and sustainable way to deepen your connection with yourself and the natural world? Do you love how you feel when you are in and around nature and want to learn more about the world and yourself at the same time while working on your personal goals? Ecopsychology is a field that explores and strengthens the synergistic relationship between the human experience and the natural world, and the practical elements of Ecotherapy is one of the ways this philosophy can be intentionally interwoven into our lives. Ecotherapy seeks to not only increase the wellness of the individual and community, but to also work on nurturing and healing our planet as well.

As a life-long lover of nature, I have been intuitively incorporating these elements into my personal and professional work throughout my life. Upon finding out that there was a name, theory, and practice for this passion, I was beyond excited. I was ignited! While studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling I was able to simultaneously and collaboratively earn a certificate and specialization in Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy. It has been illuminating and wildly inspiring to watch these two practices merge as one. 

Ecotherapy can be incorporated into any lifestyle or comfort level with nature. It can be practiced inside the comfort of your own home, out in the wilderness, and everywhere between. We will work with where you are at (both in terms of physical location and internal state), and move in a direction of supportive growth and expansion to meet your personal goals.

As an Audubon Master Naturalist I weave in a profound respect, reverence, and continued development of understanding the ecology of nature into the Ecotherapy approaches I use. I am committed to always staying in a place of wonder and inquiry in the natural world while always deepening my knowledge and understanding of the planet that so beautifully nourishes and sustains us.

Working with plants is one of the many ways we can consciously engage in Ecotherapy and reciprocity with the natural world.  Photo by Ronan Harvey www.elementalism.net

Working with plants is one of the many ways we can consciously engage in Ecotherapy and reciprocity with the natural world.

Photo by Ronan Harvey www.elementalism.net

If you ever find yourself empty from something you cannot know or name, find a stretch of ocean, a field, or a mountainside, or even clouds or trees. Because there are 1000 simple ways to fill your tired soul so you can remember how to be, how to see, and most importantly, how to breath. 
- Victoria Erickson

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