I practice solution focused therapy with a focus on identifying and addressing practical goals that have meaning to the client. I approach counseling as a collaborative process between myself and my client. I believe each person has the capacity to make changes and that many people are just lacking the specific skills or supports necessary to make significant change.
I believe that God has placed within each of us strengths, abilities and desires. When we feel alive, deeply connected with our true selves, and calm in our spirit, this is an indication that we are living out our life’s purpose. When we feel stressed, constantly tired, or consumed with worry, this is a signal that our lives are not in balance. Balance and purpose are the cornerstones of a fulfilled life- whether at work, at home, or within the community.
In my ecotherapy work, I introduce clients to the concept of nature as part of the healing process. By connecting with elements of nature, I help clients focus on what is good and healthy in their lives, and find solutions that are grounded in their strengths, rather than focusing on their weaknesses. This nature-focused approach draws on mindfulness and cognitive behavioral elements.
I am in-network for most major insurance plans, including Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Humana, Magellan, Medicare, PHCS, TriCare, United HealthCare, and ValueOptions. I am also a provider for a number of EAP's (Employee Assistance Programs).
My rate is $120 for the initial session and $100 for sessions thereafter. For self pay clients- inquire about my discount if paying by cash or check (vs. credit card). Sessions last between 50-55 minutes. Limited openings at this time.
Nature-Based Therapy – also called EcoTherapy- is all about incorporating nature in the therapeutic process and feeling better for it! More and more research is linking the positive benefits of being in nature-- including reducing depression and improving physical health. Natural environments are more likely to promote positive emotions, and viewing and walking in nature have been associated with heightened physical and mental energy.
Participating in Nature-Based Therapy brings you closer to the natural world and teaches you how to gain ongoing benefit from the natural environment around you.
You don’t have to be a nature lover to benefit from EcoTherapy. All that is required is an open mind and curiosity to learn. Nature-Based Therapy introduces ideas that can promote relaxation, decrease anxiousness and worry, and increase a person’s sense of peace and calm.
Are you interested in discovering what you can gain from this experience yourself?
A typical session lasts 55 minutes and takes place in a local green space. Some sessions may be primarily sitting and still, while other times we may choose to wander and walk during the session.
Cost per session is $70 with an additional $5 fee if paying with credit card (rather than cash/check). Self-pay only.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 PM
FLAT ROCK CEDAR GLADES STATE NATURAL AREA
2423 FACTORY RD, MURFREEBSORO
Winter brings stillness and quietness to the landscape. The shorter days and cold temperatures cause even nature to slow down. In this stillness we can learn ways to quiet our own minds, and practice the opportunity to slow ourselves down.
Many of us know at some level that we feel better when we are outside. If asked to imagine yourself in a peaceful place- do you picture yourself at the beach? -maybe in the mountains? -perhaps at the lake? Intrinsically, we know nature is good for us.
This walk will give you the opportunity to pause and reconnect, as we tune in to the sounds and experiences of nature and tune out to the busyness around us.
Discover what's waiting for you!