PlI am currently offering a combination of teletherapy and walk and talk therapy.
There are many therapeutic benefits to walk and talk sessions:
Some people find it easier to open up and talk about problems
Children and teens often talk more and feel more comfortable than sitting still for long periods of time
Movement can help process feelings and thoughts
Release of natural endorphins
Easier to access mindfulness
"Moving forward," and "Leaving behind."
Holistic and spiritual
Nature is ever changing
Relaxes the mind
These services can be combined. Walk and talk sessions can not be scheduled on a weekly basis, but will be scheduled intermittently. You may choose to engage in only teletherapy, but have the option to include walk and talk. Walk and talk will be discussed and scheduled ahead of time. Walk and talk sessions may be cancelled due to weather, illness, or other reasons, in which case the session will then be conducted via teletherapy. There is a separate consent form that will need to be signed prior to walk and talk sessions. We will walk as slowly or quickly as you like; some people even prefer to jog/run (I have run half marathons/marathon, so I have to problem with running, if you wish; these will be planned ahead of time); please note that I am not an exercise coach or running coach, I will only be practicing within the scope of my professional license. We can even sit on a bench, if you prefer. Walk and talks can be done in ANY weather providing you dress and plan accordingly; however, some people may prefer to not utilize walk and talk during certain seasons for their own reasons, in these cases sessions will be via teletherapy.
Please note that, during COVID, all CDC guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing must be practiced during walk and talk sessions.