Welcome to Ecotherapy! When feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges I have always found myself turning to the serenity of nature to soothe my nerves. In 2020 I became a certified Ecotherapist, trained in offering nature-based individual counseling to my clients who are seeking sessions for mental health and wellbeing.
What is an Ecotherapist and Ecotherapy? An eco-therapist is trained to address climate anxiety and general mental health challenges that engage a client in a reciprocal relationship with nature. Typically an Ecotherapist is a licensed professional counselor. Ecotherapy is a practice that taps into nature's innate healing properties as a resource for one's own healing. I am only a guide, helping a person to reconnect with the natural world. Seeing oneself as inseparable from nature can be soothing and empowering, the feeling of aloneness in this world decreases. Often the roots of our compromised mental health can be traced to feeling isolated, not feeling connected to others in a meaningful way. By connecting deeply with nature, our world is automatically expanded! Nature, including our pets, can be a safe haven for our fragile psyche, free from judgement and criticism. The natural world can be the bridge that brings us back into feeling worthy and belonging.
There are numerous wellness benefits from nature:
decrease in anxiety symptoms
decrease in depressive symptoms
decrease in anger, resentment, guilt, fear, shame
increase in ability to focus
increase in joy, contentment and vitality
increase connection to nature and others
Outdoors sessions are offered throughout the year. An outdoor session may be sitting by the lake, wooded area or putting our feet in the river. For inclement weather indoor and zoom sessions are available.
To see if WETS is a good fit for you, email or call Anne at email@example.com or call/text (262) 586-9779
Local Park Locations
Estabrook Park - Hubbard Park - Atwater Park - Lake Park - Gordon Park - Big Bay Park - Riverside Park - Pleasant Valley Park - Big Bay Park - Kletzsch Park - Klode Park - Bradford beach water front area - other location under a 10 min drive from office.