What is Nature Informed Therapy?
Nature Informed Therapy is a therapeutic approach that integrates the healing elements of nature into established, evidence-based treatment modalities. In many ways, Nature Informed Therapy is very similar to Ecotherapy. It seeks to improve awareness of the impact the disconnect from nature has on the mental health of human beings and improves mental health and well-being by restoring the healthy relationship with nature, self, and others.
nature is everywhere,
and nature is for everyone"
- Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan
Founder, Center for Nature Informed Therapy
Locations & Partners
We acknowledge our Privilege as Benefactors of the colonialization of the U.S. we Acknowledge our Social Location and Privilege.
We recognize that we live, work and play on the traditional lands of the Piscataway, Nanticoke, and Susquehannock. It is important for us to honor this reality.
We recognize that the Western nature and mindfulness practices we offer have origins in North American and Asian traditional practices. We commit to honoring the wisdom, resilience, and guidance of these communities and of people most impacted by systems of oppression.
Nature Programs & Events
Give the Gift of Nature
Our nature therapy retreats, groups, and trips in Towson, Monkton, and Owings Mills are not covered by insurance. To provide access to anyone in our community who desires to explore peace through nature, please consider donating to our Nature Scholarship Fund.
Walking for 12 minutes is better than 12 hours of a TV show or desktop game. Nature deprivation is harmful, so go out and connect with nature. Nature offers a natural solution to depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems.
Receive the Gift of Nature
Unplug And Connect With Nature
Unplug from technology and devote more time to your self-awareness and mindfulness with our Nature-based therapy. By taking a walk, going on a hiking adventure, or spending time in a lush green space, you are reducing your sympathetic nervous system's stress response and helping your autonomic system regain balance.
We believe in the universal benefit of cultivating a healing reconnection with the natural world. To apply for a scholarship to any of our programs, please access the scholarship application by clicking the icon.
Center for Nature Informed Therapy
1010 Dulaney Valley Rd,
Towson, MD 21204