Human. Nature. Healing.
nature is everywhere,
and nature is for everyone"
- Dr. Heid Schreiber-Pan
Founder, Center for Nature Informed Therapy
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 wellbeing by restoring the healthy relationship with nature, self, and others. Nature Informed Therapy looks for ways to integrate multiple healing properties of Nature into existing evidence-based modalities like CBT, DBT, and others. It tries to restore the healthy relationship between individuals and the natural world through multiple ways of interaction with nature including backpacking, hiking, walking and talking, nature-based mindfulness, horticulture, Nature arts and crafts, and nature retreats. The targeted application includes anxiety management, PTSD, stress reduction, burn-out, grief, ADHD, individual wellbeing, and life satisfaction.
Differences between Nature Informed Thera, Ecotherapy, Wilderness Therapy, and Forest Therapy
Locations & Partners
Acknowledgment of 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 the 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.
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.