About the Program
This program is a four-week course that integrates nature connection with mindfulness and other resiliency practices to assist participants with the stress of navigating the teenage years. The course is led by a team of licensed therapists. The program includes mindfulness and breathing techniques, psychoeducation about the above topics, therapeutic group conversations, information about stress and stress reactions, a healthy lifestyle, as well as nature’s role in health and stress reduction. Participants report leaving the course with a newfound appreciation for the healing capacity of nature in addition to having better tools to manage mental health challenges.
Catherine Kioi, LCPC
Catherine Kioi is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), who earned her master’s degree in
Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland. Cathy loves working with children, teenagers
and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, school problems, life
transitions and stress. She is a certified Nature Informed Therapist, who enjoys taking clients to local
parks to introduce them to the wonderful gifts nature has to offer us.
Gina Strauss, LGPC
For over 25 years, Gina has worked as an advisor, counselor and teacher in a variety of educational settings with children, adolescents, and adults. In her personal and professional experience, she has developed a deep reverence for the internal wisdom that we each possess and for the ways in which nature connects us both to ourselves and to the greater community of life. Her desire is to support you in accessing that inner knowing while also sharing powerful and practical tools for transformation.