Individuals, Couples & Families

Nature Informed Psychotherapy

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What is Nature Informed Therapy?

Nature Informed Therapy offers a new and exciting way to explore the intersection of mental health and nature-based healing. It presents an inspiring and hope-filled worldview that meaningful engagement with the natural world can, and will, provide relief from anxiety, stress, and depression. 

This method of mental health counseling invites the natural world as a co-facilitator for well-being and overall healing. Taking therapy goals into an outdoor environment can augment and amplify the therapeutic process. 

Nature-informed therapy takes place in an outdoor setting, utilizing elements such as water and rocks and practical exercises to compliment one’s inner work. On occasion, it involves walking or hiking. It’s a post-modern, experiential approach that is influenced by positive psychology, mindfulness and solution-focused interventions. 

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Highlights of Nature Informed Therapy

  • Experience Nature's Role in Reducing Stress and Anxiety

  • Learn Tools and Strategies to Better Handle Stress

  • Understand the Importance of Listening to One's Own Needs and Bodily Signals

  • Implement Mindfulness Skills to Manage Internal Turmoil

  • Activities may include: Setting of Intention, Silent Mindfulness Hike, Letting Go Practice by the Water, Open Water Meditation, Therapeutic conversation to unpack insights, Nature Mandala, Fire & Tea Ceremony

Our Services

Meet Our Therapists


Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan

Program Director,
Nature Therapist, LCPC, Ph.D
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Bradford Drewniak

Nature Therapist, LCPC
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Kate Gerwin

Nature Therapist, LGPC

Zoe Jack

Nature Therapist, LMSW 

Phillip McKnight

Mindfulness Guide, Nature Coach