Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy,
reconnects people to nature to promote whole-person healing and increase therapy benefits between sessions.
Rather than isolating our human experiences from our physical bodies, ecotherapy reconnects us to the natural world where we belong.
We provide nature-based therapy in Santa Barbara for anxiety, depression, life changes, and more.
Outdoor therapy in Santa Barbara for children and teens works!
Using elements of adventure therapy and wilderness therapy, we keep kids safe and engaged in their therapy.
Therapy outside is dynamic and catalyzing.
Nature therapy in Santa Barbara can change your life!
HONORING THE FIRST PEOPLE
Santa Barbara Ecotherapy is rooted in the unceded ancestral lands of the Barbareno Chumash, on the central coast of California.
We honor, respect, and give thanks for the land itself and for the Chumash people of today, their ancestors, the generations to come.
In gratitude, Santa Barbara Ecotherapy donates to Chumash causes.
Please consider deepening your understanding of the land where you live, the people of that land, their history, and the relationship between humankind and the natural world of which you are part.
This connection helps us heal.
I provide clinical psychotherapy rooted in ecotherapy, sometimes known as nature therapy. Whether in socially-distanced outdoor sessions in Santa Barbara or in telehealth sessions across the state of California, my style is active and experiential.
All forms of Ecotherapy can be integrated into Clinical psychotherapy with the proper training, education, and experience.
Santa Barbara Ecotherapy provides this integrated experience.
Ecotherapy can take a variety of forms. Some that stand alone from the practice of psychotherapy include
• forest bathing (shinrin-yoku)
• animal-assisted therapy
• garden therapy
• horticultural therapy
• community gardening/farming
• guided hiking
• nature walks
• naturalist studies
• land stewardship and conservation
• bird watching and bird language study
• nature-based art therapy
• wilderness therapy
• adventure therapy
• park prescriptions
• healthy people, healthy trails
• outdoor meditation, exercise, and yoga
• environmental activism
The Best Ever
Sierra is the best therapist I have ever worked with. She is amazing, and her vibes are far out.