Ecotherapy is an area of study and practice that explores the human-nature relationship and reconnects us to the natural world in reciprocity, where we belong.

Rather than isolating our human experiences from our physical bodies, ecotherapy reconnects us to the natural world where we belong.

This connection helps us heal.


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, and the generations to come.

Thus, Santa Barbara Ecotherapy gives
a portion of its proceeds 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.

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This connection helps us heal.

About me

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.

My orientation is feminist, anti-racist, client-centered, and integrative, and is focused on helping each client empower themselves to fully own their lives. 
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All forms of  Ecotherapy can be integrated into Clinical psychotherapy with the proper training, education, and experience.

Santa Barbara Ecotherapy provides this integrated experience.

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About Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy can take a variety of forms.

Some that can stand alone from the practice of psychotherapy include:

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• forest bathing, also known as shinrin-yoku
• animal-assisted therapy
• garden therapy
• permaculture
• 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

About Ecotherapy

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
• permaculture
• 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

Empathetic & Informed

My experience with Sierra was amazing. I can't believe I am finally finding relief from my neuroses after empathetic ecotherapy...and long walks on the beach!

Jenn, Former Client

The Best Ever

Sierra is the best therapist I have ever worked with. She is amazing, and her vibes are far out.

Bob Marley, Former Client
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