There’s lot of evidence that Walk and Talk Therapy is beneficial for mental health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8892051/ People have found that it is especially great at reducing anxiety, stress and burnout. We are always recommending getting outside, getting natural light in our eyes and breathing fresh air. It has been known to help gain better perspective. I think it’s because when we see the lake and the sky we see that there is so much more to life and the world than whatever is spinning in our anxious minds. For my clients who can get there, healing in nature in the city is a wonderful thing.
Clients who have participated in Walk and Talk Therapy often says things like, “Being outside seems to open up something in me that being in the office just can’t.” Clients tell me that walking side by side is also helpful and empowering in a different way than sitting across from each other.
How Does Walk and Talk Therapy Work?
Have at least a first session and discuss if it’s right for you.
Sign a Walk and Talk Therapy consent form that acknowledges your physical mobility is up to it and that you understand that we will be in public spaces and so it may be necessary to stop certain discussions if we are surrounded by people in earshot. Your confidentiality is important whether we are in an office, telehealth or walking along the lakefront trail.