Study after study has shown the benefits of walking in nature. Even The New York Times highlighted this and the physical effects on your brain from just spending some time (even 30 minutes) in nature. Walking can help relieve stress, lower levels of depression and improve physical fitness and overall health. But I know that sometimes (especially when the weather is not ideal), getting up and out of the house can be challenge enough. As an add-on to your coaching and/or psychotherapy sessions, I offer this non-traditional service to improve health and wellness (both physical and mental). We will meet at the Grand Army Plaza or LakeSide entrances to Prospect Park and will, quite literally, take a walk in the park. Clearly, confidentiality cannot be 100% ensured in a public setting but the time walking can be spent, at your discretion, as you would spend your typical coaching or psychotherapy session. I offer 3 different routes, and these may be adjusted at the last minute (depending on our particular pace for that day’s walk). The full inner loop (3.36 miles) will take approximately 65 minutes, upper loop (grand army plaza to center drive, 2.44 miles) will take approximately 45 minutes. The lower loop (Lakeside to center drive, 2.06 miles) will take approximately 40 minutes.
Please see Fees section and FAQ's for more information about walking session fees, cancelation policies, and what to do in bad weather. An additional waiver is required to be signed before your first walking session. A minimum of 3 psychotherapy and/or coaching sessions must be attended before booking your first walk. All walks take place in the morning/daytime hours; available days and times are based on therapist's availability and may change weekly.