Understanding the value of ecotherapy

My private practice is called Northwest Ecotherapy, and I’m often asked “So what IS ecotherapy?” 

Ecotherapy is a nature-based therapeutic method that enlarges the traditional scope of treatment to include the human-nature relationship. Ecotherapy employs the practices and principles of Ecopsychology – a specialized field of psychology — which recognizes that our inner world and the outer world are deeply connected. For hundreds of thousands of years, our species came of age interacting with nature that has shaped the human psyche and nurtured our existence. But with an increasingly urban and technological society . . .