Current practices in relation to Covid-19:
Telehealth is always an option. (Telehealth means we meet via a HIPAA compliant video link or phone conversation. Working from a foundation of nature connection is still very much possible! For more on ecotherapy and telehealth, see this blog post.) We also have the option of meeting outdoors at a 6 foot distance.
Feel rooted even when the storms are blowing.
Our everyday lives are filled with distractions, worries, and ‘shoulds’. We are buried under so many layers of personal and cultural expectations it can feel like we’re suffocating. And that’s just the every day hard. Then there’s how it feels when the other life stuff happens–illness, relationship conflicts, death, life transitions. And we haven’t even talked about the whole global pandemic situation. It can all feel so overwhelming and lonely. Like life is living us–tumbling us down a rushing river in a boat without a paddle. Sometimes even without a boat.
What if instead of life living us, we lived our lives? What if no matter what winds and waters swirled and churned around us, we felt rooted and connected, like a tree on the bank of that rushing river? Imagine having roots pushing far and wide into the earth, steadying you from deep within when the rains and winds come and connecting you to an entire underground community. Imagine a solid trunk, that takes in the elements and moves gently with them, but doesn’t break. Imagine branches and leaves that reach always towards the light and growth.
Would we still feel the storms that come our way? Of course! But we could weather them without feeling adrift or suffocated or alone. No matter what happened around and within us, we could feel certain in our purpose and clear that we are still rooted and growing.
Probably none of us are aspiring to live life as a tree. But to live a life as grounded, connected, and growthful as a tree is something to strive for.
Counseling Services in Freeport, ME
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Individual Ecotherapy for Adults
Deeply connect to yourself and the world by working in reciprocal relationship with nature.
You’re not alone!
Reduce your loneliness and struggle while increasing understanding and connection.
A place to feel the love and the pain you have for the world.
Individual Ecotherapy for Teens
Ecotherapy with a lens specific to the experience and brain of adolescents
How It Works.
I know, this nature-based stuff is a little outside the box. Call me–we’ll start with a free 20-minute consultation to answer all your questions, especially how I can help.
If it seems like we’re a good fit, we’ll meet in person in my indoor office. As I understand more about your struggles, we’ll decide together if it makes sense to continue our work inside, move outside and/or if one of the groups I offer may be helpful for you.
We’ll start individual or group support in relationship with nature to help you feel more grounded, clear, and connected.
Experienced in working with nature, mindfulness, neuroscience, and other practices that support growth, I look forward to helping you discover new sources of well-being.
“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
-Ranier Maria Rilke
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I serve clients from Freeport, Brunswick, Topsham, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Portland, and more.
Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns, or to set up an appointment. I will get back to you within 24 hours. I look forward to hearing from you!