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Walk and Talk Therapy

Fresh Air. Fresh Mind.

Step outside the traditional office setting and embark on a journey of self-discovery with Walk-and-Talk Therapy in Westchester, NY

Benefits of Walk and Talk Therapy

Unlocking Physical Health Benefits Through Movement Therapy

Experience therapy on the move as a boost for both mind and mood! Research reveals that exercise triggers the release of endorphins, those feel-good neurotransmitters that lift your spirits.

Enhance Memory and Mental Clarity with Nature Walks

Give your brain a rejuvenating breath of fresh air. Studies show that nature walks can sharpen short-term memory and reduce overthinking, offering your mind a serene sanctuary.

Depression-Alleviating Movement

Engage in therapeutic movement to uplift your spirits. Walk and talk therapy provides an opportunity for physical activity, triggering the release of endorphins that can help alleviate symptoms of depression and enhance overall mood.

Promote Open Communication in a Relaxed Setting

Walking side by side isn't just a leisurely stroll—it's a powerful tool for breaking down barriers. Research shows that this approach creates a relaxed atmosphere, making it easier for you to open up and share your inner thoughts.

ADHD Support Through Dynamic Walking Therapy

Utilize movement as a tool to enhance focus and attention. Walk and talk therapy offers a dynamic setting that can aid individuals with ADHD in maintaining concentration and staying present during sessions.

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How it Works

Walk-and-Talk Therapy at Rye Nature Preserve

Step 1: Initial Consultation

Start with a personalized consultation, either in-person or virtually. We'll discuss your needs, concerns, and goals to see if Walk-and-Talk Therapy at Rye Nature Preserve is right for you!

Step 2: Nature's Healing

Experience the tranquility of Rye Nature Preserve, our therapeutic setting. Surrounded by nature's beauty, it's perfect for those dealing with ADHD or depression. Note: No pets allowed due to preserve regulations.

Step 3: Your Pace, Your Choice

In our sessions at Rye Nature Preserve, you lead the way. With my knowledge of the trails, we'll explore paths lasting no longer than 25 minutes. Sessions are 45 minutes in total, giving you the choice to walk or sit for a chat. It's all about your comfort and exploration.

Step 4: Convenience and Flexibility

Just a quick 3-minute drive from my office, Rye Nature Preserve offers convenience and accessibility. If the weather isn't cooperating, we'll seamlessly transition indoors with options like a walking pad to keep your therapy journey on track.

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How is it different from regular therapy?

For ADHD Symptoms:
  • Focused Movement: Incorporating movement into therapy helps manage hyperactivity symptoms and enhances focus on thoughts.

  • Enhanced Concentration: Engaging in physical activity during sessions allows individuals to channel excess energy, promoting improved concentration and attention.

For Depressive Symptoms:
  • Behavior Activation: When you're feeling down, it's tough to get motivated to do things you enjoy. Sometimes, you have to "fake it till you make it" – meaning, you start doing those activities even if you don't feel like it at first.

  • Dopamine Boost: Being in nature during our sessions helps jumpstart this process. Walking boosts dopamine levels, which can help fight depression and make it easier to engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment.

Additional Benefits:
  • Enhanced Creativity: Engaging in physical movement, whether outdoors or on a walking pad, can stimulate creativity and problem-solving abilities.

  • Stress Reduction: Movement-based therapy promotes relaxation and reduces stress, allowing for a more open and productive therapeutic experience.

  • Improved Physical Health: Regular physical activity, even in the form of walking during therapy sessions, contributes to overall physical health and well-being

Ways It's Different Than Traditional Therapy:
  • Dynamic Environment: Walk and talk therapy occurs outdoors or on a walking pad in the office, providing a refreshing departure from traditional office settings.

  • Emphasis on Movement: Movement is central to the therapeutic process, whether outdoors or indoors, fostering a stronger mind-body connection and holistic healing.

  • Flexibility and Accessibility: Walk and talk therapy offers session flexibility, accommodating outdoor nature sessions or indoor walking pad sessions, making therapy accessible to diverse needs and preferences.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Your privacy and confidentiality are my utmost priorities, especially during our Walk and Talk Therapy!

Here's how I ensure a secure and comfortable therapeutic experience:

Outdoor Confidentiality:


Thoughtful Location: I've chosen the serene Rye Nature Preserve, offering secluded spots to ensure our conversations remain private and confidential.


Respectful Distances: I maintain a respectful distance from others on our chosen paths, allowing you to freely express yourself without concern for eavesdropping. 


Tailored to You: Walk and Talk Therapy revolves around your needs. If privacy concerns arise, I'm flexible and can explore alternative paths or locations with sensitivity.


Adaptability and Sensitivity:


Tailored to You: Walk and Talk Therapy revolves around your needs. If privacy concerns arise, I'm flexible and can explore alternative paths or locations with sensitivity.


Secure Options: In addition to outdoor sessions, I offer secure virtual and in-office therapy sessions for those seeking added privacy and comfort.


Your confidentiality and comfort are my top priorities, and I'm dedicated to fostering a safe and supportive environment for our therapeutic journey together.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if it rains during a scheduled outdoor session?​

No need to worry! If the weather isn't ideal, we've got options. My office is just a quick 3-minute drive away, so we can easily transition there for our session or connect virtually from the comfort of your own space.


If you're really craving the walking experience despite the weather, I've got you covered. I have a walking pad available in the office so we can still incorporate movement into our session indoors. Your comfort and flexibility are always a priority.

Can I bring my dog to the session?

Pets aren't allowed at the Rye Nature Preserve, our exclusive location. However, if you have an alternative route in mind where you'd like to include your furry friend, I'm always open to learning about it and accommodating if it's not too far away!

How will our first session take place?

For our initial meeting, we have a couple of options. We can either connect via telehealth from the comfort of your own space or meet in person at my office in Rye. This allows us to establish a strong foundation for our therapeutic journey together before transitioning to our outdoor sessions.

Is Walk and Talk Therapy suitable for everyone?

While Walk and Talk Therapy is a wonderfully inclusive approach, it may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with specific physical limitations. If you have concerns about physical limitations impacting your ability to participate, let's discuss your situation. Your safety and well-being are my top priorities, and we'll work together to find the best therapeutic approach for you.

What should I wear for a Walk and Talk Therapy session?

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Whether it's sunshine or a light drizzle, I want you to feel relaxed and at ease during our session. Comfort is key to a successful therapeutic experience!

Can I do couples therapy or hypnotherapy on a walk?

Unfortunately, no. Walk and Talk Therapy is specifically designed for one-on-one sessions.

Have more questions, or are you ready to embark on our transformative journey? Reach out, and I'll be delighted to guide you through the details of Walk and Talk Therapy!

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When you're ready

I am here

Currently accepting clients in: 
Rye, New York, and Virtually

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