Walk-and-talk therapy is a rapidly growing practice where therapist and client take sessions outside, off the therapy couch, and walk side-by-side in a more natural setting. Walk-and-talk therapists believe in the combined benefits of talk therapy combined with physical activity and nature exposure.
I have been practicing therapy since 2008 in a traditional office setting. A few years ago I happened upon an article describing the “walk and talk” therapy practice of Clay Cockrell, LCSW, in New York City’s Central Park. I knew right away that this was something I wanted to do. After returning to my “hometown” of Atlanta I realized the time and location were perfect. Sole to Soul Therapy, walk and talk therapy in Piedmont Park, was born.
If you believe you might benefit from talk therapy but find sitting face-to-face in an office unappealing or maybe even intimidating, perhaps walk-and-talk therapy might be a better option for you!
Who would benefit from Walk-and-Talk therapy?
- Individuals seeking therapy for any of the typical reasons they would seek out traditional talk therapy including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, school, work, or relationship issues, or stage of life issues (i.e., aging or “sandwich generation” issues).
- Individuals seeking to change behaviors related to physical health (i.e., diet, exercise).
- Individuals who find themselves “stuck in a rut” and are in need of change in most any area of life.
- Any individual wanting to live their best life!