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 therapeutic benefits of talk therapy combined with physical activity and time spent in natural settings. Individuals who engage in physical activity and time in nature report improvements in mood, clearer thinking, and increased creativity. Clients report that walk-and-talk is a full-body, multisensory experience that helps them feel better, think more clearly, embody and remember their therapeutic breakthroughs months or even years later. Clients report feeling like their conversation flows more easily while walking side-by-side with their therapist, and it is less intimidating than sitting face-to-face in an office setting.
If you believe you might benefit from talk therapy, or feel that an office is unappealing or maybe even intimidating, perhaps walk-and-talk therapy might be a better option for you!
**More therapists and clients are opting for walk-and-talk as a safer, in-person therapy option since the pandemic**
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!
- Individuals seeking an in-person alternative to office-based therapy.