Therapists Trade the Couch for the Great Outdoors

February 05, 2024

It was the perfect location to teach Ms. Oppenheimer therapeutic techniques that make use of the natural world. Next they would arrange items that Ms. Oppenheimer found on the ground, each symbolizing the complex feelings that stemmed from mourning her grandmother. Dr. Schreiber-Pan is one of a growing number of therapists who are taking their therapy sessions outdoors and, in some cases, training other counselors to do the same. “They have a purpose, you know, just like winter has to happen for us to enjoy spring,” Dr. Schreiber-Pan said. “It’s very easy to just relax and talk about things.”The post Therapists Trade the Couch for the Great Outdoors appeared first on New York Times.