Adventure therapy is an intervention that can be used to help engage individuals who are often averse to traditional talk therapy. In adventure therapy, adventure activities are used by mental health professionals to help engage individuals both physically and emotionally during sessions. It integrates traditional therapies, yet differs from traditional therapy, in that it focuses on the environment and the use of eustress to create novel experiences to help promote change.
Activities such as hiking, geocaching, rock climbing, archery, camping, kayaking/canoeing, low and high ropes courses, and primitive fire building all provide an opportunity for individuals to have fun, become connected with nature, and work toward making positive changes in their lives.
I offer individual, group, couples and family therapy adventure interventions. The length of time and cost is dependent on the activity and amount of time invested in participating in the activity. It can be anywhere from 1 hour to 48 hours.