Walk and Talk therapy is an embodiment and mindfulness practice that supports clients to be physically active while getting the benefits of psychotherapy. The benefits of walk and talk therapy include:
Walk and Talk therapy is available on Wednesday mornings at the Memorial Drive waterfront and Friday mornings at Kate Pace Way to Cranberry Road (off Lakeshore Drive). Walk and Talk Therapy will be offered year-round, subject to severe weather.
FAQ about Walk and Talk Therapy
Walk and Talk therapy is $165. There is free parking available at both walking sites. Therapist parking fees will not be charged to the client.
Any new clients must start with at least one in-office session or video session prior to beginning Walk and Talk Therapy. The initial session is so we have an appropriate setting to complete consent Forms, intake paperwork, and to get to know each other more. From there, we can further discuss Walk and Talk therapy, and if it would be a good fit from you. Walk and Talk therapy is not available for couples therapy.
Wednesday mornings from 9am to 1:00pm at Memorial Drive Waterfront
Friday mornings from 9am to 1:00pm at Kate Pace Way to Cranberry Road (off Lakeshore Drive)
Comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate to moving your body and to the weather. You may want to have sunglasses, head covering, light jacket, bug spray and sunscreen to your personal preferences.
Walk and Talk therapy will be offered year-round and under certain weather conditions. Walk and Talk therapy will continue with light rain/light snow. If there is a forecast for heavy rain, thunderstorms, or heavy snow, we will reschedule your appointment to an appropriate date and time. Spring, Summer and Fall walk and talk sessions with continue with temperatures between 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius. Winter walk and talk sessions with continue temperatures between 10 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius. Conditions of the trails will always be considered, and the route may be switched to the nearest safe roadway.
Yes! You can choose a hybrid approach to accessing therapy including walk and talk, in-person or virtual therapy; we will collaborate together to ensure the therapy setting works promotes your comfort, safety, and therapeutic goals.
It is understandable that confidentiality is a concern both for us and the clients we serve. In Walk and Talk Therapy, it is possible that others may overhear the conversation as they walk by or that there is the chance of seeing someone either of us knows on the trail. Prior to beginning Walk and Talk Therapy, we will take time in-office to review a consent form tailored to these confidentiality issues and discuss your options. We may agree to limit our conversation when in earshot of another person, and we will make an agreement as to how we will handle the potential situation of running into someone you may know. We may also discuss whether there are certain issues you prefer not to discuss at Walk and Talk therapy, instead opting to discuss those issues in other therapeutic settings. The goal for therapy is your comfort and safety regardless of where we meet for therapy.
While movement may be a benefit to clients physically, the focus is not about exercise. Prior to engaging in Walk and Talk Therapy, clients will be in good physical condition and do not suffer from any known disability or condition which would prevent or limit their participation in Walk and Talk Therapy.
Although this is not exercise or workout training, Walk and Talk therapy may involve strenuous physical activity including, but not limited to, light cardiovascular activity. Aside from the limits to confidentiality outlined above, outdoor environments also contain a variety of hazards which include traffic, insects, and slippery walking surfaces.
Clients will take full responsibility for their medical and physical well-being during each session.