Nature Therapy

Human Nature Wellness, LLC - Sabrina Merz, MS, LPCC

In order to enact social distancing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, I have made the decision to move all clients to online or telephone appointments for the foreseeable future. I have used secure video conferencing for therapy work for a couple of years already, and find most clients are making the transition easily. I may resume nature therapy appointments when it is safer to do so.

Please call or text if you would like to learn more or placed on an interest list.

Do you work a job that keeps you connected to your computer? Does it feel impossible to get your child to unplug and detach from screens? Today’s digital age leaves us disconnected from natural habitats. There is much research showing the restorative benefits of spending time in nature, but this is not always prioritized by our jobs or lifestyles. I am able to offer a variety of ways to incorporate nature into counseling working out of my Boulder counseling office in the foothills near Nederland. Nature therapy can help restore balance to your life.

Studies show that increasing your exposure to nature can increase mood, lower stress, and change your brain activity. Being in nature can help you calm your mind and increase your self esteem. Nature therapy can also be called Eco-Therapy and Wilderness Therapy, depending on what the work is focusing on. It works holistically with both mind and body, providing a container from which new types of exploration are possible. Through nature, you can use metaphor and experiencing to heal and more deeply understand yourself.

I offer counseling combined with time in nature to provide you with increased benefit from our work together. My Boulder counseling office is mainly used for talk therapy. The Nederland location on a horse farm also allows clients to participate in counseling outdoors and in equine therapy. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call or text to set up a time to chat about how we can work towards your goals.


“Nature is the one place where miracles not only happen, but they happen all the time”– Thomas Wolfe