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Rachelle Dixon - Amazon Grove | About (Out-of-network) 

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Maria F. Smith, she/her, Inclusive Therapy (Out of network)

Jenn Freddette, she/her- Therapy For Thinkers (Out of network)

Kimberly Perlin, she/her- Towson Therapy | Kimberly Perlin, LCSW-C | Towson, MD (Out of network)

Stephanie Olarte, she/her Therapy for angry kids and the people who Raise them (Out of network)

Anchored Hope Therapy - Therapy & Counseling in Maryland | Anchored Hope Therapy (Accepts BCBS Insurance)

Honey Bee Wellness -Home » HoneyB Wellness » Therapy in Baltimore, MD (Accepts BCBS & Cigna)

Jess Romeo, he/they- Integra Mental Health (Out of network)

Janine Michaelson, (she/her) Integra Mental Health (Out of network)

Nancy Wheeler, she/her- Nancy C. Wheeler, M.D., P.A. | P s y c h i a t r i s t (nancywheelermd.com) (Out of network)

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conversations, articles and courses

I have contributed to dedicated to decolonizing the field of Ecotherapy on other platforms.

Elle Magazine:

I currently collaborate with Pheonix Smith (pronouns: she/they), the creator of the Alliance for Social Justice and Ecotherapy to teach my model, Decolonizing Ecotherapy©, a Trauma-Informed Therapy Model for Ecotherapists, as part of the Liberation Ecotherapy Certification Course at the ASJE.

Tavis Smiley Podcast

Laura Marques Brown - an Ecotherapist who is dedicated to addressing the barriers that exist for people of color who’ve been limited in their engagement with and representation in wildland spaces - joins Tavis to discuss its impact on mental health, and the transformative advantages that wildland spaces offer us.

New York Times

In July 2022 I was interviewed in the New York Times for a story about the healing powers of ecotherapy.

AESJ

I collaborate with Pheonix Smith (pronouns: she/they), the creator of the Alliance for Social Justice and Ecotherapy to teach my model, Decolonizing Ecotherapy©, a Trauma-Informed Therapy Model for Ecotherapists, as part of the Liberation Ecotherapy Certification Course at the ASJE.

The Outside Within

I co-authored a chapter called Ancestral Awakenings in this nature anthology along with my friend, Ecotherapist & Poet Roz J. Katonah (pronouns: they/them/theirs)

Pew Charitable Trusts

Our minds and bodies are connected. And the #COVID-19 pandemic showed us just how important these connections are—and how important it is to care for both our mental and physical well-being. I joined other experts on the @pewtrusts "After the Fact" podcast to discuss how Americans are rethinking their approaches to care. Tune into "Connecting Physical and Mental Health" from "After the Fact" and listen as I talk about the unique benefits of ecotherapy.

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recent blogs

Decolonizing Wilderness Therapy

I am a bi-cultural Nature Based Therapist, from a Brazilian family, first generation American born. Since becoming a therapist I have learned to honor my cultural background as it informs the therapeutic relationships and the professional framework I aim to create. Who we are raised by, what foods we eat, what soil we play on, […]

Nature Based Therapy

“You Should Sit in Nature for 20 Minutes a Day…Unless You’re Busy. Then You Should Sit For An Hour.” –Zen Saying In many Indigenous and Native cultures across North America, there was never a word for “Wilderness”. To be Indigenous was, and still is, to be in communion with nature as part of daily life, […]

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