Adventure and Nature Based Counselling for Youth and Adults
Out of the Box.
Out of the Office.
Counselling for People who Don't Like the Idea of Counselling.
"Picture regular counselling... but instead of sitting in an office, we're challenging ourselves side-by-side, talking about life out on a trail, or 30 feet up on an indoor rock wall, or sitting by a creek sharing a thermos of tea, or heading down the river. It's always up to you what your adventure looks like."
About the Founder and Lead Counsellor
BSW, RSW, MSW. Psychotherapist. Social Worker.
Wilderness First Responder.
AddHeart Certified Facilitator: BioFeedback
Certified Ontario Hike Leader
"If you're looking for someone perfect, I'm not your guy. If you're looking for someone who cares deeply about your life, struggles with his own stuff, is willing to let you wrestle with the hard questions, loves his job, and is more interested in walking beside you than telling you what to do, I really look forward to our time together. Write me anytime"
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A few things We're Up To...
All specialized programs, including Adventure Therapy for Business Professionals, Quit Smoking, First Responders, Adventure Therapy for ADHD, etc, can be incorporated into any of the rock climbing or hiking based sessions. Simply book the activity you are interested in and send us an email if you would like to incorporate these programs into your sessions! Email Get Out using the Contact Form below for more info if you're interested!
"You can't learn guitar by talking about it.
At some point you have to pick the thing up and start strumming..."
Traditional talk therapy meets the outdoors, as we walk and talk on forest trails and urban nature spaces. Hiking therapy offers fresh air and fresh perspectives, combining the wisdom of therapy with the healing power of nature.
Push yourself to new heights as you talk and climb with an experienced psychotherapist. Learn new skills and challenge old ways of thinking while having fun and gaining strength!
Chat with a therapist from virtually anywhere. Experiential therapy offered over the phone or video chat. Grab your phone and go for a walk outside or have a session from the comfort of your own home.
*** UPDATE ***
If you are able to have your mental health needs met through video or phone based sessions please let us know. If you or someone that you have had contact with is experiencing any signs of flu or Covid19, you are required to notify your therapist and change your session to a video or phone based session. Thanks so much for your support in this!
Get Out Adventure Therapy provides supports to our communities on land across Ontario, land that is the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay) and Neutral People in the Waterloo Region, and the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people in the Simcoe area, to name a few.
We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture and committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people. Get Out Adventure Therapy recognizes the contributions Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening this community. We recognize that Indigenous communities realized the benefits and healing elements of the natural world far before we ever did.
We are grateful for the opportunity to support others here and re-affirm our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our community. We are imperfect and will fail in this commitment as well, so we ask you to help us improve in this area as we grow in our own understanding and take responsibility for our impact on our community and the environment.