ONline, office, Adventure, and Nature Based Counselling for Youth and Adults in Ontario and British Columbia
Traditional talk therapy meets the outdoors, as we walk and talk on the trail. Outdoor based therapy offers fresh air and fresh perspectives, combining the wisdom of therapy with the healing power of nature.
Virtual and Office-Based
Chat with a therapist from virtually anywhere, or in person in Golden BC. Social Work and Psychotherapy supports utilizing CBT, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, and ACT concepts. Grab your phone and go for a walk outside, come by the office, or have a session from the comfort of your own home.
Push yourself to new heights as you talk and climb with an experienced psychotherapist. Learn new life skills and challenge old ways of thinking while having fun and getting a bit of adrenaline! No experience needed.
We're partnering with outdoor professionals to provide additional training of specific interpersonal skills that will have an even deeper impact on their clients, helping them stand apart, as well as creating new and innovative experiences to combine Nature and Adventure Therapy with the work of guides.
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About the Founder and Lead Counsellor
BSW, RSW, MSW. Psychotherapist. Social Worker.
in good standing with the OCSWSSW in Ontario and the BCSSW in British Columbia.
Degree in Elementary Education
AddHeart Certified Facilitator: BioFeedback
Certified Ontario Hike Leader
Wilderness First Responder (Recert in process)
"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"
Youth are awesome. All that energy and anger and passion and frustration need an outlet. We'll focus on understanding our emotions, real life skills to help in school and in relationships, and most importantly, building self confidence, working on self compassion, realizing purpose in life, and in celebrating their individual awesomeness, gifts, and story.
I love my ADHD... it's like a superpower sometimes. People with ADHD think outside the box (what box?), can be so compassionate, and can focus like crazy on something important to them. ADHD can also make life really hard, and not just for them (ask my teachers, parents, or my partner!). Discover how you can use it as a strength, and how to work on the challenges connected with ADHD.
One part of addiction counselling is understanding what's going on inside, and another part is learning to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. If you want to start talking about your drinking/use, with someone who might understand a piece of what you are going through, I can't wait to meet you.
Burnout and Purpose
Three times in my life I've burnt-out, left my job, and wrestled with what purpose I have in life. In some ways that makes me the last person you should talk to, and in some ways it makes me highly qualified. If you're feeling stuck, exhausted, confused, and lost as to what you are doing in life, and where your passion has gone, let's talk.
First Responders and Guides
First Responders, Guides and Helping Professionals see the best and worst of humanity on a daily basis, often experience more intensity in a week then most do in a lifetime, and we love it. Some of the stuff you experience can affect life negatively, no matter how strong you are, or how long you've been doing it. Talking to someone who gets it, even a little, can help you keep doing what you love in a way that works for you.
"I'd Rather do Anything Else..."
I'm not going to try and sell you on counselling. It's hard at times and not nearly as fun as lots of other things. If you hate the idea of filling out forms, meeting some therapist, and talking about feelings, I don't blame you. I feel the same way. But if you want to give it a shot, let me know. -Brandon
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 live and work in Golden, BC, and in the mountains, valleys and rivers of this area. We acknowledge we are guests to the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa peoples as well as to the peoples of the Metis Nation Columbia River Society.
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 these lands. 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.