“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir


I am a proponent of natural healthy ways to self-soothe and manage the daily stresses and life crises we all encounter. Using the calming influences of nature as a way to quiet the mind and by my utilizing active listening and unconditional positive regard for my client as well as utilizing positive thinking counseling interventions an environment is created where stress is  lessened, clarity can be achieved and an awakend peaceful way of life can be obtained.

Research shows that exercise, movement and being outdoors reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Hiking is an activity that provides all of these along with such a sense of accomplishmb0de115e0fd47b53d0dcfc9531355560-300x216ent, and a positive sense of mental health well being. Also, by changing the office we work in from the four walls to one that is surrounded by nature’s beauty a new dynamic takes place which transforms the individual in a different way freeing the mind, body and soul.

By combining both of these philosophies I have created HikerTherapy, where an individual can receive professional counseling in a natural, outdoor setting.

IMG_2983The hikes I plan for us are done at a length and activity level comfortable to each individual. Hiking trails are conveniently located all around San Diego County.   





HikerTherapy now offering Oceanside Beach and Oceanside Harbor Walks as well as Batiquitos Lagoon Carlsbad in Coastal San Diego County…..

Let this unique way of counseling through your anxieties, crisis
and life issues work for you.

Call Mark @ 760-652-9275

Mission Statement

“To offer the experience of hiking & mental health counseling in a holistic natural way for the health and well being of the mind, body and soul.”