“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 MuirIMG_2983IMG_3024IMG_3023IMG_3011IMG_3026IMG_3017IMG_3030OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsamcanonpowershot7 125chargers 112IMG_09052015-01-25 11.32.15topironmtnIMG_09042015-01-25 13.27.482015-01-25 12.03.312015-03-21 14.27.192015-03-21 15.01.02IMG_5544lake1summit 6me8IMG_5549IMG_5529IMG_0010 (1)IMG_0012IMG_0014IMG_0027IMG_1192IMG_0024IMG_1191IMG_1188-2IMG_0227IMG_0299IMG_0913IMG_0905IMG_0904chargers 0922013-07-20 11.43.04photo 21Cave Man2013-07-20 11.30.32photo 27Never been on a hike thats posted it may kill youphoto(3)Last push to summit! Mt San Antonio May 2012OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAphoto 4 copy 4photo 4 copy 3photo 4 copy 6photo 1 copyKeep Uppfiretreephoto 1photo 3photo 5 copy 2moooooo2013-07-20 11.55.42Summit of Monserate, Fallbrook2013-07-20 10.56.09Trailhead Start Monserate, Fallbrook0-7Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbadphoto 1On the PCT heading towards Manzanita Grovesphoto 28Big Laguna Loop laguna Mountainphoto 22Volcanic Plug, Calavera Mt. OceansideDevils Backbone TrailOn the way down Mt. Baldy, Ski Hut TrailView on way up to Mt. BaldyOn the Backbone to summit of San Antoniophoto 1Big Rock Road Trailhead, Cowles Mt.photo 1Mt. Gower Trailhead Beginningphoto 19The Falls, Cedar Creek Falls HIke, Julianphoto 21Cedar Creek Fallsphoto 53Calavera Mt.Oceansideb0de115e0fd47b53d0dcfc9531355560-300x216photo 1Mt. Gower, Ramonaphoto 45Calavera Mt., Oceansidephoto 3Meadow after climb up fro mSchwartz Canyon Mt. Gower2013-07-20 12.26.522013-07-20 13.21.06Mt. Gower, Ramona
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 and utilizing active listening and unconditional positive regard for my client as well an environment is created where anxiety is lessened, clarity can be achieved, and an awakened 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 a sense of accomplishment, and a sense of mental health well being. Also, by changing the “office” we work in 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. The 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
“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.”