Wilderness Therapy Retreats

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About Wilderness & Nature Based Therapy Training

What Is Wilderness & Nature Based Therapy Training?

Welcome to our Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy training program page. This training is well suited for licensed therapists who are interested in incorporating the healing power of nature into their therapeutic practices. It is also excellent for coaches and other leaders that can benefit from additional knowledge in managing stress & group dynamics within their organization.

Our training programs are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate wilderness and nature-based interventions into your practice. We offer a comprehensive curriculum that covers a range of topics, including:

Individual intensive personalized  retreats  are one-on-one sessions that can be held in one day, weekend or week. Therapists and coaches work directly with you to help you focus on your specific intentions and goals. Both Individual and couple based intensive sessions include wilderness/ nature based therapy, mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), somatic therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). 

Classroom & Experiential

Our training program includes both classroom and experiential learning opportunities. You will have the chance to participate in outdoor activities and wilderness experiences, as well as observe and practice therapy sessions in natural settings. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process, offering personalized feedback and support along the way.


Upon completion of our training program, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to integrate Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy into your practice. You will be able to offer your clients a unique and effective approach to therapy that combines traditional talk therapy with the healing power of nature.

We're Ready,
Are You?

If you’re interested in learning more about our Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy training program, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get started on the path to becoming a certified Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy counselor.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your skillset and make a difference in the lives of your clients. Contact us today to learn more and get started on the path to becoming a certified Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy counselor.

Current Training Classes

Currently we are offering 2 trainings in Wilderness/Nature-Based Therapy. Please contact us & discuss your goals and our upcoming training dates.

Introduction to Wilderness/Nature-Based Therapy

This curriculum includes:

Upon completion, You’ll leave with:

Nature Based Therapy Parts Work

This curriculum for this program is being updated. Additional details will be posted as quickly as possible. If you have any questions in the interim, plase contact us directly.

Are You Ready To Begin The Process?

Reach Out

To begin the process you’ll schedule a free 30 minute session in person or online to discover whether or not this is the right retreat for your needs and goals. If this works for you, we then schedule a follow up one to two our free session to plan the intensive retreat, attend the intensive and there are one to two follow up sessions to integrate the work you’ve done.

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Upcoming Wilderness Retreats

FAQ's About Wilderness Therapy Retreats

Here are a few of the most common questions we get about our Wilderness Therapy Retreats.

Who is Wilderness Therapy Retreats, LLC (WTR)?

Here at WTR we all love nature and have a passion for sharing the benefits of reconnecting individuals with nature through numerous experiences. Our guides have a combination of experts in the field including Wilderness Therapists who are also licensed professional counselors, our Fly fishing, hiking, yoga and meditation guides are experienced and trained in their field. We are also trained in wilderness first aide.

Does Wilderness Therapy Work?

Nature-based therapies are supported by evidence- based research for preventive and healing medicine. A few of the many benefits include: boosting our immune system, decreasing harmful stress hormones and blood pressure , boosting mood, physical health, productivity, focus, attention and creativity.

Our therapists have worked in private practice and residential treatment centers and after training, personally experiencing and now conducting and teaching wilderness therapy and witnessing the powerful transformative benefits of nature-based therapies we have shifted our work to getting clients out of the office and supporting them in the natural world.


What Are The Physical Requirements For A Trip?

There is no minimum physical ability needed to attend any of our retreats. Trips can be modified to suit the abilities of individuals and groups. All that is required is good health, which means your doctor would approve of you going for a walk in the woods. Our trips are more mental than they are physical. Most likely you will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone. We will encourage this but will also allow the option of choosing to opt out of challenge that may feel overwhelming.

What Should I Pack?

The packing/gear list are different depending on whether or not we camp or rent cabins. Each event will post a specific suggested packing list.

How Are Medical Emergencies Addressed?

WTR guides are medically trained for wilderness emergency scenarios. Based on the severity of the situation, your guide(s) will handle it accordingly. In most cases front country emergency services are nearby.

Are Dates Flexible?

Alternative dates from those on our website may be reserved for private groups or individuals, if available. Please contact us with your preferences and questions.

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