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Co-founder of Philadelphia Ecotherapy, Lauren Kahn, MSW, LMFT, an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, maintains a private practice called Expanding Perspectives, Nature Based Therapy.  Lauren conducts the majority of her sessions outdoors in natural spaces of Philadelphia. She believes in the healing power of nature and finds that meeting with people outdoors and moving while in session, helps to generate change and allows for a new perspective on persistent problems.  She is a graduate of Boston University School of Social Work and completed post-graduate MFT training at The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center.  She has supervised Drexel MFT students and currently supervises clinicians seeking Ecotherapy training. She has a certificate in Outdoor Leadership and has led adventure travel programs for teens around the world.


Co-Founder of Philadelphia Ecotherapy, Nate Schlingmann MA, MS, LPC is a Psychotherapist working in private practice at Walk Your Path LLC.  With experience in helping clients realize confidence in their relationships and life goals using  Gestalt Therapy and Mindfulness based techniques. He currently leads three different therapy groups. He practices Ecotherapy in both his individual and group sessions in the Wissahickon park. He received his MA at Naropa University where he was also trained as a certified mindfulness instructor. He is a certified Gestalt Therapist from GTIP where he is currently a supervisor. He is also a Certified Nature Informed Therapist. 

Krista Nelson MA, is an African American and Lenape grandmother, activist, artist, photographer, writer, speaker, and nature whisperer. Krista is expanding efforts to restore a collective reverence for nature through the revitalization of the Lenape language with the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. Her talismans, laced with new and full moon blessings, embedded with crystals, shells, glass, feathers, horn, and antler represent the unspoken stories of her ancestors. With reverence for the land of the Lenape, Krista published a collection of 12 coaching-in-nature books, featuring photographs of the Wissahickon Valley Park. Krista is a favorite speaker at the International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology. And in her recent talk From Grieving to Grounding, hosted by the Organization of Nature Evolutionairies, Krista outlined an earth element and sensory-perception path for generational healing: honor loss, receive love, make love. More on Krista Nelson’s Nature As Lover program is detailed on her website

Heather Hill, MSS, LCSW, has been working in the Philadelphia area for 13 years in a variety of settings and is currently in private practice in Jenkintown.  Heather works with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues.  Before training as an Ecotherapist, Heather brought nature led experiences to inpatient hospital settings, alternative schools, and outpatient therapy.  Since then, she has been leading nature walks in the community and practices Ecotherapy in the Fort Washington State Park and the Wissahickon.  Heather integrates her love for trees and birds, her background in environmental education, and her belief in the healing power of nature to encourage clients to access wonder, courage, curiosity and a deeper connection to the natural world.  Psychotherapy & Ecotherapy | Heather Hill Therapy | PA

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