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Walk & Talk Therapy

What is it?

Walk and Talk Therapy is a type of counseling in Sacramento, California that takes place outdoors while walking. You get the combined benefit of nature, therapy, and movement.  We are fortunate to have easy access to the beautiful American River Parkway with quiet paved and unpaved paths.

Walk and Talk Therapy allows for a novel therapeutic experience.  It combines the benefits of bilateral movement while talking through issues and “moving towards” your valued goals.  It also affords opportunity for mindful action. Some people prefer talking while walking over sitting in an office, or they just might like to do it some of the time.

Is it an exercise session?

Our primary purpose is your psychotherapy, and I will still be your psychologist, not a trainer.  Even though walking is exercise, this is not meant to be a strenuous workout.  We will walk at a pace that is comfortable and allows for us to talk easily.  It is not about the destination but the journey!

What about the weather?

We can decide to change our plans if too hot or cold or wet, even at the last minute.  You always have the opportunity to come in for an office, phone or video session instead. We can be flexible because my office is so close to the parkway. 

How do I start?

First, we discuss pragmatics and discuss informed consent for unexpected issues that could come up while outside.  I have a special consent form/waiver specific to Walk and Talk Therapy.  You can decide to try it just once or decide to do it on a periodic or regular basis.  It’s up to you! 

Ready to Walk & Talk?

Take the first step

Lori Klett Roberto, Ph.D.

Your Sacramento Walk & Talk Psychologist

PSY 20491

Beautiful American River Parkway

601 University Avenue #222, Sacramento, CA 95825, US

Close to Sac State and the J Street Bridge

Call (916) 206-1741

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