LMFT and Ecotherapist
"It was a dream of mine to use nature in my work with clients after so many healing outdoor experiences of my own and I have found that when trauma therapy is brought outdoors it gives us a nurturing guide to assist in turning within without judgement or distraction."
Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C
Walk & Talk Therapist
Positive Strides Therapy
"The fresh air, green space, views of water, and natural surroundings have inherently helped clients improve their mood and decrease anxiety."
Joanna Girard Katzman, MD, MSPH
Neurologist and Professor
"Did you know that CLIMATE CRISIS is considered a public health emergency by almost every medical society in the U.S and abroad, but there remains a large gap in medical education for doctors, nurses and public health professionals?"
David Sabgir, MD
"We have an incredibly powerful tool immediately at our disposal. All we have to do is stand up, open that front door, and walk right out into nature."
Maya Moody, DO, FAAP
St. Louis, MO
"Following my medical school alma mater's quote of You are your own first patient, I learned early in my medical training that nature needed to be part of my daily life."
Salt Lake County Health Department
Salt Lake City, UT
"Park Rx was an extremely successful program for our participants with 84% reporting they are very likely or likely to complete their Park Rx after the program's completion."
Ryan Buchholz, MD
Pediatrician and Internist, Unity Health Care
"Amidst days treating people with diabetes, hypertension, depression, metabolic syndrome and more, prescribing nature is fun -- it helps me to focus on something positive during encounters with patients."
Dr. Cliff Morris
Cardiologist, Morris Cardio
"The Park Rx America prescription has been an effective tool to help positively change behavior in my patients. This addresses the root cause for many chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and depression."
Anissa Hernandez, MD
"While I was doing my practicum hours (for my certification to become a nature and forest therapy guide), I could witness how patients were receiving benefits from nature and other outdoor activities. After every walk, I feel energized, joyful, and reminded of simple things."
Ante Wind, MD
Pediatrician, Unity Health
"I embrace the outdoors regardless of the weather. Being outdoors in suboptimal conditions forces us to embrace whatever comes our way. It is invigorating and makes me feel more connected to the world around me. Getting dirty brought out the child in me!"
Sheila Hautbois, PA-C, MPH
"This fit right in with the other aspects of lifestyle medicine that I promote to my patients, including nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, and stress management."
"I strive for innovative ways to decrease the burden of chronic disease, and was so excited to integrate this approach into our wellness initiatives."
"Whenever I was stressed or anxious from classes, I would go into the woods behind our house and take a moment to appreciate a specific tree or some memento of the season, or I would just enjoy watching some migrating birds bathing in the creek."
Jessica Chacon, MA, LPC, NCC, ADS, E-RYT
"One of the ways I support clients is through Park Rx, as I am a firm believer that nature is medicine and can help bring balance back the mind, body and spirit."
Greg Anderson, MD
"Patients have really responded well and find it is a refreshing change of pace from the usual come to the doctor, leave with a pill approach. They feel pleasantly surprised when I start talking about outdoor nature therapy as a component of their treatment plan."