Change is inevitable. What happens when the consequences of the change are so negative they severely impact our lives? We sometimes feel stuck, unsure what direction to proceed. In my practice, WalkinTalkinTherapy, I provide an avenue to address these changes by combining the simplicity of walking outdoors with talk therapy. Advocates of the combined approach say that being active during the session helps patients relax and open up - scientists have long known that a workout can temporarily boost serotonin levels and improve mood, the latest research shows that exercise can have a deeper and more lasting effect.
Welcome to WalkinTalkinTherapy. My name is Jeffrey H. Carter. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with Post-Graduate studies in Addiction Counseling. I have spent the past 12+ years working with individuals to assist in exploring their lives, addressing areas of discomfort or concern and ultimately finding solutions for improving their overall mental health and physical well-being. Recognizing that every individual is different and challenged by their own set of specific needs, the 25+ years I have invested into my own personal journey of recovery allows me to offer a wide diversity of intervention through the use of therapy & educational solutions that match client needs with the right learning and therapeutic environment.
Therapy sessions are conducted outdoors while walking on the hiking paths of Lorimer Park, Pennypack Park, Wissahickon Valley Park, or within the comfort of my office. The positive therapeutic value found in combining the outdoors and physical activity with talk therapy continues to be shown in new research and thus allows another avenue in which to provide a unique experience for my clients. If inclement weather is threatiening, sessions can be moved to my office. Skype/Webcam sessions are available. For additional information on the topic, please take a look at the page titled WalkinTalkinTherapy.
If you feel the time has come to address either relationship discourse, depression/anxiety, addiction concerns, or perhaps anger issues, my Contact Info page list several ways in which you can reach me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Jeffrey H. Carter is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Serving the Greater Philadelphia Area including: Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Glenside, Jenkintown, Abington, Wyncote, Elkins Park, Willow Grove, Huntingdon Park, Bethayres, Horsham, Warminster, Flourtown, Ft. Washington, Wyndmoor, Chestnut Hill, Ambler, Oreland, Hatboro, Rockledge, Dresher, and North Philadelphia.