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New Method of Therapy Takes Patients Out of the Clinic and Into the Park
Date:10/16/2008

New York's, Clay Cockrell, a licensed clinical social worker has taken a new step in helping his patients by taking them on a stroll through the park. As they enjoy some light exercise, taking in the trees and the people, Cockrell helps his client work through their problems. Clay's new Walk and Talk therapy has shown incredible improvements over traditional office settings.

Manhattan, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2008 -- New York's Central Park, Clay Cockrell, a licensed clinical social worker talks to another one of his clients while they take a stroll through the park. As they enjoy some light exercise, taking in the trees and the people, Cockrell helps his client work through their problems.

Why is this therapist meeting a client outside of an office? To most of Cockrell's clients, the park is his office. Instead of the traditional office setting for a therapy session, Clay has started offering his patients a new and unique method for therapy sessions. Initially devised as a convenience for his busy clients, Cockrell's new form of "outdoor psychotherapy" has proven to be quite popular. Cockrell meets his clients at a location and time of their choosing, whether it is first thing in the morning on the way to work or a walk in the park at lunch to discuss their problems. Clients get a "feel good" endorphin boost from the light exercise while being able to open up about the problems they're facing.

Exercise and nature has long been known to offer great calming health benefits. Being outside during psychotherapy sessions helps clients see beyond their own troubles. The act of walking and being outside in nature, among
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