Each session is tailored to you based on your needs. Your session can be
goal-specific or we can take an organic approach. Activities may include:
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This is a terrific question! If you are currently seeing a therapist, please continue to do so. In fact, the research around animal-assisted interventions shows that they are most successful in tandem with therapy.
If you are working with a therapist and you are interested in starting sessions at TWN, please reach out. We'll schedule a consultation call and go from there.
I love to collaborate with therapists in creating an approach that is best for the client, so know that this is an option. I am happy to partner with your therapist to align goals. You'll need to give permission for us to communicate, though, so ask your therapist about the release form required for us to collaborate.
If you are not working with a therapist, that's okay, too! Many of my clients are not working with a mental health professional, and they are successfully reaching their goals and enjoying their experience here at TWN.
At this time, we do not offer sessions via Zoom or other online platforms. Part of the magic of The Wanderers' Nest is being in the space itself and interacting with the animals or being in the garden. This connection is important, and a change of pace and venue is good for the soul.
Yes, our animals are safe. Each animal partner was chosen for their calm demeanor, gentle personality, and genuine interest in human-animal interactions.
Both Sydney and Rabbit, our resident dogs, are certified Canine Good Citizens through the American Kennel Club.
To ensure your safety and the safety of our animal residents, we abide by the following rules here at TWN:
Our animal partners are members of our family, and they are well taken care of with regular health and emotional checks, monitoring for signs of stress, injury, illness, fear or fatigue. TWN also adheres to the Farm Animal Welfare Council’s (FAWC) Five Freedoms for all animal partners:
This place is something special, and when Richie (the hubby) and I purchased this property back in 2012, we knew we wanted to share it with others.
Such a special place deserves a special name, so we enlisted our family and friends to help. My Uncle John, a brilliant artist and educator, came up with The Wanderers’ Nest.
It fits perfectly because we are all wanderers - myself, Richie, our adopted animals, and you. We are all looking for a place to belong, to feel safe and grounded, whole again. All are welcome here.
Fun fact: Wanderers’ is not misspelled, it’s actually plural possessive. (Where are my fellow grammar snobs?)