IN THEORY YOU KNOW YOU SHOULDN’T WORRY…

…you should stress less…

…you should just get over that thing in your relationship…

…you should get outside and enjoy the day…

…you shouldn’t be struggling like this…

And yet… you are stuck in the same patterns. None of those things actually feel possible. Maybe you feel ashamed of all the things you “should” be doing but aren’t. 

I can help. Change is happening all of the time and not always in ways we want or choose. We need to transition internally to all of the external changes that happen throughout our lives. 

 

I’m Stephanie McBride, LPCC, Nature-Based psychotherapist. My passion and professional calling is to connect people to nature as a support through life’s transitions. 

I have been working in the mental health field since 2012. Between answering calls on a crisis helpline, to supporting survivors of violent crimes in a police department, to working an emergency mental health hospital I realized two transformative lessons:

  1. Mental health effects everyone, not just people who have a diagnosis. Mental health is directly connected to our overall wellness.

  2. Talking about what we “should” be doing in a controlled environment inside four walls is not right for everyone. We respond and learn on a cellular level when we have an experience of doing things differently.

These lessons along with my own transformative experiences in nature planted the seeds for my practice ReRoot Therapy. Based on my experience with clients, the most transformative moments happen not from a planned activity, but from what happens in the moment with the natural world, then as the therapist I help clients integrate change. I customize and co-create sessions with clients through experiences with horses, gardening, or nature walks. To learn more about these modalities click the links below:

What is ReRoot Therapy

How Horses Heal

Find Growth in Gardens

Reconnect to your Nature


If you are struggling or need support to grow into your next phase in life contact me know for a complimentary consultation:


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Stephanie McBride, MA

Stephanie is passionate about fostering a relationship with the nature that supports connection, embodiment, and empowerment. Stephanie is a registered psychotherapist and graduated from the Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy masters program at Naropa University. Stephanie has advanced training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Since joining the team at Medicine Horse in January 2017, Stephanie helps individuals, couples, and families become more connected in relationship.

Stephanie draws from experience with body work, wilderness therapy training, and a lifelong connection to horses to help nurture clients’ connection to their body, their authentic self, and to their world.

It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive.
— William Bridges

Stephanie's Focus areas

  • Life Stage Transitions

    • Coming of Age

    • Coming Out

    • Marriage

    • Pregnancy and Postpartum

    • Retirement and Elderhood

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationships

  • Loneliness and Isolation

  • Kid’s Empowerment

  • LGBTQ* or Queer issues


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outside of work

Stephanie lives in Nederland, Colorado with their wife and two dogs. They connect to their local nature through hikes, snowboarding, gardening, or just watching the mountains from their deck.