1. a person who prescribes daily, weekly, monthly and yearly doses
of nature to people experiencing symptoms from nature deficit
2. a person who introduces others the health benefits of connecting
with nature in public parks, lands and waters.
3. a person who has deep connections with nature and actively
protects this natural medicine for future generations.
guide, healer, mentor, protector, connector, counselor, leader,
Health Rangers are multidisciplinary professionals with a combination of medical, outdoor recreation, nature connection and mindfulness skills. In addition to prescribing nature to clients, Eric integrates nature into his services with clients whether it's during psychotherapy, facilitating meetings, or coordinating events and workshops. He even maintains a mobile office that allows him to work with clients on the doorstep of some of the Berkshires most nature-rich settings.
Eric Krawczyk MA LMHC CFTG
Eric is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Forest Therapy Guide specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in the southern Berkshires. Eric is also the founder and director of Nature Treatment and explores natural alternatives to medicine.
With over 15 years experience as a child, couples and family therapist, and as a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver specializing in clinical and school counseling, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are strength and culture-based family health planning, facilitating forgiveness, instilling
hope, awakening vitality, inspiring joy, enriching parent/child relationships, delivering peace and spiritual formation. Eric has been recognized for his gentleness, honesty, compassion, creativity and ability to connect while motivating individuals, couples and families to pursue their unique vision of health.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Eric's undergraduate studies in Natural Resources at Cornell University helps him present at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of positive psychology, nature deficit disorder and the latest nature therapy research and techniques. His experience in college and professional sports informs his understanding of the unique psychological challenges of recreational, committed and elite athletes.
Eric is an experiential, present-centered therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide honest and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques which even includes equine and animal-assisted therapies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
As a husband and father, he enjoys leading his family on many outdoor adventures
and in being healthier, happier and smarter.