Melody Anderson’s eco-focused approach to emotional and addiction-based counseling concentrates on the role the environment plays in our lives. Whether it is sun-mimicking UV lamps for those plagued by seasonal affective disorder or transformative nature walk sessions, Anderson believes that nature can play a significant role in our happiness.
“We have five senses, so eco-therapy can hit all senses,” Anderson explains. “Studies have found even just pictures of trees, the ocean or the forest have helped people need less painkillers. People who [were played] sounds of birds in the ICU spent less time there.”