Conscious Mental Health

Inner Nature Therapy with Amy Lajiness, LCSW, PMH-C

December 15, 2021 Academy of Integrative Mental Health
Conscious Mental Health
Inner Nature Therapy with Amy Lajiness, LCSW, PMH-C
Show Notes

Amy Lajiness, LCSW, PMH-C, is an ecotherapist and psychotherapist practicing in San Diego, CA. Amy holds certification in Perinatal Mental Health, ecotherapy and is a highly sensitive person informed therapist. You can learn more about her practice and work by checking out her practice, Inner Nature Therapy

In this conversation we chat about ecotherapy, including the power of having nature as a co-therapist, what an ecotherapy outdoors may look like as well as how to bring nature into your indoor office sessions. We also talk about being a highly sensitive person (HSP) and how to work with folks with identify with those traits.

Resources Amy shared: 


  • With Nature in Mind by Andy McGeeney
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
  • Your Brain on Nature by Eva M. Selhum, MD, and Alan C. Logan, ND
  • Ecotherapy edited by Martin Jordan & Joe Hinds
  • The Work that Reconnects and Coming Back to Life by Joanna Macy 
  • Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols
  • The Biophilia Effect by Clemens G. Arvay
  • Ecopsychology by Roszak, Gomes, & Kanner
  • Reclaiming the Wild Soul by Mary Reynolds Thompson
  • Nature and the Human Soul and Soulcraft by Bill Plotkin


HSP website

Juniper recommends this article to learn more about nature as co-therapist.

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