Stephen Hays

Stigma Podcast - Mental Health

Stephen Hays

  • #21 - Walk and Talk Therapy in NYC with Clay Cockrell

#21 - Walk and Talk Therapy in NYC with Clay Cockrell

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Discover how therapist Clay Cockrell is changing the way people approach mental health care by taking therapy sessions out of the office and into the great outdoors. Learn about his unique approach in this episode of Stigma Podcast on alcoholfree.com.
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Stigma Podcast - Mental Health
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Stephen Hays
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Mental Health
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Finding Mental Health Care: A Walk in the Park with Clay Cockrell

I think most people on the planet need some sort of help with their mental health, whether it's just a peer group, or whether it's being vulnerable, or whether it's therapy or whatever.
Clay Cockrell, a therapist based in New York, is changing the way people approach mental health care by taking therapy sessions out of the office and into the great outdoors. In a recent episode of Stigma Podcast on alcoholfree.com, Clay sat down with host Stephen Hays to discuss his unique approach to therapy, called Walk and Talk Therapy. Clay started this form of therapy after realizing that many of his clients simply didn't have the time to transit to therapy sessions. By meeting his clients for walks, Clay has been able to help many busy professionals prioritize their mental health while also getting exercise. He believes that the simple act of walking and being in nature can have a profound impact on a person's mental health.
In addition to Walk and Talk Therapy, Clay is also the founder of an online directory for therapists called Online Counseling. This directory is designed to help people find the right therapist for their needs, whether they're looking for someone to talk to over Skype or in person. Clay's ultimate goal is to help break down the stigma around mental health care and make it more accessible to everyone. He believes that most people on the planet need some sort of help with their mental health, whether it's just a peer group, vulnerability, therapy, or something else entirely.
During the podcast episode, Clay and Stephen also discussed the benefits of peer groups for mental health, as well as the importance of using technology to make mental health care more accessible. Clay believes that we need to know how to connect through a computer screen and that online counseling is a powerful tool for helping people access care. He also talked about the legal issues surrounding online counseling and how he is working to change licensing rules to make it easier for therapists to provide care to people across state lines.
Overall, the podcast episode with Clay Cockrell was both informative and thought-provoking. It provided valuable insights into the world of mental health care and the innovative ways that therapists like Clay are working to make it more accessible to everyone. Whether you're struggling with mental health issues yourself or simply want to learn more about this important topic, this podcast episode is definitely worth a listen. So why not check it out today on alcoholfree.com and take the first step towards prioritizing your mental health?