Nathaniel Putnam, MSW has a clinical background working with adults and children with chronic mental health and substance use disorders. Using nature as his office, Nathaniel offers nature-based mentoring and “walk and talk’ therapy in the spring and summer months. As part of his private practice, he works with clients to cope with issues such as depression, anxiety and different type of life transitions including marriage, divorce, grief and death. Nathaniel also helps clients prepare for altered states of consciousness, offers harm reduction support about substance use and post-experience integration. In addition, Nathaniel currently works as a member of the MAPS Phase 3 MDMA research team in Boston and helps lead the Boston Entheogenic Network. He is a Co-Founder of Psymposia.
How I work with clients
I believe that my clients hold the keys to their own healing potential. As a practitioner, my role is as an educator and partner in encouraging and supporting an individual’s goals for health and well-being. I utilize time outside in nature as a reflective and grounding center for identifying challenges, exploring solutions and testing new coping techniques. I balance Jungian theoretical approaches to psychology with mindfulness and meditation practices focused around an individual or couples strengths and common goals.