Rock climbing is a powerful non-traditional therapeutic tool. With no skill necessary, climbing can be used as a kinesthetic metaphor to work through concerns about confidence, physical performance or appearance, interpersonal issues, or simply the way you relate to yourself.
Anyone. Seriously! No skill is needed, and in fact not initially feeling comfortable with climbing has been a common experience for people who have enjoyed Therapy on the Rocks. Instruction is provided and you will be completely safe throughout the experience. Therapy on the Rocks is NOT about making it to the top; it’s about improving how you live your life.
We are so lucky to have a world-class rock wall right here on campus. Mostly, sessions take place at the wall. On rare occasions, we may be able to schedule individual or group sessions at an outdoor site.
Our first meeting will be at the counseling center, where we will discuss your goals and how we can use climbing to benefit you. Subsequent sessions will be spent climbing. We’ll start with talking about your goals for the session, climb, and then process a bit more after.
Just call the counseling center at 315-859-4340, and let them know you’d like to schedule an initial meeting with David Walden to explore therapy on the rocks.
To access any of the services or resources we offer, please call our Office Manager Mary Hoying at 315-859-4340 or stop by our office at 100 College Hill Rd.
If you are in crisis and want to talk with a counselor, please call the number above and you can be connected to a telephone counselor immediately. If you would like to connect with an off-campus crisis resource, please call 1-800-273-TALK or text "START" to 741741.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fall/Spring