Below are some questions clients may have
What is Gardening Therapy?
This is the use of plants to help people. It may be used to help someone physically recover from and illness or accident, help a person with a disability develop social or vocational skills or offer a chance for a person to be included and socialize.
What is a Horticultural Therapist?
This is a designation a person earns after a combination of college classes as part of or post Baccalaureate program and a number of hours as an intern while being supervised by a Registered HTR. This designation is granted by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (learn more here)
What areas of focus do you specialize in?
I have spent the last 6 years as a Master Gardener co-Leading a team that works specifically with high school students with special needs. Additionally I have taught at a high school for students with special needs since April of 2018.
How are you qualified to do this?
I graduated from Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Summa cum Laude in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Plant Science, with a Specialization in Horticultural Therapy. I also minored in Psychology with a focus on Childhood and Adolescent development. Additionally I took multiple classes in Special Education. I am currently working through my Internship for the AHTA.