Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

Brenda Spitzer

Certified Guide Since

I am a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Mentor, and Trail Consultant. I was certified with Cohort 3 in 2015 and have assisted at Forest Therapy Guide Training Workshops in Illinois in 2017 and in Minnesota in 2019. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Northern Illinois University and Certificates in Natural History and Botanical Art and Illustration from The Morton Arboretum. I also have a Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes from College of DuPage. I introduced the “Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walk” program at The Morton Arboretum in 2016, and have been guiding forest therapy walks at that location, during all seasons, for the past 4 years. I also guide walks for The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association and The Resiliency Institute.

Morton Arboretum