The Beach Reporter: Therapists in Redondo and Hermosa Beach talk while they walk
By Kelcie Pegher
February 9, 2017
A depression diagnosis often comes with some advice: get outside, take a walk or go on a run.
And studies over the years have shown the mental health benefits of running. But at least two therapists in the beach cities are combining exercise and therapy for a hybrid.
Sepideh Saremi, a psychotherapist who recently opened a Redondo Beach office, said she first started looking at the relationship between walking and therapy when she was working with a severely mentally ill population. A lot of her patients were men, who weren't exactly opening up on the couch.