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.


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