Talia Sledge, LMSW
Talia Sledge is a certified Forest Bathing guide and a licensed mental health professional (LMSW). Talia has been a lead educator in environmental programs for over 25 years, sharing her love of the natural world with people in the Washington DC area and in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a dedicated community volunteer, working as an educator and naturalist at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park in Albuquerque, NM. Talia also works as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate, advocating for positive outcomes for children impacted by foster care systems. She enjoys traveling with her family and friends, always seeking out places to connect with the land and beings of all kinds.
Throughout her life, from growing up in Santa Fe, NM, to recent years, Talia has experienced and witnessed powerful positive outcomes of human relationships with nature. Being curious about ways to help people engage with the more-than-human world is what lead her to become a certified guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, and is a driving passion in Talia's approach to clinical social work.
Talia enjoys guiding people of all ages and abilities, including people who have limited mobility. She is available to lead individuals or groups in and around Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.