Enrollment for our May 2024 ConTiGO cohort is now OPEN!









The ConTiGO Approach™ will empower and equip you to be an

Expert Nature-Based Pediatric  Therapist 


Nature-based therapy is different than traditional pediatric therapy settings. 

You need unique skills and strategies to manage all the logistics of providing skilled outdoor therapy services.

You may feel overwhelmed or have some fear of the unknowns.

But you know that getting outdoors in nature for therapy could truly transform children and families.

We can help!

 🌳 The ConTiGO (Connection & Transformation in the Great Outdoors) Approach has everything you need to become an expert in nature-based therapy for children.

We’ve seen first-hand the power of nature-based therapy to change the lives of children, families … & therapists!

We’ve practiced, learned (sometimes from mistakes!), reflected, trained, researched, and created systems and resources for nature-based therapeutic intervention that WORK.

We're sharing it ALL so you can truly become an expert in nature-based pediatric therapy in way less time.

I want in!

Nature-based therapy is NOT just nature play outdoors.  

You need a therapeutic framework for nature-based therapy. 


The solution is...

The ConTiGO Approach™ 

Nature-Based Pediatric Therapy Certification & Mentoring Program

ConTiGO includes a comprehensive online program (with lifetime access!), plus resources, templates, and ongoing mentoring from experienced nature-based therapists.

All the support you need to become an expert in nature-based pediatric therapy.


The ConTiGO Approach is an evidence-based framework to guide best practice in nature-based therapy with children, based on research from the fields of psychology, outdoor education, and occupational therapy.

It is the only published, operationalized nature-based pediatric therapy framework and certification program of its kind.

ConTiGO is designed to guide pediatric therapy for children who have challenges with motor coordination, confidence, self-regulation, and social skills.

It can be used by therapists from a variety of disciplines (occupational, physical, or speech therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, and more).


to other people & to nature is foundational for children's health and well-being. 


for children & families happens through evidence-based therapy in partnership with nature.

in the Great Outdoors

is an optimal place for pediatric therapy!

👋 Have we met yet?

I'm Dr. Laura Park Figueroa

In 2019, I created ConTiGO™ to give pediatric therapists a clear framework and valuable resources to take their work with children outdoors...

...because in 2014, I almost left my profession due to burnout.

When I started taking kids outdoors in small groups for therapy, my love of my work was reignited.

Nature-based therapy saved me. (It can do the same for you!)

I've also got the creds to back up my experience:

💚 I'm a mama of 3 with over 20 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist.

🌳 I run a profitable nature-based pediatric therapy practice with locations in 2 different states.

🎓 I earned my PhD in OT and did original research with nature-based pediatric therapists. (Publication coming soon!)

📗 I wrote a nature-based therapy book & produce a nature-based therapy podcast.

I share EVERYTHING I've learned over the years inside of ConTiGO™ to help you become an expert nature-based pediatric therapist in way less time! ✨

The ConTiGO Approach Will:

⭐ Provide a clear framework to organize your nature-based therapy sessions.

⭐ Help you blend therapy with nature-connection to optimize outcomes.

⭐ Guide your therapeutic reasoning without inhibiting your creativity.

⭐ Allow you to easily train employees to grow your nature-based practice.

⭐ Empower you to offer a unique service in your community that will set you apart from other therapy practices.

You'll Learn:

🎯 The research evidence-base and theoretical foundations for nature-based therapy (the “why”) so that you can explain it clearly to clients.

🎯 The “How-To’s” of nature-based therapy (the “who, what, when, where, & how”) so that you can be confident in your nature-based therapy services.

🎯 How to assess an outdoor nature environment so that you pick the best location for therapy sessions.

🎯 How to use inquiry-based learning so that your nature-based therapy sessions flow naturally from the children’s play and maximize therapeutic benefits for the children.

🎯 Essential outdoor skills for nature-based therapy: swing activities, fort building, knives and whittling, and fire starting, so that you’ll have a variety of engaging therapy activities to do in sessions with children.

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Here's what therapists have said about the ConTiGO Approach training ...


Your ***ONE-TIME*** investment to get access to The ConTiGO Approach Online Course is $1547. 

[Or 4-monthly installments of $397]

Lauren Perry

Program Coordinator for Outdoor Therapy at Advanced Therapy Solutions, South Carolina

I knew there was a part of my therapy practice that was missing and learning the ConTiGO Approach was exactly what I needed. It has been the perfect structure on which to build our outdoor therapy programs.

Caitlin Lamping

Nurture in Nature Therapy Services, Minnesota

I was blown away by the breadth and depth of information shared! Practical knowledge, plus a ton of research and theories that lend even more meaning and direction to this work. The ConTiGO Approach online course was HANDS DOWN the most valuable resource I found that gave me the knowledge and skills to move forward confidently in my own nature-based practice.

Erin Taylor

Thrive OuTside/Thrive Therapeutics, Oregon

The ConTiGO Approach helped me feel confident in an evidence-based framework for working with children in nature and gave me tools to apply to practice right away.

Inside ConTiGO, You'll Get Lifetime Access to ...


ConTiGO Approach Training Videos, including:

  1. Foundations & Goals: This module will teach you the research foundations for nature-based therapy and the ConTiGO Approach.

  2. Program Practices: The Therapy Process, Therapy Session, & Key Elements. This module will walk you step-by-step through the therapy process, describe what a ConTiGO Approach therapy session looks like, and teach you the key elements of a ConTiGO Approach therapy session.

  3. Roles & Responsibilities of the Therapist: This module will teach you how the roles and responsibilities of the therapist in the ConTiGO Approach are similar and different from traditional practice settings.

  4. Nature-Based Therapy Environment Assessment: This module will teach you how to strategically assess an outdoor nature environment to determine if it is a good setting for therapy sessions.


To help you save time and easily learn essential skills for:

  • Fort building with children.
  • Using knives and whittling.
  • Tree swing activities.
  • Fire building with children.



A downloadable 85-page full-color workbook

The ConTiGO Workbook with guidelines for implementation, program practices, and environmental assessment, plus journal prompts for reflection and application of your learning. It takes you step-by-step through the material so you can review content at a glance.




For Fidelity to the ConTiGO Approach

This rubric summarizes all of the elements of the ConTiGO Approach and allows you to conduct ongoing self-assessment of your therapy practice for continually improving your services.


Yes, you heard it correctly! 

We are now offering LIFETIME access to core content for as long as we offer the ConTiGO Approach Online Course! For your one-time investment, you get lifetime updates and can re-visit the content whenever you wish in the future. 💚

Your ***ONE-TIME*** investment to get access to The ConTiGO Approach Online Course is $1547. 

[Or 4-monthly installments of $397]

Most importantly, you’ll be confident, inspired, AND equipped to offer nature-based therapy for children!

We’ve also included these valuable BONUSES for you!

The ConTiGO Essentials Prep Set

Checklists, guides, and resources to save you precious time preparing for nature-based therapy.

Pre-Session Prep Checklist for 1-month prior to your session to help make sure nothing falls through the cracks as you prepare. 

Weekly Prep Checklist to help you easily prepare for weekly therapy sessions.


Guide to Writing a Great “Welcome Packet” for Parents.

Our recommended Supplies List to make planning therapy sessions quick and easy.

Curated Recommended References List of 65+ resources for continuing your growth as a nature-based pediatric therapist.

A Therapy Goal Bank of over 50 measurable goals to address children’s motor coordination, mental health, sensory processing, self-regulation, and social-emotional skills.

LAST CHANCE to get these BONUS Trainings:

Finding Land & Billing Insurance


Finding Private Land for Nature-Based Therapy Training

Video Training Plus Customizable Templates for: Land Use Agreement, Land Use Proposal, and Zoning Narrative. PLUS Insider Tips for Working with Decision Makers. (Courtesy of Angela Rosenberg, ConTiGO alumni and owner of Treeline Enrichment.)

Considerations for Insurance Billing for Therapy in Nature

Video Training + a Benefits Verification and Tracking Form to support your billing insurance for nature-based sessions. (Courtesy of Kaitlyn Davis, ConTiGO alumni & owner of Adaptations Unlimited.)

Lifetime access to the core content modules, skills videos, rubric, workbook, AND bonuses are valued at over $20,000 when you consider the time and energy it would take to compile them on your own.

(Not to mention the mistakes you'll avoid by using these resources!)

ConTiGO will save you loads of time and allow you to engage in nature-based practice with ease and confidence, using a proven roadmap based on evidence and experience.

But here’s the BEST bonus of all!

It’s the gift that keeps on giving . . .

You'll get ongoing support in our 


with Dr. Laura Park Figueroa & expert ConTiGO Certified therapists for years to come as long as we offer ConTiGO online.

In 2024, ConTiGO Mentoring calls will take place for 4 consecutive weeks (one for each ConTiGO module) during the months of February, May, & October. All ConTiGO therapists are invited to join these calls so you will never feel alone and you'll know exactly how to offer effective expert nature-based pediatric therapy services.

Calls will be held on Thursdays at 10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST in February, May, & October in 2024.

Attend live or access the replay in our private ConTiGO Community space online. Our ConTiGO Community is also where you can post questions at any time to get insight and feedback from experts in nature-based pediatric therapy.

For your one-time enrollment, you get access to ConTiGO Mentoring Calls & Community for as long as we offer the online program. 


Are you ready to change lives through nature-based therapy? YES?!

Then don't spend hours/days/weeks/months/years (!) trying to figure it out alone on your own, making mistakes, learning through trial-and-error, and feeling ineffective or uncertain. 

Enroll now in ConTiGO now to get the skills and support you need to immediately start providing nature-based therapy with confidence and become an expert nature-based therapist for children.

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  • 4 Modules with Training Videos + Resources
  • 4 Skills Session Videos
  • ConTiGO Approach Workbook
  • Program Assessment Rubric
  • Ongoing Mentorship Calls
  • Lifetime access to course content including future updates.
  • Plus All The Bonuses!! 



  • 4 Modules with Training Videos + Resources
  • 4 Skills Session Videos
  • ConTiGO Approach Workbook
  • Program Assessment Rubric
  • Ongoing Mentorship Calls
  • Lifetime access to course content including future updates.
  • Plus All The Bonuses!! 

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Enroll with confidence!

Here’s our Money-Back Guarantee 💕

You can enroll in ConTiGO with NO RISK at all. We are so confident that if you complete all of the course modules and actively participate in our mentoring calls and community, you will gain new insight and confidence as a nature-based pediatric therapist. If not, you can request a refund within 90 days of purchase (and tell us how we could have made the course better!).

100% of all therapists who completed our post-course survey said The ConTiGO Approach Online Course increased their confidence to provide nature-based therapy services for children.

No ongoing fees or royalties. Ever.

This is important ...

You will never have to pay ongoing fees or royalties for using the ConTiGO Approach in your own practice.

Some trainings operate similar to franchises and charge trainees ongoing royalties or licensing fees forever after their training. We did NOT want to go that route.

After you attend the ConTiGO Approach training, you are allowed to use the approach as little or as much as you like, allowing you flexibility and more profit to keep in your practice.

💵  ALL your profit is YOURS after our training, unlike other models that charge you ongoing royalties and fees forever.

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And...it's official! You can now get ConTiGO Certified™ to show your commitment to excellence & expertise in nature-based pediatric therapy.

ConTiGO alumni can choose to be listed in our ConTiGO Certified™ directory for increased visibility of your nature-based practice. You'll also get a ConTiGO Certified™ digital badge to display on your website and marketing materials. ($29 yearly fee applies for directory listing so we can keep the directory up to date each year.)  

It's time for some straight talk for a minute, cause that's how I roll.

Since ConTiGO™ started in 2019, there are now other nature-based trainings popping up online. In other words: we have competitors! 😬

And to be honest, it has made me really think about exactly why pediatric therapists should enroll in ConTiGO™.

ConTiGO™ is the only program that guarantees to give you all the essentials you need to become an expert nature-based pediatric therapist. 

When you join ConTiGO™, you get our team's full commitment to helping you grow your skills and confidence as a nature-based pediatric therapist.

ConTiGO™ is truly the gold-standard in nature-based pediatric therapy trainings. 🏆

Here's why:


Have questions?

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Other questions? Contact [email protected]

Still on the fence about ConTiGO™? Book a call with Laura to decide if it is right for you.

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