Hey there! My name is Autumn Kuenzi, and I am located in Silverton Oregon, with any free time spent in Central Oregon. I am a Nature Guide and Certified Wellness Coach, for women, LGBTQIA+, and youth. My passion is helping people find healthy ways to cope with life. As a mother of two young children, I especially enjoy helping moms experience nature, as a means of healing.
With help from my own health care team, nature, and outdoors, I have gained control of my mental health and trajectory of my life. My hope is to help give you the resources you need to also accomplish this goal!
I’m here to be your support system, come up with your own personal goals, and help you through this process. You are not alone in your life.
I was raised in the mountains. So being outdoors came easily for me. I didn’t know any other way of existing. But of course life happens, I moved away from the mountains, and lost my desire to make any effort to explore. Once I had kids that really came to a stop. I battled postpartum depression and anxiety.
One day I decided I’d had enough. I made plans to check out a waterfall, and thus began my reintroduction to the outdoors! Since then, I have gone to the most awe-inspiring places, with and without kids in tow. I found healing on the trail. It’s the perfect place for venting, finding confidence, gratitude, and reassessing one's life. I love sharing that time with others. I am hopeful you will find healing in this as well.
I did not start out being able to find hikes and trailheads or knowing how to do every outdoor sport I've tried. I did not start out confidently taking my kids on these adventures with me. Even getting myself into a gym took me years to work up the courage to do. Now, I have conquered all of these things!
My goal with starting this journey is to help YOU do the same! You are capable and resilient. You are able to join friends for hikes, or try snowshoeing, or guided rock climbing. You are also able to do some lighter adventures such as walking at the park or picking up that new book on healthy habits. Taking even the smallest steps will lead you to the most beautiful and life changing places. I would be honored to be your support system during this time!
From studying wellness coaching, mindfulness, and my own life experience, I feel ready to help you reach a place in your life that brings you confidence and inner peace.
I am available to meet for video calls, coffee shop visits, walks in the park, wherever you feel most comfortable opening up. I am also able to plan hikes (or mindfulness walking) for us. If you have children and would like to gradually build up the courage to bring them with (kids add a whole other layer to things!), I am more than happy to have them join! I can help make lists on what will be needed for the hike, the 10 essentials, any gear needed… and lots of snacks.
We will get to know each other, set goals, and develop a plan you can feel good about! From there if you feel this is a good fit, we can set more sessions to tackle your goals. You will also have the option to join me on outings if you would like to give nature healing a try. In the session location section of this site you will find some beautiful choices. My services are open to all women identifying, and not just those with children. I can adjust my prices to those with limited income.
I am not a therapist, physician, or dietician and my services are not here to replace those. In fact, in our time together I may be able to help you find the right licensed health care team that best meet your needs. My job will be to help guide and coach, to support and encourage, and offer resources and tips. It really takes a village, and I am now a part of yours and look forward to what we can conquer together!