Practitioner Listings

55Sandra Boe

55Sandra Boe

Sandra is an PATH Intl. Advanced Riding Instructor, holds an EFL Certificate from the Human-Equine Alliance for Learning and is the founder of Changing Rein EAAT. She partners with Dr. Ruth Chaffee to do equine assisted psychotherapy at Changing Rein, with whom she is working to earn her certification in NL Certification. Sandra founded Hands on Horses, an equine assisted learning program for children 5-18 in 2011 within Changing Rein and has served teens from a residential center as well as Eatonville Middle School and individual children and teens. She has presented about her EAL/P program at the PATH Intl. Region 9 Conference and is currently at work on a manual about how they created their program.

Graham, Washington www.changingrein.org [javascript protected email address] (253) 318-3855

Amanda Starr, PsyD

Portland, Oregon dramandastarr.com [javascript protected email address] (503) 522-2642

Amy Hublou, LMFT

Amy Hublou, LMFT

Woodside, California www.gallopadventures.org [javascript protected email address] (650) 218-2222

Beverly Walsh, PhD

Beverly Walsh, PhD

Beverly earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1995 and has been a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Texas since 1996. Beverly started her professional life in a traditional, office-based setting, but that all changed when she attended her first EAGALA training in 2009 and Natural Lifemanship (NL) training in 2011. Understanding that people tend to learn better experientially, noting that horses are great teachers, she quickly moved out of the office and into the pasture to help people “experience stable relationships”. Using TF-EAP, Beverly has a full EAP/EAL private practice at Red Dun Ranch in Houston, TX. With her equine partners, she offers individual, family, and group EAP, as well as EAL workshops and retreats. She specializes in working with children and teens, as well as their families. Many of her clients present with ADHD, mood disorders, ASD, anxiety, substance abuse, and parent-child relationship problems.

Houston, Texas http://beverlywalshphd.com/ [javascript protected email address] (713) 540-1528

Briana Perkins, LPCA, NCC, DCC

Briana Perkins, LPCA, NCC, DCC

Briana Perkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) in North Carolina where she is working on certification in TF-EAP. Perkins is also a doctorate student at the University of the Cumberlands where she studies counselor education and supervision. Perkins completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Development at Winthrop University. Prior to Winthrop University, Perkins completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Saint Bonaventure University. She has been counseling using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, walk/talk therapy and traditional counseling since 2014 working with a variety of issues ranging from trauma to depression in both adults and children.

Gastonia, North Carolina https://www.perkinswellness.org/ [javascript protected email address] (980) 285-8157

Britt Palmer, LMFT LPCC

Germantown (Memphis), Tennessee [javascript protected email address] (901) 515-6165

Cathy Champ, LPC-S

Cathy Champ, LPC-S

Offers Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Sand Tray, Parenting Education and Christian Faith Based Counseling in a serene outdoor setting.

Denton, Texas www.cathychampcounseling.com [javascript protected email address] (940) 391-7760

Cheri Horner, LCSW

Cheri Horner, LCSW

Austin, Texas [javascript protected email address]

Christine Culver-Vibrans, LSW

Christine Culver-Vibrans, LSW

Well heck, I've got all these horses and this college degree and experience and all, maybe I should do something with them. Please come visit us at either Medicine Horse Program or Wind Rose Farm. We would like to help adolescents and adults with issues such as PTSD, trauma processing, addiction and recovery, depression, and plain ol' everyday angst. My approaches are diverse and tailored to fit your healing goals. They include equine and canine therapies as well as talk therapies. I am approachable both personally and financially. Let's get you better. And bring a carrot.

Longmont, Colorado blueskiescounseling.net [javascript protected email address] (303) 589-9869

Dawn Batti, EGE

Dawn Batti, EGE

Lincoln, California WarriorsSoul.com [javascript protected email address] (916) 626-9647

Diana DePugh, LCSW

Diana DePugh, LCSW

I have loved horses since I first met one as a child. Now, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my dream has been to find a way to partner with horses in a healthy, connected relationship to help people learn, grow and heal. I have practiced the EAGALA model for over 10 years. I now embrace Natural Lifemanship as a powerful approach to helping people, especially trauma victims, heal. My husband and I live with 5 Haflinger horses, 5 donkeys, a llama, 2 dogs, 2 parrots and many chickens! They are our teachers, partners, friends and family of choice. We live 45 minutes outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, in a community called Powder Springs. We look forward to meeting and learning from others on this pathway of Natural Lifemanship!

Powder Springs, Tennessee [javascript protected email address] (865) 748-4476

Donna DiGiuseppe, MA

Donna DiGiuseppe, MA

Donna DiGiuseppe. MA owner of Access Awareness LLC, a holistic counseling and expressive arts service for adults. Donna has been in private practice since 2002 when she earned her MA in Holistic Counseling at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. In her continued quest for personal evolution and education she has certificates in Biocognition, Expressive Arts, Aromatherapy, Touch for Health, Weaving and Parelli Natural Horsemanship. She has been a Parelli Natural Horsemanship member since 2009 and is a Level 2 student. In her decision to merge her counseling practice with equine she chose Natural Lifemanship for certification. She is currently seeking the 60 hours of internship to complete the program requirements

Danbury, Texas www.accessawarenessllc.com [javascript protected email address] (979) 481-0220

Gabby Rivette, LMSW, NLM-C, NLM-EP, NLT

Potomac, Illinois [javascript protected email address]

Gloria Setterlund

Locust Grove, Virginia [javascript protected email address] (434) 989-3579

Greer Swiatek, LPC, CRC, NCC

Greer Swiatek, LPC, CRC, NCC

Greer Swiatek, LPC, CRC, NCC is a Licensed Psychotherapist in Private Practice who provides individual and family counseling. She utilizes a collective approach in therapy, encouraging people to feel empowered during the therapeutic process and in their everyday lives. Her theoretical orientation is Person-Centered, meaning she promotes growth by harnessing unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients. Above all else, Greer sees her relationship with clients as the central component to growth. Greer earned her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed intensive training in the Natural Lifemanship Model of Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP). Greer provides traditional psychotherapy in her office as well as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at a local Ranch. Please visit her website for more information, www.greerswiatek.com.

Austin, Texas www.greerswiatek.com [javascript protected email address] (512) 595-0244

Holli Broadrick

Dalton, Georgia [javascript protected email address] (706) 483-0881

JAMES HARLOW, MA, LPC

I came to counseling relatively later in life. I was self-employed in an entirely different business for over 30 years. During that time, my wife and I adopted 5 children through the foster care system in Texas. They came individually at different ages and from different backgrounds, some quite traumatic. I have seen and experienced significant effects of developmental trauma as I have parented my children. After obtaining my counseling degree, I was privileged to work with Karyn Purvis at the TCU Institute of Child Development and learned about how trauma affects the brain through the research that they and others have done over the past 15 years. I am excited to be able to learn more about how to practically open doors for my clients through the TF-EAP program.

FORNEY, Texas www.jimharlowlpc.com [javascript protected email address] (214) 683-6800

Jeremy Whitworth, EP

Hendersonville, North Carolina Trailscarolina.com [javascript protected email address] (828) 329-0451

Jody Cross, LCSW-R, CETII, EAPI

Jody Cross, LCSW-R, CETII, EAPI

Jody is a NY state licensed psychotherapist. In addition to her private practice work with individuals and couples, she also works several times a year for Onsite Workshops, Inc in Nashville, TN as a facilitator of groups and intensives, as well as their equine program therapist including being the supervisor for their renowned Montana Equine Program. Additionally, Jody is the founder and creator of Wellness Riding Retreats which include equine-assisted therapy and EMDR as well as yoga and cultural excursions in Mexico.

Sag Harbor, New York jodycrosstherapy.com [javascript protected email address] (631) 786-8409

Julie Ellsworth, LCSW

Julie Ellsworth, LCSW

Denham Springs, Louisiana [javascript protected email address] (985) 687-5886

Julie Jerrolds, LPC, MHSP

Julie Jerrolds, LPC, MHSP

Owner at Open Reins, LLC in Seymour, TN

Seymour, Tennessee [javascript protected email address] (865) 617-3235

K. Dawn Barton, LMFT

K. Dawn Barton, LMFT

Currently serving Orange County and Riverside County, California.

Orange County and Riverside County, California [javascript protected email address] (760) 409-2303

Kate Naylor, LMFT; NLC-C,EP; NL Trainer

Kate Naylor, LMFT; NLC-C,EP; NL Trainer

Kate is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Natural Lifemanship Clinician, Equine Professional, and Trainer in Austin, Texas. Kate integrated Natural Lifemanship into her therapy practice in 2014, after attending her first fundamentals training and falling in love with the TF-EAP model. Since her first experience with the model, Kate has been training under Tim and Bettina Jobe in Texas, working as a therapist and equine professional with clients and a variety of horses in private practice. Kate specializes in work with adults and families focusing on relational trauma recovery. She also offers consultation for those going through NL certification.

Austin, Texas www.kategosenaylor.com [javascript protected email address] (512) 522-8752

Kathleen Choe, LPC-S, TF-EAP,D, NL Trainer

Kathleen Choe, LPC-S, TF-EAP,D, NL Trainer

As both a certified clinician and trainer, Kathleen is passionate about sharing the principles of Natural LIfemanship with counselors and clients alike. These principles offer a solid foundation for healing from trauma, repairing damaged relationships and developing a healthy style of relating to self and others. Working with horses using the Natural Lifemanship model adds an experiential component to the therapeutic process that creates opportunities for healing and growth unmatched by other therapy protocols. As an EMDR certified therapist, Kathleen offers mounted EMDR sessions to help clients process trauma more gently and efficiently.

Austin, Texas www.kathleenchoe.com [javascript protected email address] (512) 215-4228

Kathy Boisjoli, MA, LPCC

Kathy Boisjoli, MA, LPCC

Kathy is dedicated and passionate about helping adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship conflicts, parenting challenges, grief and loss. Kathy utilizes a variety of approaches to guide each person toward greater happiness and living life more fully such as EMDR Therapy, biofeedback, mindfulness and equine assisted psychotherapy. While mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy provide excellent tools to cope with the stress and anxiety experienced in life, EMDR provides the pathway to healing from life’s challenges. Kathy provides a warm, supportive and safe place for you to share your journey, your story, your truth. She offers a gentle approach where you are in control of what you process and when. In Kathy’s free time, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with family and friends—horseback riding, SCUBA diving and camping.

Minneapolis, Minnesota www.healinglivescounseling.com [javascript protected email address] (651) 315-5254

Kelly M Jones, NL - TF-EAP - Pursuing Certification EP

Kelly M Jones, NL - TF-EAP - Pursuing Certification EP

Kelly Jones, Owner of South Wind Equestrian Center and Equine Professional in Trauma-Focused EAP through Natural Lifemanship, has been involved with horses from the time she was a toddler on her great-grandmother’s ranch. Kelly is well versed in equine behavior and equine and property management, training, teaching and breeding. In 2013 Kelly attended Natural Lifemanship fundamentals training, and interned at Spirit Reins with Tim Jobe for 7 months. Taking that amazing experience back to South Wind, Kelly focused on creating a ranch atmosphere that is conducive to hope and healing. The facility offers two offices, 18 horses, 34 acres, a labyrinth, walking trails, and a creek and several ponds. Kelly began EAP with licensed therapists at her barn in November of 2015, and currently is working on her certification, having completed over 350 clinical hours. She is available as an EP, with room for more therapists, and co-founded Unbridled Connection. www.unbridledconnection.com

Austin, Texas southwindequestrian.com [javascript protected email address] (512) 689-7793

Kendra Twitty, LPC

Kendra Twitty, LPC

I love the outdoors, nature, animals, and people. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina, as well as a nationally certified therapist in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition, I am trained in Forensic Interviewing and have 18 years of experience working with child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. I am the co-founder of H.O.P.E. (Horses Offering Personal Empowerment) an Equine Assisted Therapy & Learning program; and am trained in Natural Lifemanship, and EAGALA certified. I present at National Conferences on the topics of Trauma Informed Care, Equine Assisted Therapy, and am the co-author of the book, “EquiPower- Treating Trauma with the Power and Sensitivity of Horses.” After 25 years of working with horses, I continue to partner with horses and the outdoors in order to empower individuals to develop healthy connections and relationships with self and others.

Yemassee, South Carolina www.hopeandhorses.com [javascript protected email address] (843) 812-1018

Kris Batchelor, BA, TRI, ES

Kris Batchelor, BA, TRI, ES

Kris became involved with animal assisted therapy over fifteen years ago, starting with therapy dog visitation and teaching therapeutic riding to adults with traumatic brain injuries. However, the world of equine therapy as a mental health intervention compelled her to create and grow Triple Play Farm. Motivated by the fact that what a horse offers in relationship can be healing in all areas of life, Kris now maintains a herd of seven horses and a PATH International premier facility offering equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Davidson, North Carolina www.tripleplayfarm.com [javascript protected email address] (704) 608-8441

Kris Gonzalez, LCDC Intern

Equine therapist at a 90-day residential treatment facility for Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders.

Georgetown, Texas www.thearbor.com [javascript protected email address] (512) 630-8830

Kristin Palesch, LPCC

Kristin Palesch, LPCC

Mound, Minnesota stableliving.us [javascript protected email address] (952) 240-1621

Leslie Bratcher, MSSW

Louisville, Kentucky [javascript protected email address] (502) 523-8870

Liza Chartier, MEd, LPCA, NCC, CFTP

Liza Chartier, MEd, LPCA, NCC, CFTP

At EquineAmity Psychotherapy I offer nature-based and equine assisted psychotherapy as an alternative to traditional office-based talk therapy. My approach to counseling is strengths-based, eclectic, and integrative; tailoring sessions to the unique needs of each client. Sessions are based on developing your strengths and changing the patterns in your life that are no longer working.

Raleigh, North Carolina www.equineamity.org [javascript protected email address] (919) 885-1397

Malinda Simmons, LPC (TX); LPCC (NM)

Malinda Simmons, LPC (TX); LPCC (NM)

Kerrville area, Texas www.corlifemanship.com [javascript protected email address] (281) 731-3416

Mallory Stover, MA, LPC, NCC

Georgetown, Texas stovercounseling.com [javascript protected email address] (512) 964-4663

Mary Flora, LPC, LPCS, LCAS, CCS

Asheville, North Carolina [javascript protected email address] (828) 230-3117

Paula Loring, LCSW

Liberty Hill, Tx and surrounding area, Texas spiritreins.org [javascript protected email address] (210) 287-7862

Rebecca Hubbard, LMFT and TF-EAP, D

Rebecca Hubbard, LMFT and TF-EAP, D

Rebecca J. Hubbard is a master's level licensed marriage and family therapist. She has been using Natural Lifemanship for four years helping children and families impacted by trauma. Currently, she is working solely with adults. She has over twenty-two years of experience both in providing treatment to individuals who have experienced traumatic events and in training other professionals in the assessment and treatment of trauma. She has also provided supervision for fifteen years in several evidence based models. She is a co-author of "Complex Trauma in Children & Adolescents," published in the Psychiatric Annals, in 2005 (pp. 390-398.) and she wrote the book, "The Gift," a book that is often used to help professionals and families better understand Natural Lifemanship. Her next book, a story for children about terrorism will be released in September 2017.

Hutto, Texas rebeccahubbardlmft.com [javascript protected email address] (512) 337-3347

Reccia Jobe, TF-EAP, EP, Trainer

Reccia Jobe, TF-EAP, EP, Trainer

Natural Lifemanship Trainer, Equine Professional. I maintain a caseload of TF-EAP clients with a few different therapists in the Austin, TX area. I am trained and certified in the Neurosequential Model of the Therapeutics, as well as certified in Natural Lifemanship. I have had previous certification in EAGALA, which I no longer maintain. This gives me a background to be able to help EAGALA practitioners fully understand and implement the differences between EAGALA and NL. I am experienced in working with children 3-18 yrs and their caregivers. I have been refining my practice of the NL model for over 8 yrs. I am available to contract for TF-EAP sessions for therapists in the area who need an experienced EP who is very well versed in implementing the NL model in session. If you are learning the NL model, working with me can help accelerate your learning and understanding of NL, making it effective for your clients.

Austin Area, Liberty Hill, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, Austin, Texas [javascript protected email address] (512) 630-2299

Ryan Authier, LPC

Liberty Hill, Texas spiritreins.org [javascript protected email address]

Sara Sherman

Sara Sherman

Fort Ripley, Minnesota www.DiscoveryHorse.com [javascript protected email address] (218) 232-2495

Shannon Knapp

Asheville, NC, North Carolina www.horsesenseotc.com [javascript protected email address] (828) 683-7304

Suzanna Meyer, MA, LPC

Suzanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She earned her M.A in Professional Counseling and B.S. in Communication Disorders from Texas State University. She joined the Spirit Reins team in October 2013 and has been using the Natural Lifemanship model since that time. Suzanna has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked with clients in a variety of settings, including community agencies, school settings, private practice and through employee assistance programs. Suzanna believes that the counseling relationship is the foundation for change and works collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, appreciate and cultivate their strengths so they can utilize them in resolving difficulties.

Liberty Hill, Texas [javascript protected email address] (512) 508-3544

Tamara Corrales, MA, LPC-S

Tammy obtained her BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and her MA, also in psychology, from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2002. She currently holds a license in Professional Counseling issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Tammy has worked extensively with families in various settings ranging from an adjudication center, to family shelter, foster care, treatment centers, and the public school system. She also spent one year focusing almost exclusively on the treatment of eating disorders when she served as the Clinical Director and developed the program curricula for a new treatment facility in Austin. Over the past thirteen years she has worked in private practice, collaborating with other mental health professionals and members of the legal community to establish standards of practice for therapeutic intervention with families involved in high conflict divorce disputes.

Georgetown, Texas www.wilcotherapist.com [javascript protected email address] (512) 470-4419