Carina Kellenberger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a lifetime of experience working with horses. She has a unique approach to working with clients that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relational Therapy, Polyvagal Theory and Natural Lifemanship's model of Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP). Her method focuses on allowing for safe and unique learning opportunities, where clients can explore their boundaries, personal awareness, safety, and relationship patterns. Treatment also focuses on neurodevelopment and recovery which is made possible though the rhythmic movement and tactile experiences that working with horses provides. Carina works with individuals, youth and families who are experiencing trauma, difficulty in life transitions, relationships, and behaviors.
Carina Kellenberger has been helping clients through the power of equine assisted psychotherapy since 2011. She received her Masters Degree and certification in Animal Assisted Social Work from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work in 2012 and her bachelors degree from the University of Colorado in Psychology in 2006. Carina has completed equine training through Natural Lifemanship Fundamentals and Advanced Training, and Eagala Certification. Continuing education is upmost importance and she continues to integrate evidence based treatment modalities into her work with clients .