At Cross Keys Equine Therapy (CKET), we believe that life often brings emotional and relational brokenness, and our staff of therapists and horse specialists, as well as each of our volunteers and board members are committed to providing a safe environment that promotes heart change and healing. CKET has two mental health professionals on staff: Austin Mikolin, LPC, and Sarah Machold, LMSW, Supervisee in Social Work. Our staff has attended trainings through NL and continue to grow through the online course offerings. We couple NL principals with natural horsemanship methods, such as Carolyn Resnick, to help our clients explore their relational patterns and needs. While we work with a broad range of clients from adults to children to families, our main passion lies with adolescents and helping to work through their trauma and relationship difficulties.
– Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia – Licensed Master of Social Work, Supervisee pursuing Licensure in Clinical Social Work – Attended NL Fundamentals Training and continued courses through online learning – Trained in trauma-informed care through various organizations (e.g., NL, Mental Health First Aid, ACEs) – Trained in crisis response and suicide prevention (e.g., ASSIST, Suicide 2 Hope)