I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have had a private practice in Valencia, CA since 2006. I see individuals, couples, teens, and families and accept most insurance plans.
I am an EAGALA Certified (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association) Equine Specialist and Mental Health Practioner. I have an Equine assisted practice called Horse Wisdom Alchemy and Strides-Wellness. I am also the producer for the upcoming Documentary "Coyote" on Don Edwards, Cowboy Singer.
The team consists of a equine specialist, a mental health practioner, and the horses. Horses have the ability to mirror emotions because they are prey animals and are very sensitive to their environment. Clients are encouraged to create an example of their world in a arena and given a task to achieve. There is no riding and no horse experience is necessary.
The modality is experiental incorporating the horse as a metaphor for change. We believe that clients have the best solutions for themselves and allow them to experiment, take risks, and creativity to find their own answers.
Equine therapy can be used for family strife, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, grief and loss, and addiction problems.
Please call 661-373-6259 to schedule an appointment in office or arena. Look for "Coyote" the Don Edwards documentary in 2015.