It takes a dedicated team to help ensure the continuing success of Medicine Horse. These individuals continue to offer their time and energy to help take Medicine Horse to the next level.
Alison McCabe, Hon. B.A, B.Ed., GEP, M.S.
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Alison McCabe is a registered psychotherapist and certified Gestalt Equine Psychotherapist. She has over ten years of working with teens in residential treatment, their families, and individuals. She offers equine sessions for individuals, couples, and families that are struggling with relationships, self-confidence, compulsive or addictive behaviors and patterns, chronic health issues, trauma, and parent-child conflicts. She and the horses work together to bring unconscious patterns and beliefs to awareness, create a more compassionate and empowered relationship to those patterns, and learn to move with and through the blocks that are held in the body and the mind. She offers a loving, humorous, and emphatic presence, as well as a deep love and respect for what the horses have to offer.
LCSW, MSW, AASW
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Carina Kellenberger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Colorado native, who has a lifetime of experience working with horses. She received her master's degree and certification in Animal Assisted Social Work from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work in 2012 and her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado in 2006. She has a unique approach to working with clients that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relational Therapy 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.
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Casey is a graduate of the Masters of Social Work program through Boise State University and also holds a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oregon State University.
Their love for horses began at an early age and guided them from childhood through their teen years. Throughout that time Casey experienced the powerful impact that horses have on humans and is now eager to share with clients the therapeutic benefits that horses offer to us. Casey and the horses offer an understanding, nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their inner and outer world as they work on their therapeutic goals by using an in-the-moment, strengths-based, trauma informed approach with clients. Additionally, Casey was a past Medicine Horse intern and has also completed a Level 1 Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching training from the Academy for Coaching with Horses. Casey is an advocate and member of the LGBTQ+ community and is passionate about helping to empower all people to allow their true authentic selves to shine through. Casey enjoys working with clients ranging from children, teenagers and their families, as well as adults; anyone who wants to work through some of life's difficulties so that they can find harmony in life and relationships or better understand behaviors that may be affecting their life will find working with Casey and the horses to be beneficial. Casey is currently accepting individual clients and families and also facilitates some of the groups at Medicine Horse.
Sarah Nicholson, LPCC
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Sarah is a graduate of Naropa University where she studied Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling.
She is passionate about helping people better know themselves. Sarah believes it is possible to shift patterns, access inner wisdom, connect with our own power, and make choices that lead to well-being, joy, strength, compassion, and confidence. Together, with horses, we will create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore behaviors and beliefs, deepen self-compassion and insight, and make meaningful changes in your life. Vulnerability takes courage and Sarah would be so honored to support you in your healing.
Sarah's approach to therapy is relational, holistic, and body-centered—all things horses naturally model and support. Attachment work, Internal Family Systems, and Gestalt therapy all guide her practice. She offers support with anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, and identity work.
Sarah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Midnite Townsend, Practicum Student
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Midnite is a second-year graduate student at Naropa University getting a masters in Somatic Psychotherapy and Social Justice Counseling.
Growing up in Littleton, CO as a Korean adoptee, Midnite struggled with identity, race, and belonging; often finding movement the only way to heal, take up space, and reconnect to self. When living in Chicago they discovered how important community and diverse representation meant to their journey of acceptance as well. Now back in Colorado, they are excited to explore the power of Equine therapy and is especially curious how working with horses can repair relational trauma and regulate the nervous system.
Away from the stables Midnite performs and teaches aerial arts, pilates, and K-pop dance. They're always on the lookout for ways to add joy, fun, and laughter into their life and is honored to join the Medicine Horse team!