Individual equine assisted psychotherapy session.


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 is a registered psychotherapist. She holds a Masters Degree from Prescott College and is a certified Gestalt Equine Psychotherapist. She offeres equine assisted therapy to individuals, couples and families.

Alison McCabe, BA, BEd, GEP, MS (2017)
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Alison McCabe is a registered psychotherapist, certified Gestalt Equine Psychotherapist (2013), and internship student (MS, Prescott College, 2017). She has over four 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, 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. She offers a loving, humorous, and emphatic presence, as well as a deep love and respect for what the horses have to offer. 



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Carina Kellenberger,
Clinical Supervisor

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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.  

Casey Jordan is a Therapy Intern at Medicine Horse. She is a third year graduate student in the Masters of Social Work program through Boise State University.

Casey Jorden,

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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. Additionally, they are a Clinical Social Work Candidate registered through the state of Colorado. Casey was also a past intern with Medicine Horse and is now thrilled to be one of the therapists on the team.  Their love for horses began at an early age and guided them from childhood, all the way through their teenage years. Throughout that time she had the chance to witness, as well as personally experience, the powerful impact that horses have on humans and is now eager to share the therapeutic benefits that horses offer to clients. Casey is an advocate and member of the LGBTQ+ community and is passionate about helping to empower all people to find a way to allow their true authentic selves to shine through. Casey uses an in the moment, strengths-based, trauma informed approach when working with clients and has completed a Level 1 - Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching training from the Academy for Coaching with Horses. She finds that by validating and working on what is coming up in the present moment for a client is immensely helpful in being able to explore past traumatic events that may still be affecting clients in their day to day lives and the horses are very impactful in helping with this process. Casey has worked with clients ranging from young children to teenagers, as well as adults and families who are working through trauma, life difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-confidence, as well as relationships and behaviors that may be affecting a client's life. She is currently accepting individual clients, families, couples, and also facilitates groups at Medicine Horse.





Sarah Nicholson, Intern
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Sarah is a third year graduate student studying at Naropa University. Originally from Louisiana, she has called Colorado home for the past 10 years. She offers equine sessions to individuals and couples.


Her approach to working with clients is rooted in Gestalt therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and body-centered techniques which are supported by working with horses. Sarah brings a gentle and compassionate energy into each session and allows space and time to explore beliefs and patterns that may be impacting your life.

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Chelsea Ernst, Intern
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Chelsea is a first year graduate student at the University of Denver, mastering in Social Work with a concentration in mental health, as well as a certification in Human-Animal-Environment Interaction.


Chelsea is new to Colorado and has previously lived and worked in Chile, California, and Oregon, working with varying populations throughout group homes, residential treatment facilities, non-profit organizations, and emergency shelters. Chelsea has always felt a deep connection to animals and to the outdoors growing up. Not too long ago, she had the opportunity to volunteer in an Equine Therapy Program, as well as work with a stallion, which truly shifted her perspective as to what kind of mental health therapy she wants to specialize in for her future profession.

Chelsea is so grateful to be part of the team and to learn in depth about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She comes to Medicine Horse with an open heart and an open mind, humbled to be here and excited for the journey ahead.


Michaela Brantley, Intern
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Michaela is a first-year graduate student at the University of Denver, Master of Social Work program. She is concentrating in mental health and becoming certified in Human-Animal-Environment Interaction. 


Michaela was born and raised in Texas. She completed her bachelor's in psychology at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. She then spent 16 months living, traveling, and working with horses in New Zealand. While living abroad, Michaela discovered the incredible ability that horses have to heal. She felt inspired to share the opportunity to connect with animals with as many people as possible.


She is now living and learning in Colorado and absolutely loving it. Michaela is grateful for the opportunity to learn in such a welcoming environment and is excited to be a part of the Medicine Horse team. 

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