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Individual equine assisted psychotherapy session.


THERAPY
TEAM

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.

Nicole Murray

SWC, MSW, HAEI-SW

Therapist

She | Her | Hers

Nicole is a Clinical Social Work Candidate (CSWC) who graduated with an MSW from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work with a concentration in Family Systems and a certificate in Human-Animal-Environment Interactions in Social Work in 2024.


Nicole grew up in New Jersey and earned her BS in Animal Science with minors in Equine Science and Teacher Education from Rutgers University in 2007. Nicole worked as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor at The Seeing Eye for 15 years before her passion for mental health and intergenerational healing led her to clinical social work.

 

Nicole takes a trauma-informed, humanistic approach to psychotherapy inviting somatic awareness to emotional and relational patterns including interactions with horses and the natural world to enhance the therapeutic process. Nicole approaches therapy from a strengths-based, attachment-focused lens integrating Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion-Focused Therapy (for couples, individuals, and families), Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Play Therapy, ARC (Attachment Regulation Competency), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Nicole works with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan and is passionate about supporting children and their families especially those involved in the child welfare system. 

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