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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.

Nicole Murray


Therapy Intern

She | Her | Hers

Nicole is a second-year MSW student at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. She is concentrating in Family Systems and working toward her Human-Animal-Environment Interactions in Social Work certificate. 

Nicole grew up in New Jersey and animals have always had a strong influence in her life; Nicole earned her BS in Animal Science with minors in Equine Science and Teacher Education from Rutgers University where she raised two Seeing Eye puppies. Nicole spent 15 years in her first career as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor at The Seeing Eye. Her passion for mental health and intergenerational healing led her to Colorado and back to horses as they offer opportunities for presence, awareness, and relational lessons in a unique and meaningful way.

Nicole takes a client-centered, trauma-informed, humanistic/existential approach to therapy inviting somatic awareness to emotional and relational patterns. She helps clients learn more about themselves and how they show up in relationship with others through social-emotional learning, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness practices, facilitating self-exploration and growth. Nicole has experienced and witnessed the powerful connection and healing that is possible when in relationship with animals and she facilitates this connection in her therapy work with individuals, couples, and families.

Therapy Intern
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