EAMH Clinical Team at Healing Reins
Lisa Bradley :: Equine Assisted Mental Health Clinical Manager LPC, R-DMT
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Dance/Movement Therapist
After completing an internship integrating Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), Lisa obtained a Masters of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in December 2011. Since receiving her credentials, Lisa has begun a private, somatic psychotherapy practice, inviting teens and adults to experience the therapeutic value of a body-based perspective in therapy, with and without the co-facilitation of horses. Over the past 12 years, Lisa has been supporting individuals who are experiencing grief and loss, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and more. Lisa is dedicated to providing a practice with a compassionate, multi-culturally sensitive approach. She is invested in continuing her education in equine and somatic therapy practices, and is currently working as the Clinical Manager of the Equine Assisted Mental Health Clinic at Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center. She is awed by the healing power of both Dance/Movement Therapy and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy from personal experience and professional training, and thus is passionate about providing these therapeutic modalities for others in a journey towards health.
Sharen Meyers :: Equine Assisted Mental Health LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Sharen is a licensed clinical social worker working with Healing Reins and Thrive Mental Health Clinic. Sharen received her Masters in Social Work at Aurora University in Illinois in 1999 and has worked in hospice and behavioral health settings for over 20 years. She provides support to individuals experiencing chronic health issues, grief/loss, care giving stress/fatigue, life transitions, low esteem, anxiety, depression, spirituality and more.
Sharen worked two years as an animal (canine) assisted therapist in a county behavioral health department in Illinois and one year at a cancer treatment center in Oregon. She believes strongly in the unique qualities of learning and bonding that can happen between all sentient beings, including that of equine with humans, for healing, improving relationships, and deepening our sense of meaning, connections and well being.
Outside of work, you’ll find Sharen hiking, reading and ignoring housework.
Debbie Taylor :: Equine Assisted Mental Health LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Debbie is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) specializing in anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationship issues and PTSD. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Masters of Counseling at Oregon State University, Cascades. Debbie began as a counselor in the middle and high schools in Bend providing mental health to teens and families and has a passion for helping people function together in a way that is happy and healthy for all involved.
Growing up around horses in California Debbie understands the unique healing qualities that horses can provide through connection and engagement. Horses allow us to discover new learning opportunities and increase our personal growth outside of a traditional office setting. She utilizes a strength-based approach integrating empathy and acceptance to help clients overcome difficult stressors and overwhelming emotions. Debbie has received training with Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) Tier 1, 2, 3 to work as a civilian professional with military awareness. Debbie is trained in EMDR and dedicated to providing support through CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. Together Debbie and her clients build skills to navigate life’s complexities and increase motivation.
When not at the barn Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, wandering around local hiking trails, listening to music and exploring adventures through books.
Addie Rassier :: Equine Assisted Mental Health LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Addie has been providing clinical services in many diverse locations and settings since 2007. She has focused on supporting children, teens and adults impacted by trauma, anxiety, and depression. Currently she is completing the Equine Assisted Mental Health certification at University of Denver’s School of Human Animal Connection to support her clinical understanding of the added benefits of equine interaction in a therapeutic setting.
Native to Oregon, Addie has been lucky to have incorporated horses into her life and looks for new opportunities to bring horses and people together.