Debbie Taylor :: Equine Assisted Mental Health
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.