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Amy Kelley is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with children from hard places for many years. She has training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, reactive attachment disorder, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and children with developmental disabilities., Amy has three adult children and fostered a number of children throughout the past two decades. Amy enjoys using horses, art, music, and creativity to help children become healthy and happy.
Amy began training horses professionally when she was eight years old and teaching riding lessons when she was 16 years old, more than 30 years ago. She rode in Combined Training events throughout the northwest region and foxhunted on the east coast. Amy graduated from United States Pony Club as an HA, a national ranking, then continued instructing. She later returned to training young horses and became a 4-H leader. Amy currently teaches lessons for students on their own horses at their property, will meet them at a local haul-in arena, and has a lesson horse available in certain circumstances.
Sorry, Amy is not currently accepting new clients!
Chrissy is a licensed master-level social worker with years of experience working with children and families. Her experience includes direct practice, program review, and leadership development in the child welfare system as well as private insurance, and education related to trauma-informed practice. She is a Trust-Based Relational Interventions practitioner with training in family-centered practice and attachment theory. She is a wife, mother of four, and has two fur babies. She enjoys music (especially playing the piano and singing), listening to podcasts, exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Chrissy’s approach involves helping children and families build connections while creating environments that support well-being.
Chrissy is accepting new clients for in person and telehealth appointments!
Misti Collins is a licensed master-level social worker with many years experience working with children and families. She has worked with Child Protection Services and in the in-patient unit at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Misti is married, has four children, and a grandson! She is a skilled equestrian and enjoys riding her Harley. She also has a business custom painting motorcycles. Misti loves being able to help young people become healthy and live their best lives.
Misti is accepting new clients for telehealth appointments!
Haley is a clinical social worker who recently graduated with her Masters in Clinical Social Work, from Walden University. She has two Bachelor's degrees, in Psychology and Sociology. She has always wanted to help people be their best selves and says she has finally found the right path and mentors to do so. Haley grew up in a military family where she learned that everyone has different struggles. She believes each person experiences their own way and one person’s journey is not more or less difficult than any one else’s. She loves working with kids and want to help them become happy, healthy, and safe. Haley has three kids of her own who love to go to the park and do art work. During the summer they spend time outside gardening, playing outside, and going on walks. Her personal hobbies are quilting, knitting, gardening, and learning new things. Haley has also served as a Targeted Care Coordinator and provided Skill Training and Development services, and CBRS Skill Building services,. She offers individual, family, and equine therapy on Fridays and some evenings.
Sorry, Haley is not currently accepting new clients!
Ken works in the office as a customer support specialist, responding to inquiries and records requests, scheduling transportation, and helping the office with technology. He is currently a junior in the social work program at LCSC and has a degree from Walla Walla Community College. Ken reports he has a history of pretty significant ADHD and can relate to many of of young people who are finding school and life difficult because of their own challenges with ADHD. Ken currently also supports some of our groups, working alongside children individually when they need extra support, and teaches music skills as part of music therapy with a clinician.
Kate Lustig graduated from LCSC with her bachelor degree in psychology in May 2022. Kate grew up on a farm where her grandpa taught her how to care for horses and her aunts taught her to ride. She was a member of the Cottonwood Riding Club riding in o-mok-sees and representing the club as royalty. In high school she did horse 4-H, which taught her the basics of training and showing horses. Kate has always enjoyed working with children, having worked for three years at a daycare, worked at the LC Valley Youth Resource Center, and is a volunteer at the Willow Center for grieving children. With her experiences, Kate is excited to be a CBRS worker doing horse therapy and other group therapies including sewing and art.
She also teaches private riding lessons and helps lead the Barn Rats 4-H club.
Mae has lived and worked on the Palouse all of her life and grew up on her family farm. She has a passion for children and all kinds of fluffy animals. Mae has been riding horses since she was in the sixth grade. She rides both English and Western. Mae has also received an Associates of Arts from Spokane Falls Community College. and is currently a junior at Lewis-Clark State College where she is earning her bachelor's degree in Social Work.
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Faith has grown up on her family's farm in Kuna, Idaho. She has grown up riding horses since she could walk. She is a western rider. Faith has a huge passion for all sorts of animals and riding. She loves being outdoors, whether it is four wheeling, camping, hiking in the mountains, or wake surfing. But by far her favorite is being with her horses. She is a senior at LCSC. She is getting her BSW and minoring in psychology. Faith is excited to mix her passion of riding horses and helping kids.
Audrey's roots in the Boise area and her cherished experiences on her great aunt's horse ranch in Garden Valley shaped her affinity for animals. Her journey to help others began as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in an adult family home, complemented by volunteer work at the Idaho Humane Society. During her internship with KKR, Audrey discovered her passion for assisting children and recognizing the therapeutic potential of furry companions. Currently pursuing a major in Psychology and Behavioral Science at LCSC, she aspires to further her impact through a master's in counseling. Audrey's commitment to understanding the dynamic relationship between psychology, human behavior, and the healing power of animals underscores her dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
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Sydney is a wonderful rider who enjoys teaching our younger members and working with young horses. She is a sophomore at Lewiston High School and a member of the LC Valley Rodeo Club. Her favorite things to do with her horse are everything, she couldn't chose a favorite. She teaches horsemanship skills and is an outstanding mentor and role model for our young riders.
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