Carrie serves as the Assistant Director in a part-time role for Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga. Carrie has been an integral leader in the process of founding and developing Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga into the organization that it is today. She is also a licensed mental health therapist and administrator who began her career working with children and families in Schenectady in 2011. After joining ECS Psychological Services in 2013, she began meeting patients at a barn in Ballston Spa and it was clear to her how impactful working with horses was to the treatment of her patients. By 2017 Carrie took on the role of Director of Equine Programs and began to train other therapists to use equine assisted psychotherapy in their practice. Carrie says, “I was so excited when THS was founded in 2018 because I knew it would allow for my love of horses and interest in their role in therapy to expand to help so many in our community. Each horse has their own unique personality and getting to spend my days with them is truly a dream come true. I love using equine assisted psychotherapy with kids and teens and especially love running equine therapy groups for those populations. It is great to see how much we have to learn from horses and each other.”
Interesting facts about Carrie:

  • I do not like to sit still!
  • I hike a lot with my family and dogs
  • I love to go line dancing!