IN EVERY SESSION, A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AND AN EQUINE SPECIALIST, ALONG WITH PARTICIPANTS AND HORSES, WORK TOGETHER TO REACH TREATMENT GOALS.
The Mental Health Professional focuses on the emotional safety of the participants, creates treatment plans, and ensures ethical practice. The Mental Health Professional also helps to build on the horse behaviors by creating a metaphorical bridge for the client from what is happening in the arena, to what is transpiring in their own lives, families, or workplace.
The Equine Specialist helps to maintain physical safety for participants and horses, works with the Mental Health Professional to structure sessions, offers observations of horse behavior, and keeps notes documenting horse behaviors in session.
Licensed Professional Counselor
EAGALA Mental Health Specialist
Gay Lyn White is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor, with a master’s degree in counseling, and a bachelors in psychology.
Her specialties include Depression, Anxiety, Marital relationships and Women’s issues. She has worked with the community domestic violence crisis center for several years, and LDS Family Services, a private practice in Ogden and with Youth outpatient for Weber Human Services.
Gay Lyn states that her most important accomplishment by far is being a mother of 5 great children/spouses and her 14 grandchildren.
Gay Lyn is an avid traveler and therefore claims the “world” as her hometown. She is currently working on writing a book to continue spreading hope in a darker world. Her passion is to be a vessel to provide hope, light and encouragement to everyone she can!
EAGALA Equine Specialist
Derek completed his bachelors degree at Southern Utah University in Equine Studies and Animal Science.