|A personal note from Kathy:|
My husband, Micky, and I have lived in Kerrville, Texas for 25+ years. We have two sons and one granddaughter. I have had a private practice in Kerrville for almost 15 years. Prior to that, I worked as a Special Counselor for Kerrville Independent School District. Micky manages the pharmacy at Walmart in Kerrville.
I earned a BS in Education from Southwest Texas State in 1977 and a MA in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1994. All of my experience in the schools has been in working with Special Education and At Risk students. I completed additional hours of study through Capella University to complete the State Board requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor and started my private practice in 1999.
I enjoy water and snow skiing, kayaking, back-packing and generally just being outside, but most of all I love just hanging out with my horses. As a child, I rode horses occasionally and did take riding lessons, but I never had the opportunity to make horses part of my life. What little experience I had with them did give me a sense that there was something magical about being around them.
At age 50, I purchased my first horse and at that point my journey into the healing power of horses began. Steve, my friend, school administrator and equine specialist, taught me about horse psychology and horse behavior. I experienced first hand how horses can facilitate personal growth and awareness.
I began to wonder how I could use horses in psychotherapy and while researching, I discovered EAGALA, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. EAGALA’s model provided a professional framework for Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy, and I completed the EAGALA certification program in May 2007. EquiQuest was formed in April 2007.