Mary Ellen Englert is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been a mental health therapist in private practice in Portland for over twenty years, focusing primarily on treating anxiety problems in children, teenagers and adults.  She has been certified as a Mental Health Therapist by EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) for four years. At Forward Stride, Mary Ellen works with children and families and assists with the Equine Mentoring Program for children in foster care.

Besides horseback riding, Mary Ellen enjoys bicycling, gardening, and painting.