Merri is our ambitious and lighthearted Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) Program Manager. Merri thrives in providing treatment to her EFP clients and using the horse to help clients reach new insights and find ways to heal.

Merri has her MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). In addition, she is certified as a Mental Health Specialist and Equine Specialist through Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association (EAGALA)  and is a PATH certified therapeutic riding instructor.

Merri holds 12 years working in the mental health field, five years working as a professional counselor, seven years volunteering at Forward Stride, and a lifelong love for horses and riding. Merri’s three favorite things include riding, reading, and being outdoors!