Empowering individuals and families to find

hope, healing, and wholeness

through therapeutic work with horses.

​​​Meagan L. Good, MA, LPC

Take Heart began with a desire to combine passion with service. Meagan has been fascinated with horses since her first childhood riding lessons. She rode in 4-H for several years and in 2005, purchased her first horse, Charley. As a shy teenager, working with horses built Meagan's confidence, provided a place of peace, and taught life-lessons such as patience, goal-setting, and the value of hard work. She felt called to one day pair her passion for horses with her desire to help people in some way - and received a specific calling to do just that through equine assisted therapy. Meagan earned her master's degree in Professional Counseling from Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA. She obtained her state license as a professional counselor and is studying trauma-focused equine assisted therapy. Meagan opened Take Heart in 2014 with one horse and the blessing of a generous dairy farmer who allowed her to use his horses and property.  She is passionate about empowering clients and families through their healing journeys. Meagan is also an adjunct professor of Equine Assisted Therapy at Lancaster Bible College. She and her husband live on and care for the new Take Heart property in Mohnton, PA. When they are not working on the farm, they enjoy exploring nature, kayaking, and campfires with friends and family.​  For more info on working with Meagan contact her at Meagan@takeheartcounseling.com

Sarah Esh, Prayer Team Leader

​​Sarah had the privilege of growing up around horses and has a passion for working with horses and people. Sarah previously worked as a nurse, and currently is a stay-at-home mom of 2 foster children. She enjoys riding horse, reading, running, and spending time with her husband and family. Through experiencing God's healing in her own life, she is passionate about seeing God bring freedom and healing into peoples' lives. Sarah currently serves as our prayer team leader, helps facilitate groups, and volunteers several mornings a week doing barn duty. If you are interested in joining our prayer team, email Sarah at prayer@takeheartcounseling.com.

Tori Good, Administrative Assistant

Tori lives just a few miles away from Take Heart and is married for 17 years with 2 boys. Tori loves working with the horses and helping out wherever help is needed. Among being a wife and mom and keeping busy in general, she is also a volunteer chaplain at Petra Church and loves to spend time visiting people and showing them how much God loves them. Tori has a real heart to see others receive the healing she has received through counseling. Feel free to contact Tori for general info about sessions, workshops, and volunteering at Tori@takeheartcounseling.com.

Dana Haldeman, Counseling Intern

From an early age, Dana had a strong interest in anything horse related. She took riding lessons for many years and participated in 4-H for one year. Dana also attended her younger brother’s therapeutic riding sessions, where she first saw the healing abilities of horses. Dana’s passion for horses “went underground” for several years and returned in college when she took riding lessons again, which is where she discovered that counseling and horses could be combined. Dana proceeded to do her undergraduate internship at Take Heart and almost a year later decided to return for her practicum and internship. She is completing her final year of her training at Lancaster Bible College for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Aside from horses and counseling, Dana is passionate about working with people who have disabilities and their parents/caregivers and siblings. She loves hearing their individual stories and helping them achieve goals they have made. In her free time, Dana enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading, and learning languages. To contact Dana, email Dana@takeheartcounseling.com.