Animals have always been a large part of Carrie's life. As a small child she could often be found asleep on the porch with a cat. Horses came and went throughout her life, but it wasn't until adulthood when she realized the true beauty and healing power of horses.
Having her own hard life experiences, Carrie chose to believe that God was the creator of healing. It was during her own restorative journey that she felt led to go back to school to receive the education needed to assist others to heal and grow from their own experiences. Carrie became an intern at Take Heart in the summer of 2019, learning how to use equine assisted therapy techniques with clients in a wide variety of situations. With dedicated perseverance Carrie graduated from Capitol Seminary Graduate School in 2020 with her Masters in counseling with a focus of Clinical Mental Health and from Lancaster Bible College with her Bachelors in Science focused on Professional Counseling and Biblical Studies. Carrie received her Certified Trauma Professional Certificate (CTP) in October 2021. Throughout the next several years she will be working on additional credentialing such as licensure processing, as well as getting certified through Natural Lifemanship with trauma-informed equine interventions. She has a passionate heart for church hurt desiring to walk along side others while they process. Additionally, Carrie is comfortable working with individuals who have experienced trauma believing since it happens in relationship it is healed in relationship. When there is trauma there is also grief which is an area she finds great value in visiting with individuals. Walking through life transitions with another is what Carrie is all about.
In her free time, Carrie enjoys riding her horse Sally, a Percheron draft cross; as well as traveling, cooking, watching movies, and spending time with friends.
To contact Carrie, call or text 717-983-8432, or email Carrie@TakeHeartCounseling.com.