HorseSpeak Animal Assisted Counseling

Counselor, MA, APPC

She/Her/Hers

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HorseSpeak Animal Assisted Counseling

Counselor, MA, APPC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

HorseSpeak Equine Assisted Counseling
Burson, CA 95225
Call Marybeth Wiefels
(209) 772-3871
Offers online therapy

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About

Are you an animal lover? If a four-legged co-therapist sounds good, then you will love our center. The office is located on a beautiful ranch where animals abound. You can choose to talk in the office with a dog at your feet, a cat in your lap, or just enjoy the view of the horse pasture from the window. If walking and talking is easier, we can stroll the grounds, sit by the duck pond, or pet goats in the petting zoo. Or try Equine Assisted Counseling, an effective, experiential approach to therapy. You will interact with horses who act as a mirror, allowing you to gain valuable insights and solutions. The choice is yours.
Dr. Wendy Smith is the clinical director and supervises Marybeth Wiefels, a professional clinical counselor . We take a collaborative approach and trust that you will know what feels right. We'll ask a lot of questions designed to help you sort out your thoughts and experiences. And we help you figure out what actions will help you get what you want.
At HorseSpeak, we specialize in being non-traditional. The idea of sitting in a clinical office talking to a stranger can be daunting. We want you to feel safe and comfortable. If you have felt reluctant about taking this step, this is just the place to reach out and give it a try

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • Prelicense: California / APPC8520
  • Supervisor: DR Wendy Smith
  • Supervisor License: California / PSY15373
Marybeth is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Smith, a clinical psychologist.

Location

HorseSpeak Equine Assisted Counseling
Burson, CA 95225
Call Marybeth Wiefels
(209) 772-3871
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: German
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 24 Jun 2022
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HorseSpeak Animal Assisted Counseling

Counselor, MA, APPC