Kendra Twitty, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in SC who has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health profession. She is a trained Forensic Interviewer and is a qualified expert witness in trauma related issues throughout the court systems. As a nationally certified therapist in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR trained, TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Practitioner, and Certified Natural Lifemanship trainer, she specializes in Complex and Acute Trauma and uses evidence based treatment models in her therapeutic approach. Kendra is the owner and operator of Hope & Horses LLC, an Equine Assisted Therapy & Learning program; She presents at National Conferences on the topics of Trauma work, Equine Assisted Therapy and is co-author of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) endorsed book, "EquiPower." After 30 years of working with horses, Kendra continues to partner with horses to support individuals in developing healthy relationships with self and others.
Ann O’Brien, MS, NCSC is a retired Nationally Certified School Counselor and Guidance Department Chair, who has over 35 years of experience working in the mental health profession. Certified with a MS in Professional Counseling, she specializes in working with students K-12 and their families. As a trained Traumatic Loss Counselor she supports individuals during trauma work using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ann is the co-founder of H.O.P.E. LLC, an Equine Assisted Learning program; is EAGALA Advanced Certified, and an EAGALA Mentor. She presents at National Conferences on the topics of Trauma work, Equine Assisted Therapy and is the co- author of two EAGALA endorsed books: Equi-fit: Health and Wellness through Horses, and EquiPower. After 30 years, Ann continues to partner with horses in order to empower individuals to develop healthy relationships with self and others.