A few words about me

Dr. Steidle with her horse
  • Have you ever felt pulled in too many directions, stressed out, and not able to say “no” for fear of disappointing others?
  • Maybe you take care of others, but it feels like no one is there to take care of you?
  • Do fears get in the way of professional or life goals?
  • Perhaps you have self-defeating, negative thoughts that you can't turn off?
  • Or maybe you do not enjoy things that you once loved doing?
  • I'm here to help

    Who am I?

    I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and certified equine psychotherapist, but you might also call me a “horse whisperer.” With my horse co-therapist I help you increase your self-awareness, meet goals and eliminate emotional pain.

    What do I do?

    I help people set and reach goals and find greater meaning and success in their lives.

    Horses have always been a huge part of my life and they have been valuable teachers and healers.  Through my years of riding horses, I have had some falls resulting in injuries.  Imagine a friend telling me that seeing a doctor meant that I was too weak to recover from these injuries on my own.  Or that I shouldn’t feel pain or fear?  Asking for help is brave. Top professional and Olympic athletes ask for help in their pursuit of greatness. You do not need to tough it out on your own.  Improving your mental health does not mean that there is something wrong with you.  Just as physical therapy helps your body heal, psychotherapy is a tool that lets you explore your inner world so your mind can heal.

    How do I help?

    I know from over 20 years of supporting and encouraging people that your life can be happy and less distressing. I believe courageous people who are willing to try something different can change their world.

    Integrating horses into the therapeutic process can shed light on feelings, even when they are unclear to us.

    I guide people in self exploration, making connections so that they can manage emotions.  My clients build skills, so they learn how to handle internal (emotions) and external (situations such as work) stresses. Together we explore, figuring out what thoughts and feelings get in your way.  Together, we create a plan to help you move forward.

    Contact me today

    I understand that you may be still on the fence and not ready to commit yet.  That’s ok.  I hope that you schedule* a free 15 minute phone consultation and we can explore if working together would be a good fit.

    *Please note Dr. Steidle is full and temporarily not accepting new individual therapy clients. Please check back to this site regularly for availability updates.