Prairie is a licensed mental health therapist who utilizes animal assisted interventions in all walks of her mental health practice. She has a master’s degree in professional counseling and a postgraduate degree in military behavioral health counseling. She is certified as an equine assisted psychotherapist and has presented at national conferences on her techniques for providing equine therapy for military members and their families, with special emphasis on transitioning from the military back to civilian life. She consults for several non-profits for veteran and first responder trauma work to include the Lone Survivor Foundation and Horses that Heal.
Prairie is a passionate supporter of emotional support animals as a means of finding hope and healing. She is the Clinical Director of Therapetic and consults for CertaPet, one of the largest emotional support animal companies in the nation. Prairie was recently featured on Military Makeover and in The Guardian documentary Creature Comforts for her work as the founder and developer of Emotional Support Animal Assisted Therapy (ESAAT) to further enhance the effectiveness of emotional support animals, and has developed techniques to decrease anxiety and panic attacks, depressive symptoms, and sleep difficulty. See: journeyswithprairie.com
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