Judith is the founder of Heart to Heart Equine Assisted Therapy a service providing psychological therapies in the presence of horses located in rural Victoria, Australia. Judith is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW), Clinical Family Therapist (AAFT), Bereavement Therapist and Equine Interaction Practitioner- Mental Health. Judith has extensive counselling experience working with individuals, children, young people, and families and she provides professional clinical/external supervision to allied health and mental health practitioners.
Judith provides evidence-based treatments to deal with emotional and psychological difficulties drawing on a range of treatment modalities such as, animal assisted therapy, somatic experiencing, behavioural and cognitive interventions, relaxation, grounding and mindfulness strategies, social engagement, family relationship therapies and bereavement interventions. Including horses in her practice has greatly enhanced the outcomes of service users. Judith is extremely passionate about advocating the unconditional support and spiritual healing that horses offer humans.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
Area of Speciality: Chemical Dependency, Co Dependency, PeriNatal Substance Abuse. Group Facilitation with Women, Men, and Post Partum Depression. Worked in Dual Diagnosis treatment and Psychiatric Evaluations alone with crisis interventions. Developed and facilitated Parenting Group for fathers regarding reunification with their family and children.
Specialty Area: Adults, depression, anxiety and dissociative disorders, grief/loss, life transitions and the inclusion of horses in Mental Health Treatment utilizing EMDR
Kids; teens; couples and women ready to make a shift in their 2nd half of life; Women’s empowerment specialist
Area of Speciality: Relationship issues
Areas of Speciality: Substance use treatment, trauma, EMDR trained, all ages, individuals and groups
Area of Specialty: Psychotherapy with the help of horses
Individuals; families; small groups; relationships and bereavement