Meet Sara & The Herd

 

Sara B. Willerson, LCSW is an equine facilitated therapist in North Texas. She is a graduate of Hollins University and Smith College School for Social Work.  Horses have been part of her life since childhood. In 2001 she was given a book by her father, The Tao of Equus, by Linda Kohanov, that changed her path personally and professionally. Upon reading this book, Sara knew that her passion and purpose had finally joined up! After completing an Equine Experiential Learning apprenticeship program with Eponaquest in 2003, she created Horses, Heart & Soul®, LLC, an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy practice for children and adults. Now located at WolfTree Ranch in Pilot Point, TX, Sara and a very special herd of horses offer transformational healing in a nature based setting.

Sara is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International, and the Society for Shamanic Practitioners. She is an Advanced Approved Instructor with Eponaquest and is tri-certified with and a board member of Equine Facilitated Wellness Canada (EFW-Can). She has presented at multiple conferences including the NASW Texas Conference in Austin, TX (2005), The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation Conference in Belfast, Ireland (2010), The Women of India Leadership Summit in New Delhi, India (2013), the National NASW Conference in Washington D.C. (2014), the Healing With Horse Symposium in Aubrey, TX (2016), The Texas Association for Play Therapy conference in Austin, TX (2017), and the PATH Region 8 Conference (2017).

Her equine facilitated psychotherapy practice has been showcased in several publications, including Southwest Airlines’ “Spirit” magazine (Sept. 2006), the self published books, Journey To The Heart Through The Way of the Horse (2013) and Straight From The Stalls; Horse Inspired Wisdom Journal (2017), and co-author of a chapter in The Use of the Creative Therapies In Treating Depression (2015). She hosts two Internet radio shows, “Horses, Heart & Soul” and “Messages From The Herd,” on NaturesChannel.FM showcasing “Horse Wisdom Straight From The Stalls.”

Sara’s professional experience has focused on working with clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, and life transitions. Horses, Heart & Soul, ® offers individual, family, couples, group, and workshop sessions for children and adults. Together with her equine partners, Sara invites children and adults to experience the transformational healing power of the horse outside of the traditional office environment.