Dr. Steidle is a licensed clinical psychologist and an EAGALA Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. With twenty years of experience, Dr. Steidle’s expertise lies in traditional psychotherapy and EAGALA Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Steidle has expertise in multiple areas of mental health, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, spectrum disorders, loss, grief, ADHD, and eating disorders.

Dr. Steidle has extensive experience as a clinician, supervisor, and manager of clinical teams. Dr. Steidle has worked in residential treatment centers, community mental health, outpatient clinics, and equine therapy ranches for the past twenty years.

Dr. Steidle received her doctoral degree from the California School of Professional Psychology and is one of the first psychologists to be trained and certified in the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Dr. Steidle works with adults, adolescents, children, families, and groups.

Dr. Steidle specializes in utilizing the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in addition to traditional psychotherapy models to enhance and alleviate:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Spectrum Difficulties
  • Substance Use and Sobriety

Equine Assisted Therapy has shown evidence-based efficacy in clients to cope, empower, and heal. For many clients, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in conjunction with traditional talk therapy can be very powerful in moving the client forward in areas where they may be stuck or afraid to venture.

Dr. Steidle, a licensed clinical psychologist and Certified EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, collaborates closely with your primary therapist, M.D., and parents to identify goals and interventions based on the client’s presenting concerns and needs. Dr. Steidle discusses comprehensive goals and immediate needs to develops an effective Equine Assisted Psychotherapy plan with the client, parents, and primary Aspiring Families clinician for optimal interventions and functioning for women, men, adolescents, and children.

After a free consultation phone call, Dr. Steidle meets with you at the ranch, which is 15 minutes East of Aspiring Families, Center for Mental Health. In conjunction with Dakota (Aspiring Families’ therapy horse), Dr. Steidle will walk you through a deeper understanding of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and the expectations, goals, and structure for the 50-60 minute sessions.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with a licensed clinical psychologist is reimbursable by your insurance based on your PPO plan coverage.

Our unique team approach with expert therapists, M.D.s, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy provides you with exceptional evidence-based mind-body interventions for a holistic approach to your wellness and healing.