Meet Our Staff

Eagala Logo FINAL 2-TAGQualifications:

The therapists and equine specialists of Mane Support are certified through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association).  We have completed a comprehensive training and certification program in the EAGALA Model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and  Equine Assisted Learning.

In addition, experience, degrees, and certifications are held in the fields of equine training and management, child development, and thanatology (the academic study of death among humans).

 

Kimberly Henry

Kimberly Henry                                                                 

Founder and CEO of Mane Support, Author, Speaker

Kimberly’s passion of 15 years of hospice work with children and adults allowed her the vision for a different way of healing.  With horses always being a part of her life, she developed Mane Support, an equine assisted grief counseling program for those who have experienced a death, who are anticipating the death of someone they know or who have experienced other types of trauma and PTSD issues.  Whether in the schools, in the community or at the barn, Kimberly’s business model allows for learning, growth and healing.

Being certified through EAGALA, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association at the Advanced Level pursuing Advanced Standing and ADEC, Association for Death, Education and Counseling, she is also an international speaker and educator regarding equine assisted counseling and nonprofit development.  Her experiences have led her to share the knowledge that she has gained from the horses and those she has met through her books, Hoof to Heart, Henry the Horse and His Very Special Gift and Looking through the Eyes of Hope. 

Kimberly considers all that she has learned, continues to learn from both people and horses and the opportunities she has to share those experiences to assist others, a God given gift and her life’s greatest honor.

          laurel-website-picture   Laurel  Jones

Facilities and Volunteer Coordinator & Intern                                                                                                                                                                        Laurel  is  a  student  at  Johnson  University  and  is  seeking  her  undergraduate  degree  in   Human  Services  in  Counseling.  She  will  be  pursuing  a  Master  of  Arts  Degree  in  Counseling   upon  finishing  her  undergraduate  degree.  Though  she  is  just  beginning  her  career  as a therapist,  Laurel  is  excited  for  her  work  as  an  Equine  Specialist  and  eventually  a  Mental   Health  Counselor.  She  is  currently  pursuing  her  certification  with  the  Equine  Assisted   Growth  and  Learning  Association  (EAGALA).  She  is  an  intern  at  Mane  Support  as  well  as  the   Operations  and  Facilities  Coordinator.  Horses  have  always  been  a  large  part  of  Laurel’s  life,   and  her  service  at  Mane  Support  only  furthers  the  passion  that  she  has  for  both  horses  and   people!

 

jordan-with-bubbaJordan Bradden

Program Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jordan leads Mane Support’s Supporting Our School’s Program at Coulter Grove Intermediate. She currently holds a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and English Literature from the University of Tennessee and is pursuing her Master’s of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is EAGALA certified as an Equine Specialist and Mental Health Professional. Though she does not have a horse of her own, many still remember Jordan as the “horse girl” from elementary school because her love of horses has always been a huge part of her life and character