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Equine-Assisted Therapy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Waco, TX

My interest in equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) grew out of my life-long love for horses. Like many others before me, I instinctively understood the connection that can be made between horses and the humans who interact with them. My passion for horses and interest in EAP brought me to learn about the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model. I have attended EAGALA conferences in the United States and received training in Ireland and Germany. This model created the foundation for my work with clients as they explore their capacities for problem solving through challenges presented by the equine partnership.


I continue to expand my knowledge and experience in equine and animal assisted therapy in order to create a safe and rich environment where people gain insights to themselves and their relationships. I invite you to learn more about these modalities through the resources I have listed below.

 Acquire confidence and overcome anxiety
Broaden your understanding of interpersonal relationships
Challenge yourself as you develop new approaches to tackling problems.

The ABC's of Equine-Assisted Therapy


Resources for Equine-Assisted Therapy

Book Recommendations, Blogs, Podcasts curated by Dr. Baier

What Clients Say

"2010 was a tough year on our marriage. Seems like we spent more time arguing and finding ways not to get along than anything else. It finally led to us getting divorced late that year. Shortly after we were divorced, we both realized that we were unhappy apart. We agreed that we needed help, which lead to an internet search, which lead us to Margaret. Margaret made us feel comfortable from our very first meeting which allowed the both of us to speak freely and to take a hard look at ourselves and see that we were doing things that we couldn't see before, that hurt our marriage.
At first, we met weekly, we actually looked forward to it. To make a long story short, because of the help we received from Margaret, our relationship mended, and we remarried in 2011. Is everything perfect---nope, but Margaret helped us see that it doesn't need to be, probably won't be, but we're happy. We know if we ever need to talk to someone in the future, we have Margaret!!! Thanks Margaret!!!!!
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