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The HEAL method helps thousands of people worldwide make long and lasting strides back to being healthy, happy, reconnected people. Click here to learn more!

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Leigh Shambo writes books, holds workshops, and teaches 1-on-1 or group courses online & in-person to help therapists thru each step of the EFPL Certification. Click here to read about how she became the authority on using horses in therapy.

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Leigh Shambo, MSW, LPCC

Leigh Shambo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is widely recognized for authoring HEAL-sponsored research on Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is regularly invited to teach and facilitate throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

Formerly a professional horse trainer, Leigh discovered that the horses could be teachers in their own right when tragedy required her to face a journey of emotional healing.