The Mane Thing, LLC
The Mane Thing, LLC officially came into existence as a Texas LLC in 2018. Kristen, Founder & CEO, is a Certified Professional Coach ("CPC"), with a degree and years of experience and education in the fields of mental health and wellness. As a QMHP, Kristen is certified to assess and provide behavioral support and skills training to youth and adults in the State of Texas. She is a Certified Mental Health Peer Specialist and Certified Professional Coach, guided and bound by a specific Code of Ethics.
At The Mane Thing, LLC, we offer many forms of behavioral, emotional and social wellness and support, and we specialize in facilitating a human-equine connection. Relating to one of our equine friends ultimately enables Clients to better understand themselves. Although still a budding field, the research backing the human-horse relationship and the effectiveness of equine-assisted learning and support is not only fascinating, but abundant, and some of that research has been made available via this website.
Coaching services are available in person or video/call - you choose what works best for you. Kristen's experience includes working with teens in Residential Treatment Centers and youth and adults through county providers of mental health services. She maintains her credentials each year through Continuous Education and by volunteering extensively at Dream Catcher Stables, Inc., a non-profit organization that generously serves youth and adults with disabilities.
While Equine-Assisted Therapy and Learning may still be a fairly unknown field, Kristen knew she wanted to work with teens and adults who were struggling with self-esteem, confidence and limited support many years ago. She understands the limits that anxiety, ADHD and self-medication can levy on one's goals and dreams, and the techniques she developed were so successful that she began talking with others about their challenges, and this motivated her to turn her passion into a career.
If you have any questions about our methods, or would like to schedule a consultation, please get in touch today.