This is me. I'm a person who works with images but can never find one I like of myself.
I am comfortable with that duality. That things can be both acceptable and not acceptable in the same exact moment.
Most people walking through my door can relate to that connundrum: mixed feelings. Mixed feelings are part of life: "bittersweet" "take the good with the bad" "pros and cons" are part of the lexicon.
At times, the "good" can become overshadowed by the "bad". My goal is to be a good partner on the road of life when things get overshadowed.
If you or someone you love is in need, please reach out. I am here to help.
MandyRutherfordLCSW@gmail.com or if you prefer to text: please include your cell number and let me know the best number to text.
Interested in working with horses? I now offer Equine Therapy at Counseling Solutions located in Killeen. Please reach out for more information.
Creativity is a tool to help heal. Whether it's stress, illness or simply to find balance in a hectic and chaotic world - the benefits of creative connection can be life changing. Working with images is a way to find relief without the pressures and misunderstandings that often limit traditional therapies.
If you are interested in learning more about the profession find additional offerings
Trauma-informed care is a neuro-sequential model of therapeutics that aligns therapeutic activities with stages of brain development in an attempt to facilitate healthy reorganization of neurological pathways under the assumption that such reorganization of earlier stages of brain development will ultimately benefit higher-level cognitive functioning.
I work with both adults and children to help heal from the symptoms and stressors associated with past trauma.
Not familiar with the different types of therapies? No problem! Schedule a Consult and we'll figure out what works for you.
Using the creative process during therapy is an excellent method to cut through the language barrier. Word-based communcation is fraught with miscues, misunderstandings and misjudgements.
If you or someone you love is feeling the stress of the job backing up on them - please reach out.
Helping those who serve or have served find effective, evidence-based approaches to managing trauma and traumatic stress, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, or creeping burn-out is my priority
We do all of our work in a natural quiet private setting that provides the opportunity for human brains to regulate and begin to heal. Activities taking place during therapy sessions are specifically targeted to therapeutic goals which are set during intake sessions and are re-evaluated throughout the process. Often our therapy teams work in tandem with Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals
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Also based on the work of Dr. Bruce Perry and Bessel van der Kolk, equine therapy is an effective way of regulating the nervous system through experiential work.
“This modality is an innovative trauma-specific intervention. It is a specialized and highly effective mental health treatment model for individuals and families impacted by complex trauma.” – Natural LIfemanship
Equine therapy has gained national attention due to its efficacy in healing – with scientific data to support the effect it has on the brain.