Our Team

The Human-Equine Relational Development Institute®

Veronica Lac, PhD, LPC

Veronica Lac, PhD, LPC

Founder & Executive Director

Veronica Lac, PhD, LPC has 20 years of experience as a corporate trainer and mental health professional, as well as a certified therapeutic riding instructor, providing her with an integrated perspective to Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning (EFPL). Her academic background includes a Masters in Training and Performance Management, a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy, and a PhD in Psychology.

She is trained in a number of models in EFPL including a mentorship in Adventures in Awareness with Barbara Rector, a pioneering influence in this field, and certification through the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies. This has allowed her to combine her theoretical understanding into a relational and embodied approach to EFPL. Veronica is passionate about working with clients to enable them to reach their full potential, and is an experienced corporate trainer offering one-to-one coaching and organizational consultancy. Clients range from large corporate businesses to individuals, couples and families read more

The HERD Faculty

Chris Goodall, LISW-S, CTP-C

Chris Goodall, LISW-S, CTP-C

EFP Instructor and EFL Level 1 Instructor (US)

Chris is a licensed independent social worker supervisor and a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Int. read more

Sarah Morehouse, MCouns, EFPL, CTRI

Sarah Morehouse, MCouns, EFPL, CTRI

Program Manager and EFL Level 1 Instructor (US)

Sarah Morehouse is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, receiving her Masters in Counselling
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Alison McCabe, MS, GEP

Alison McCabe, MS, GEP

EFL Level 1 Instructor (US)

Alison McCabe is a registered psychotherapist and certified Gestalt Equine Psychotherapist 

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Danielle Mills, BACP, EFPL

Danielle Mills, BACP, EFPL

EFL Level 1 Instructor (UK)

Danielle specializes in working with children and young people in a variety of settings
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Jude Jennison, EFPL

Jude Jennison, EFPL

EFL Level 1 Instructor (UK)

Jude Jennison began EFL in 2012 after overcoming her fear of horses 
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Michelle Hitt, EFPL

Michelle Hitt, EFPL

EFL LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR (UK)

Michelle was initially drawn to EFPL to combine her love of horses with her desire to help humans heal read more

Elisabeth Crabtree, MSc., GEP, MIAEB, AIRSB

Elisabeth Crabtree, MSc., GEP, MIAEB, AIRSB

Equine Consultant

In addition to a long career as a Business & Management consultant, Elisabeth (Lis) also has extensive experience teaching at colleges and universities read more

Catherine Anne Frend-Gillihan MAHSC, EFPL, EFAI, CHCT

Catherine Anne Frend-Gillihan MAHSC, EFPL, EFAI, CHCT

Equine Consultant

Catherine (Kat) is a graduate of Liberty University with both her Bachelors & Masters degrees

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Meet The HERD Horses

Reba

Reba is a 18-year-old AQHA chestnut mare, whose registered name is Star Dually read more

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is a 12-year-old quarter horse mare with a gentle and loving soul
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Arrow

ARROW is a 13-year-old quarter horse gelding with a calm and sweet disposition read more