MISSION AND HISTORY
Residing on her own small farm just outside of Memphis, TN, Karma Howard enjoys spending time with her horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, pigs, dogs, cat, and other animals. Her desire to share this joy with others has inspired her to establish Second Chance Ranch Counseling and Equine Therapy, LLC -- a place where people and animals come together in healing ways. As a mental health professional and equine enthusiast, Karma has fulfilled a lifelong dream by completing the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) certification program in order to offer equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) as one of the mental health services she is qualified to provide.
Karma is the ranch manager and co-facilitator of equine therapy sessions as the mental health specialist. As a certified EAGALA practitioner, she works with our equine specialist to provide equine therapy using the EAGALA model. Originally from North Carolina, Karma has lived in the Memphis area for over 20 years. She has had experience with owning, boarding, breeding, and riding horses, and barn management for the past 18 years, and is excited to be able to combine her passion for horses with her passion for helping people!
Over the past four years, Second Chance Ranch Counseling and Equine Therapy, LLC, has expanded to include other counseling services in addition to equine therapy; we now offer individual, family, and group counseling and have added additional mental health therapists to our staff to help provide these services.
Situated on just over 4 acres in Northeast Bartlett, TN, Second Chance Ranch Counseling and Equine Therapy, LLC, provides a small, quiet setting for many therapeutic activities. Our offices are located on site, making transitions from office to farm sessions more convenient and giving therapists more flexibility for meeting clients' needs in the moment. Our 4-stall barn, cross-fenced pasture, and lighted arena are well-maintained to ensure the health and well-being of our animals as well as the safety of our clients.
In addition, we currently rent a spacious office area within 10 minutes of the farm, which provides us a third office location for regular sessions as well as a wonderful indoor venue for group activities.