MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Karma M. Howard, MA, NCC, LPC/MHSP, EMDR Trained, EAGALA Certified, is a licensed mental health clinician (license number TN 3574) with over 7 years of experience working with child, adolescent, and adult clients in both inpatient and outpatient counseling settings in the  Memphis, TN, area.  As co-founder and owner of Second Chance Ranch Counseling and Equine Therapy, Karma provides mental health services to the community through her private practice and outpatient group programs in addition to equine therapy services.  Karma is trained to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma and is fully trained and certified to provide equine therapy services using the EAGALA model.  Karma is passionate about bringing animals and people together to form partnerships for healing and wellness.  She loves working with clients of all ages, particularly adolescents and their families.

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Caroline Schratz, LPC-MHSP, RYT-200, TSY-140

Caroline earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Memphis and is currently licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider (Lic. #4962). She specializes in helping clients struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. She particularly loves helping those individuals who may be struggling with low self-esteem and self-worth. Caroline enjoys guiding her clients to identify their own strengths and unlock the hidden potential that everyone possesses. She loves working with individuals who are ready for change but are in need of some extrinsic motivation and guidance.

 

Caroline provides psychotherapy in both English and Spanish, and has worked closely with the Latino population in Memphis since 2013. She has extensive experience treating various forms of trauma, and is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy as well as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. She is a certified trauma-informed yoga teacher, providing a mind-body perspective to the traditional therapeutic model. She often uses art, mindfulness, and sandtray in combination with talk therapy to provide a well-rounded approach to fit all clients’ needs. For those parents who are looking for assistance for their children, Caroline has extensive experience working with all ages, ranging from 4 to 18 years old.  She is a certified PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) therapist, and has experience providing trauma therapy to children and adolescents. Caroline recently completed training in Natural Lifemanship, a form of equine assisted psychotherapy, and is currently providing equine therapy to children, adults, couples, and families. 

 

Some of Caroline’s areas of specialty include treatment of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), survivors of domestic/family violence, childhood abuse, and sexual assault, stress management, low self-esteem/self-worth, and communication skills/conflict resolution.

Lance Faegenburg, LMSW

Sometimes dark places need flashlights. Early in my education to become a therapist, I learned being allowed to walk with someone during a dark time in their life is an honor. As a therapist it is my intention to deserve that honor and to be a flashlight of sorts to help remove those emotional filters which often darken our experiences.

I have worked with veterans, domestic violence survivors, survivors of human trafficking, children, adolescents, autistic youth, and LGBTQIA+ youth. My primary experience has been working with adolescents and at-risk youth. Currently I practice at Second Chance Ranch where we utilize animal assisted therapy.

My primary modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I utilize a strengths-based client focused approach in which you are the expert on your own life and it is my role to guide you to positive outcomes you define.

EQUINE SPECIALIST

Jenny Lawrence has enjoyed a lifelong association with horses, as a rider, trainer, owner and riding instructor. She has owned and operated Sail'em Stables boarding and training facility in Shelby County for over 20 years. She has trained and shown Arabian horses at the regional and national level for various clients for many years, garnering numerous championships at the highest levels of competition.

Trained in classical dressage, she believes in developing the unique partnership between each horse and its rider. Jenny brings a lifetime of horsemanship experience to the EAGALA team as Equine Specialist.