Our Partners

logoNatural Freedom entered into a partnership with Hopewell Health Centers (HHC) formally Tri-County Mental Health, Inc. in 2009 to offer mental and behavioral health services. We provide nature-based and equine assisted learning as CPST providers and Equine Assisted Counseling services through this partnership. Additionally, we host counseling internships with the approval of the partnership clinical supervisor, Robert "Bob" Detty. Services can be funded through various funding sources. This is NOT a horseback riding program, unmounted activities only. With this partnership we have successfully completed and passed multiple CARFs and a JCAHO.

Bob Detty
Robert (Bob) Detty, LPCC-S
Natural Freedom's Clinical Supervisor

Bob's Bio

Nikki and Nell

Penelope LaRock, M.A.-Speech Therapy, M.A-Early Childhood
Educational Author & Story Teller

It is through this partnership that we will be offering educational and therapeutic opportunities through an interactive story series. Penelope is the author and illustrator of the interactive stories series that are featuring members of our horse team.

Penelope's Bio

Kimberly Hale, CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Through this partnership we offer speech therapy on horseback (hippotherapy) at Natural Freedom Wellness Center. Kim is accepting limited new clients at this time.

Kim's Bio


Kristina & Cheyenne

Kristina Houser, Ph. D., LICDC
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Houser offers equine assisted counseling services in partnership with one of Natural Freedom's professional equine specialist to serve youth and family cohesion. She specializes in serving  population with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), adoption issues and family dysfunction.

Kristi's Bio

Sara Needler, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Unfortunately, Sara has moved out of the area, we are open to partnering with other local Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist. Please contact us via email or phone.  

Sara's Bio