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. 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.

Dr. Jennifer Lackey PhD
Natural Freedom's Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Lackey's Bio

Dr. Hayley Pettit Psy.D
Hopewell Health Center Liscensed  Psychologist

Dr. Pettit's Bio

Maureen Shelleau
Equine Artist and Animator 

This partnership began at Equine Affaire in 2017 we are thrilled to have completed our first book of the Stepping Up Kindness Children's Book Series and we look forward to many more. With Above the Lead Line Productions, llc.

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Paula Andree Carson LISW-S
Licensed Independent Social Worker

Paula Andree Carson  offers equine assisted counseling services in partnership with one of Natural Freedom's professional equine specialist to post adoptive families. She specializes in serving  populations in post adoption and attachment.

Paula's Bio


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Kristina & Cheyenne


Kristina Houser, Ph. D., LICDC
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Houser previously offered equine assisted counseling services in partnership with one of Natural Freedom's professional equine specialist to serve youth and family cohesion. She specialized in serving  populations with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), adoption issues and family dysfunction. Dr. Houser is working on retiring and now joins us during occasional workshops and special events.

Kristi's Bio

Natural Freedom entered into a partnership with Life and Purpose Behavioral Health in August of 2020. Through this partnership we provide nature-based and equine assisted learning as Therapeutic Behavioral Support (TBS) providers & services through this partnership. This is NOT a horseback riding program, unmounted activities only. .

We Are Currently Working On New Partnerships

More information coming soon!

If you or your organization are interested in potentially partnering with us please reach out via email: laticia.jeffers@naturalfreedomohio.com or phone: (740) 698-6031

We absolutely love collaborations!