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Ioana is a mental health counselor by training, and has joined NVTRP in August 2018. She has started working with horses doing equine facilitated psychotherapy in 2011 and never looked back.


Ioana strongly supports NVTRP's mission and she believes in the power of the embodied therapeutic relationship between the client and the horses they connect with, as well as the horses' innate intuitive and relational gifts. Whether clients need help with anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders or trauma, Ioana and the horses are here to support you through your journey.

Ioana is also teaching counseling and equine facilitated psychotherapy at Marymount University full-time, and is actively involved in presenting and researching the impact of horses on our mental health and wellbeing.