Dawn Yelvington, PhD, LMFT is the clinical director of Healing Hearts Therapies & Equine, LLC and a qualified supervisor. Her organization provides both private practice sessions and Eagala certified, equine assisted therapy. For the last five year her organization has provided equine assisted therapy services to individuals in a dual diagnosis short-term residential facility for clients with substance use disorders one day a week. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families who are struggling with relational conflicts, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems. She has facilitated therapeutic groups for more than 12 years. Dr. Yelvington utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Experiential Therapies. As a therapist and supervisor, she is open and supportive in her approach with her clients and supervisees, with the goal of empowering them to function at their optimal potential. She encourages those that she works with to achieve a higher level of self-awareness, self-acceptance and the courage to face their struggles. Her research interest includes parental bereavement, equine assisted psychotherapy, military populations, group work and addictions.