Kellie Schriver

Director of Equine Therapy, LCDC, AAC, BCPCC, CEMP, CES

Kellie, as an Adjunct Clinician, provides equine therapy services for Healing Springs Ranch.

Kellie Schriver is a leader in the field and has served as a licensed and board-certified counselor for over 30 years. Incorporating her counseling services with her love of horses and her calling to help others, she developed the equine therapy program, The "Stages" of Changes, endorsed by top professionals in the equine-assisted therapy and mental health fields.

Kellie was drawn to the counseling field in large part by her personal life experiences with family members having mental health and addiction challenges.

Her areas of expertise include the following; equine therapy, equine-assisted learning, women's issues, grief counseling, dual diagnosis, help for the helper, self-care for professionals, team building, addiction, mental health issues, follow-up treatment, spiritual guidance Individual and marriage communication and stress management.

Kelly is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and earned her degree from Texas Tech University.  She was trained and received a certification from The Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. 

She is certified in the state of Texas as an Advanced Addictions Counselor at the Masters Level.  She is also a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (American Association of Christian Counselors), Certified Equine Mental Health Professional, Advanced Equine Therapist in the Natural Lifemanship Trauma model and is an equine specialist in both the EAGALA model, and the PATH model.     

Kellie and her husband Dave have been married 25 years and have two sons—Aaron Schriver, a U.S. Marine who was called to be with the Lord in 2007, and Austin Schriver who currently studies Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University.