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EAGALA Advanced Certified Equine Specialist

PATH International Certified Therapeutic

Specializations and Expertise:

Ms. Mitchell offers clients a unique combination of expertise: a background in social work coupled with 40 years of professional and recreational experience with horses. She co-founded the Horse-Powered Growth & Learning program in New Jersey and was nationally recognized for program design and implementation in the field of social work. Warm, caring, and nonjudgmental, Ms. Mitchell has worked with people of all ages, including those with developmental delays, autism, and ADHD and children in the justice system. She is an Authorized Provider for the New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities.



MSW, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

BA, Drew University

EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist

PATH International (formerly NARHA) Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Professional Association Memberships:

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (formerly NARHA)



(908) 273-5558 ext 112


“My work with Summit Psychological Services and the creation of Horse-Powered Growth and Learning rolls into one everything I hold most dear. Using horses to help people is the perfect marriage of my strengths and passions. There is nothing like being around horses to bring out the best in humans.”

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