White Sands, New Mexico
I am currently credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern (LPC-Intern) in Texas, where I practice under the supervision of Suzette Lamb, LPC-S as an affiliate of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center. I also hold a post-graduate certificate in Equine-Assisted Mental Health from the University of Denver.
I specialize in adoption, attachment, and trauma and provide therapy for children and families age 5 and older. I am a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner and am trained in EMDR® (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). In 2018, I will be undertaking training in TheraPlay, Circle of Security, and will be engaging in further EMDR® training.
I also enjoy working within adventure and experiential therapeutic settings. To that end, I am pleased to be able to offer equine-assisted therapy, other out-of-the-office experiences, and collaborative in-home intensives with families outside of my general service area.
In addition to working with adoptive families, I am an international adoptive parent. I also travel domestically and internationally to work with children from hard places.
Presently, I am able to commute to Colorado to conduct regular clinical work, as well as to offer 2-day and 3-day in-home intensives.
With enough advance notice to allow for planning, intensives are able to include equine-assisted and experiential adventure therapeutic work.
Plans are also in the works to pilot a backcountry trip on horse back. Stay tuned!
I really enjoy teaching! While I do not get to teach and train as much as I'd prefer, I'm hoping to add several trainings to my schedule for 2018.
Previously, I've found myself giving a full-day seminar on equine-assisted mental health in Kyiv, Ukraine, have trained foster families in Texas needing education hours, and have consulted with the Institute for Human Animal Connection (IHAV) within the University of Denver.
And...sometimes...I write. The latest heresy is available here.
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart!" ~ Jeremiah 29:13
Through The Jeremiah Raok Project, my family and I work to try to do some good things in Ukraine...and beyond!
The J.R.P. is still a young organization, but we're excited about getting geared-up for a 2018!
Creatures older than written history, the horse has a home in nearly every culture worldwide. Since the 15th Century, Iberian culture has been committed to bearing some of the most majestic horses man has ever partnered with.
The Pure Spanish Horse (Pura Raza Española), commonly referred to in North America as "The Andalusian," is a testiment to this discerning committment.
At our ranch, Prados Andaluces, we endeavor to produce exceptional Andalusians (PRE) in the long held Spanish tradition; horses with noble character, brave hearts, inquisitive minds, athletic conformation, and devoted disposition.
I'm a wonderer native to Texas and with a penchant for adventure. Before getting involved with all that stuff listed above, career considerations had included mountaineering, captaining a sea vessel, and/or writing romance novels. These specializations, however, were not aligned with my educational pursuits; for which I was passionate. So...I decide to become a therapist.
I try to work quotes from "The Big Lewbowski" into most conversations, and when asked "what's your spirit animal?," I always enthusiastically reply "queso!" Because, it's true. If I could spend my time doing anything, that time would definitely involve horses and mountains. Oh, and I once smoked a cigar on the steps to the palace of a recently ousted leader. In general, I believe Hunter S. Thompson said it best when he suggested "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow!'"
White Sands, New Mexico
Revolution of Dignity
Consulting with DU's IHAC
Driving to South Texas for an Intensive
Foster Parent Training
Filming for "Battle Scars"
It's pretty true, though
I am available for therapy, training, consulting, adventure, and/or coffee. Can't wait for the next exciting project! You?
Or you can call at: 512-621-9684
...email at: Jason@JasonLedlie.com
...or write at:
1705 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, Texas 78756