Kelsey Devoille

 

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Kelsey Devoille is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the Kirkland area of Washington State. She received her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Finance from the University of Washington. She is a member of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Kelsey is also an Washington State Approved Supervisor, offering oversight and guidance to therapists who are the process of seeking licensure.

With a lifelong passion for horses, she has been competing and instructing in our local equestrian community for over 15 years. She has worked with children and adults taking their first tentative steps on a horse to experienced competitors looking to move up the levels. She has earned her USPC “A” rating and has competed through the Intermediate and CIC 1* level in the sport of 3 day eventing, giving her a solid understanding of the competitive environment and sports psychology. She is also trained through the 2nd level of Parelli 11825972_10104370891744808_8189004186802525714_nNatural Horsemanship, providing a solid foundation in reading horse/human interaction and understanding natural herd dynamics.

After recognizing the impact that horses have had on her life personally and in the lives of her students she thought about incorporating them into her practice. With a desire to support others in personal growth, she was recognizing that certain clients were hitting roadblocks in talk therapy. These experiences lead Kelsey to integrate horses into her counseling practice. Her training with Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) allows Kelsey to be one of the few therapists in the region to offer equine assisted therapy in her counseling practice. Kelsey is also a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, providing opportunities for continuing education in this fascinating field.

Kelsey feels passionate about working outside of the traditional office space. While many of her clients don’t utilize equine therapy, they all seem to appreciate the unique setting of the property, access to walking trails, and the warmer feel of the office.