Kristie Evans, B.A. '02
Licensed Therapist, Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative
I earned my bachelor's degree in English from UB and a master's degree in counseling psychology and equine assisted mental health from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. I also studied at The Chopra Center, Tai Sophia Institute and Eponaquest with Linda Kohanov. Highly influenced by my undergraduate education at UB, I parlayed an English degree into a career as an equine assisted psychotherapist. My capstone graduate thesis, "The Heroine, the Horse and the Quest: A Brief Workshop for Addiction Utilizing Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey as a Platform for Equine Assisted Mental Health and Alternative Modalities," fused my study of myth and metaphor with my passion for partnering with horses to create movement in lives at a crossroads. Dr. Virginia Carruthers's literature courses and Kendra Kopelke's creativity course at UB informed my graduate study of counseling as much as any psychology course.
After practicing as a primary therapist and as an equine assisted therapist at both A Sober Way Home and Decision Point Center in Prescott, I returned home to Baltimore. Currently, I am a licensed therapist in Maryland working with Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative in Towson, Md., and I volunteer for Rose of Sharon Equestrian School in Glen Arm, Md. I have a special interest in all brands of addiction issues, trauma and co-occurring disorders.