CARLA BERRY STAATS,
MA, LCDC, CAP, EAP, CTT

As founder and president of Staats Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC, and co-owner of the N2 Nutrition LLC. Carla Berry Staats possesses both a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas at Brownsville. She holds an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) with the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in Texas, Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) and Certified Trauma Therapist (CTT) with the Florida Cerification Board. In addition, she holds an EAGALA certification (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, a certificate to conduct family mediations and is partnered with the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Her professional experience includes working with military service members, veterans and civilian adults and adolescents in both residential and outpatient settings. Carla’s work focuses on assisting clients, both individuals and groups, in replacing unhealthy habits with more effective solution-producing behaviors to the enhancement of each client’s lifestyle and relationships. Her unique approach of mind, body, and spirit combined with her affinity for people and horses has guided her enduring interest in equine-assisted learning. As a horse owner and equestrienne, Carla recognizes the vast potential for understanding and growth through the metaphoric interaction between human and equine. Among the many benefits of team and relationship building in this distinctive setting are improved coping and communication skills. She developed the At E.A.S.E.- Equine Assisted Self ExplorationTM Program now used at Quantum Leap Farm in Odessa, Florida.


Jenna Miller- M.A.
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
Equine Specialist
EAGALA Certified
Therapeutic Riding Instructor

An avid horsewomen and horse lover from a young age, Jenna has been involved in the equestrian world for 20 years, including the roles of competitor, trainer, and coach to adolescents in the art of horsemanship.  Jenna possesses a B.S. in Animal Science (Equine Studies) from the University of Florida and has recently completed her Masters in Mental Health Counseling.  She is now working as a registered Mental Health Counseling intern towards licensure in the state of Florida. Jenna spent her MHC internship working with Tampa’s homeless population and for the last year and a half has worked with different veteran populations from both James A. Haley and Bay Pines VA hospitals, as well as active duty military and their families utilizing the At E.A.S.E. (Equine Assisted Self Exploration)™ program. Jenna also spends her time as a therapeutic riding instructor at Quantum Leap Farm, where she assists individuals in improving physical, mental and social well being. Jenna’s passion for horses and their innate ability to impact individuals in a myriad of ways, as well as her continuing interest in the human psyche and belief in the mind, body, spirit connection has led her to the fascinating field of EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy).  Her belief is that EAP is an amazing form of experiential therapy where individuals can draw powerful metaphors by interacting with horses allowing for powerful discoveries about oneself, one’s relationships and the world around them. 

Horses lend us the wings we lack- author unknown

 

Doc”, registered as Riskey Skipping, with the American Paint Horse Association was born March 26, 2006, in Tomball, Texas on the ranch of Doc Cadwalder, of Cadwalder Behavioral Clinics. His parents there, Calico Skipa Lee and Riskey Kitty Bell, are both Equine Assisted Psychotherapy horses in their program. He comes by his therapeutic name and temperament naturally. He is very happy to be the At E.A.S.E. horse that he is at Quantum Leap Farm. Doc is the youngest and newest addition to the therapeutic team, but has an old soul. He is also a member of Carla and Dewayne Staats’ family.