Come with a goal. Come with curiosity. Come to be.

Willow Equine offers counseling, Reiki & leadership development, with horses, focused on reducing the impact of trauma, while rediscovering authenticity, confidence, and trust.


Why do we work with horses?



Horse in a field. North Carolina Equine Therapy



Are you:

  • Desiring clarity in your life, with looking at what is NOT working?
  • Allowing yourself the time in an emotionally safe space to be curious?
  • Excited to step forward on a deepened & accelerated Path to Healing?
  • Ready to engage in an innovative and effective form of healing?

The answer is YES and horses are your agent for change! Willow Equine offers an innovative, ground-based approach to:

Experiences with horses promotes more effective change with more rapid growth as compared to traditional clinical and psycho-educational approaches. The experiential nature of working with horses, engages clients in their own healing/learning process fostering the development of thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. Clients reach solutions squarely on their own terms. Experiences with horses is proven to be the most powerful approach to helping clients achieve and sustain personal and professional growth!

Services we offer at Willow Equine for counseling and leadership
Horse gazing.
North Carolina Equine Therapy - Willow Equine workshops

We have also added a NEW healing space for clients to utilize in conjunction with their time with the horses. It is also the primary location for our Reiki sessions! Reiki is a form of energy healing that leads to a decrease in symptoms related to hypertension, anxiety, cancer, depression, sleep disorders, mood disorders, and stress. It also relieves pain, promote relaxation, and improve self-esteem. Learn More Here!


Soul to Sole Connection Offers Equine-therapy to Help Military
Mooresville Tribune

“Because of COVID-19, mental health is currently a huge topic, and Soul to Sole Connection is dedicated to providing counseling in a unique, out-of-the-box way for members of the military, their families and their caregivers.” READ MORE HERE.

Willow Equine Uses Horses for Therapy in Mooresville
Spectrum Local News

“Willow Equine therapy in Mooresville uses horses as therapy to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, people with mental or physical disabilities, and people who need an outlet for stress” READ MORE HERE.


Putting the Pieces Back Together Podcast – Episode 17: Katie Stankiewicz with Soul to Sole Connection 

Putting the Pieces Back Together is a radio show hosted by Veterans and seeks to provide a space where Veterans and communities can connect, be heard, grow, heal, and ultimately put the pieces back together. Join John Gallina and Brad Borders of Purple Heart Homes every Tuesday morning on Putting the Pieces Back Together!


The Arenas of Change (ARCH) framework is a thought process to which our Professional Facilitators utilize as we interact, support and empower our clients. It is mindset that applies a story framework enhancing psychological safety, while accelerating the process. Willow Equine is a founding member, with designations in Mental Health, Horses, Military, & Coaching!

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala) has an experiential framework that allows clients the latitude to discover, learn, and grow from the horse/human relationship. Willow Equine’s Professional Fascinators are Eagala Certified with their Military Designation.